Safety

Dangerous Driving Is Costing Billions

Cars today are safer than ever. Yet Americans are driving more dangerously, and it’s costing billions in property damage and lost quality of life.

Telematics holds the potential for improved safety and lower claims

Americans drove a combined 3.1 trillion miles over 12 months through March 2016. With drivers traveling more miles, the potential for accidents increases. The National Safety Council reported that ...

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...

Reducing the risk of commercial vehicle crashes

In 2014, in the United States, 3,903 people were killed and an estimated 111,000 injured in police-reported traffic crashes involving large trucks. Seven percent of the fatal crashes involved a tru...

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...

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 ...

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 workplac...

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,...

Winter: A Season of Claims

The October 29 snowstorm on the East Coast reminded us that winter is fast approaching — and that none of us can know for certain what’s going to happen next. As described in Insurance Journal ,...