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Feature AdjustersRisk

Don’t be a dumb waiter

September 5, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

If your organization is involved in any way with serving alcohol, your risk management strategy may need a sober second thought. How to be free and clear of liability

Feature AppointmentsRisk

Environmental Scan

September 2, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Christine Maligec, 2019 RIMS Canada Conference Co-Chair, talks about the shifting environment for risk managers and how they can adapt in the future.

Feature Risk

Making the most of a bad reputation

September 1, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Amplified by the speed and global breadth of social media, it takes seconds to shred a good corporate reputation. Corporate boards are worried. Can insurance help?

News InsuranceLegal

First conviction in Canada for driving a canoe while impaired causing death

August 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

For the first time in Canada, someone has been convicted of impaired driving charges causing death while paddling a canoe. “This is a unique case in that it is the first time [that] charges have been prosecuted respecting the operation

News Climate ChangeInsuranceRisk

A new real-time model for predicting urban flood resilience

August 29, 2019 by Jason Contant

A newly-proposed flood model can provide a real-time prediction of urban flooding caused by heavy rainfall in a changing climate, but it may not be of particular interest to insurers. “The model can be used not only for real-time flooding

News ClaimsInsurance

How Oklahoma opioid ruling could affect Canadian drug liability claims

August 28, 2019 Laura Kane  THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – An Oklahoma court ruling that found Johnson & Johnson helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the company to pay US$572 million could persuade drug manufacturers to settle a similar lawsuit in British Columbia, legal experts say.

News InsuranceRiskTechnology

How Travelers advises clients to mitigate auto risk

August 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Do your commercial clients have a strict policy of not calling employees while they are driving? Many drivers who are distracted are actually workers who are travelling on behalf of their employers during the day, Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Gord

News InsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Three reasons why healthcare is often the target of cyberattacks

August 21, 2019 by Jason Contant

If your client works in the healthcare industry in Canada, they likely know they are an attractive target for cybercriminals. But new research from global cybersecurity company Kaspersky sheds light on some of the reasons why. The study of more

News RiskTechnology

How B.C. auditor general rates the provincial government’s cyber security

August 20, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client has a formal process to disable computer network access for employees and contractors who no longer work there, that client’s cybersecurity is better in at least one respect than some of British Columbia government departments. The province’s

News Insurance

Flammable liquid risk should be top of mind for these clients

August 19, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial clients looking for ways of managing wildfire risk should turn their mind at some point to flammable liquid storage. “You wouldn’t want a gas can right up against the building,” said Scott Steinmetz, global head of risk control, MidCorp

News Insurance

Why risk managers need to go beyond heat maps

August 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Risk managers using colour-coded heat maps may be pressed by their bosses for more specific information on their exposures, a new risk management expert at KPMG Canada suggests. Heat maps are a way for risk managers to report risks to

News ConstructionEngineeringRisk

Simple ways to keep a roof on during a tornado

August 13, 2019 by Jason Contant

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and home building company Doug Tarry Homes Ltd. have joined forces for a pilot project on increasing the resilience of homes to high wind and tornado events. High winds contributed in part to