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Risk in Context | Coronavirus

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on how to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Posts

Remote Work: Five Practices Risk Professionals Should Consider

Posted by Jeffrey Smagacz Tuesday, October 06, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers are taking concrete action to help employees create a safe workspace that enhances productivity and mitigates workers’ compensation claims.

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COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation: A New Burden of Proof for California Employers

Posted by Dennis Tierney Thursday, September 24, 2020

California is the latest state to introduce a rebuttable presumption that workers who contract COVID-19 are presumed to have done so on the job, adding greater complexity and liability for employers.

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Pandemic Heightens Cyber Risk for Higher Education

Posted by Jean Demchak Monday, September 21, 2020

Higher education institutions are prime targets for cyber-attacks, a risk that is being intensified due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Related to: Education

What Employers Should Know About Vaccination in the COVID-19 Era

Posted by Kelly Thoerig Wednesday, September 16, 2020

As flu season kicks off and health officials race to develop a viable COVID-19 vaccine, an important question has arisen: Can employers require staff to be vaccinated?

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Managing COVID-19-Related Violence in Retail and Restaurant Workplaces

Posted by Cindy Smail Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Retail and restaurant industry employers must plan for and protect against workplace violence prompted by objections to COVID-19 prevention measures.

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5 Measures for Returning to Campus During a Pandemic

Posted by Richard Vohden Tuesday, August 18, 2020

As the new academic year begins, higher education entities should consider a number of measures as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Seek Trusted Sources to Cut Through COVID-19 Noise

Posted by Lorna Friedman Monday, August 17, 2020

A glut of information — and misinformation — has accompanied the coronavirus’s spread. Where can people and businesses turn for insight and guidance?

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Related to: United States , Puerto Rico

Pandemic Highlights New Priorities for Construction Companies

Posted by Robert McDonough Wednesday, August 12, 2020

As health and safety concerns increase, regulations evolve, and the demand for new projects shifts, construction companies must adapt and respond to new challenges to protect their people and their bottom line.

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Even as COVID-19 Lockdowns Ease, Vigilance Remains Key

Posted by Greg Rodway. Wednesday, June 24, 2020

As COVID-19 lockdowns ease, employers shouldn’t be lulled into a false sense of security and complacency.

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Don’t Let Pandemic Distractions Hamper Safety

Posted by Larry Pearlman Thursday, April 02, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic be cautions that distracted workers don’t make mistakes that hamper safety.

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