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3D printer risks investigated

In a previous blog post— 3D Printers: Do emitted chemicals from inexpensive desktop models pose health risks? —we discussed a study on emissions and possible risks associated with small commercial desktop 3D printers....

FireLine Examines the Erskine Wildfire

To date, wildfires in California this season have burned more than 150,000 acres, and—with five major wildfires burning at this writing—that number continues to grow. California seems poised for yet another year of...

Insurance and the presidential conventions

As was evident while viewing the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the political operatives of their national committees truly delved into the minutia of how to spin their respective gatherings in...

Risks and rules for small commercial drones

Drones are entering the mainstream. The agriculture and real estate industries may currently dominate commercial usage, but a wide and varied market is shaping up. Many fields can use drone technology, including...

Traumatic brain injury deaths highest for small company construction workers

As you might imagine, the construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in U.S. workplaces. A total of 2,210 construction workers died because of a TBI from...

Education + Marketing = Better Loss Control + Customer Retention

In today’s competitive landscape, it’s critical for insurers to keep loss costs under control—not only through fast, fair, and consistent claims resolution but also by helping to reduce the number of claims. Educating...

Recognizing Behavior that may Lead to Workplace Violence

Reported cases of workplace violence continue to rise. All businesses should assess this issue and have a plan to address it. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 13,827 workplace homicides from 199...

FireLine and the Fort McMurray Fire

As of this writing, firefighters are still battling the Fort McMurray fire in Western Canada, and authorities are restricting access to the area. The fire is a major incident, and Verisk’s Property Claim Services ® (P...

3D Printers: Do emitted chemicals from inexpensive desktop models pose health risks?

With prices of 3D printers dropping below $500, inexpensive units have moved increasingly into schools, universities, offices, and homes. Gartner Inc., a technology research and advisory firm, expects worldwide 3D...

Another successful forum!

Engineering and Safety Service (E&S ™ ) held our annual E&S Loss Control Executive Forum on April 6–8 in Tampa, Florida, and it was a great success. Forty senior-level loss professionals and guests from more than 30...