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Returning to the office after covid-19
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Loss Control Considerations for Re-Opening General Operations - COVID-19 Pandemic Al Relyea
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June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unparalleled challenges for business risk managers. As governmental restrictions are relaxed to the point where some employees may return to work, employers need to consider new controls to help reduce the possibility that the virus will spread in the at-work workforce.
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Social Distancing at work
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Plant Re-Openings after COVID-19 Closures
May 2020
Now that Federal, State, and Local governments are beginning to develop guidelines for business to re-open, employers have to consider how to bring workers back into the workplace safely. Aside from COVID-19 concerns, there are many other considerations when restarting operations after an extended shutdown. This includes...
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N95 Respirators
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How to determine if your N95 respirators are fake or real Greg Slaton
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April 2020
During this time when N95 respirators are in short supply and needed for essential frontline medical workers, it is important to be aware that the personal protective equipment (PPE) you’re using may not be approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
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covid-19
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Tokio Marine America Loss Control
April 2020
In challenging times like these, Tokio Marine America’s mission as a Good Company is to provide Anshin (safety, security and peace of mind) to our clients and the public is essential. We have two new trainings available to help business and their employees during the coronavirus crisis.
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10 Great Reads
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10 Good Reads with a Marine Cargo Theme Julie Vogele
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March 2020
From "Moby Dick" to true tales of modern treasure hunters, the sea has inspired countless books. One of life's great pleasures is to lose oneself in an interesting book. Recently, I was thinking about a few books that touch on marine cargo and nautical themes,
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FAQ
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Frequently Asked Questions About Marine Cargo Risks Julie Vogele
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March 2020
One of my favorite sections of websites I visit is the frequently asked questions, or FAQ. I usually learn a lot when I browse those, including some things it never occurred to me to ask. When I think about how complex marine cargo risks can be, and the kinds of questions I often get...
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Avoiding E&O risks
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Trucking firms can cut risks by hiring more women drivers Stefania Cappelli
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March 2020
In over-the-road or non-local trucking, the average driver is 46 years old and male. ATA estimates the long-haul trucking industry will need to hire 1.1 million new drivers over the next decade as older drivers retire. Obvious areas for recruiting are women ...
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Avoiding E&O risks
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Motor truck cargo insurance: Don’t go without it Stefania Cappelli
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March 2020
Motor truck carriers and logistics companies are facing a market correction in commercial auto liability insurance, but they shouldn’t overlook the importance of a complementary and highly valuable form of coverage: motor truck cargo insurance.
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Avoiding E&O risks
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Avoiding E&O risks in motor truck cargo claims Stefania Cappelli
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January 2020
Motor truck cargo losses frequently cause headaches for transportation companies – and, in certain situations, their insurance brokers too. Damage or loss of cargo has some specific pitfalls for insurance brokers. Motor truck cargo is a complex risk, with diverse exposures. If appropriate coverage and limits are not in place, cargo claims may not be covered. When that happens...
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Strange claims surface in ocean cargo
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Strange claims sometimes surface in ocean cargo business Julie Vogele
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October 2019
A dizzying array of goods, from electronics to live animals, is transported every day as ocean marine cargo. Sometimes during those journeys, unfortunate things happen, not limited to water damage. As a result, ocean cargo claims adjusters see a lot of unusual stuff.
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Cargo Loss
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Cargo stock throughput offers value throughout supply chain Julie Vogele
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October 2019
From raw materials to finished goods, the "stuff" people and businesses around the world depend on often undergoes a long journey to reach them -- during which there's a lot of risk. Protecting the property that makes our world turn can be complicated. Fortunately, when international transit is involved, there’s an ocean marine insurance solution...
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Cargo Loss
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Cargo loss carries reputational risks David Lee
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March 2019
In my decades of managing and insuring transportation risks, I have seen all kinds of claims. One of the worst losses for motor carriers, however, is uninsured or underinsured cargo. The reason can be explained through what I call the three “R’s”...
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Tariffs
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Tariffs, trade rules raise cargo risks Julie Vogele
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March 2019
What happens on land sometimes has a big impact on ocean-going cargo. Tariffs, changes in trade sanctions and government regulations often have long-term effects on trade.
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Auto Transporters
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Auto transporters face a road full of risks David Lee
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March 2019
Whenever I see a truck hauling automobiles, I invariably have two thoughts: one, what kinds of vehicles is the transporter carrying, and two, does the motor carrier know how risky the auto hauling business can be?
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Food safety
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Food safety law’s new rules raise bar for motor carriers David Lee
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March 2019
In the United States, many consumers don’t realize how important the trucking industry is to their ability to shop for groceries, eat in restaurants and stock their refrigerators with fresh food.
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safety
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Safety compliance pays off for motor carriers David Lee
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March 2019
Maneuvering heavy trucks in urban areas and on highways is a risky business. Even though vehicles have more safety equipment than ever, and motor carriers must satisfy a broad set of safety regulations, there’s more to managing the risks and exposures in trucking than just complying with the law.
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5 things agents know
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5 things agents should know about insuring cargo Julie Vogele
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March 2019
Cargo insurance, to many people who don’t deal with it every day, can be hard to understand and may seem like it’s written in another language (which makes sense, considering the first written evidence of this type of coverage dates back to the 1300s). Here are five things that insurance agents and brokers should keep in mind about insuring cargo:
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Shippers
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Why shippers need ocean cargo insurance Julie Vogele
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March 2019
As an insurance executive with many years’ experience in ocean marine insurance, I have seen all sorts of things happen to goods in transit. Before I talk about what those things are, let’s consider the fundamental question for anyone who buys or sells goods transported in international trade: Why do I need ocean cargo insurance?
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Don’t miss the boat on ocean cargo risks Julie Vogele
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March 2019
For a lot of insurance agents, ocean cargo insurance isn’t something they do every day, and when it comes time to review exposures, cargo risks are often overlooked. Here are a few key indicators that should prompt agents to discuss cargo insurance with their customers:
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cargo towing
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Cargo towing can cost you David Lee
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March 2019
No transportation companies want to have an accident or breakdown that requires a tow, but motor carriers might be shocked to learn just how expensive cargo towing can be.
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digitize trucking
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Digitization driving truckers toward new risks David Lee
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March 2019
Trucking has always been a tough job, and a digital transformation in transportation not only will make that job more complex but it also will introduce new risks and exposures that motor carriers can’t afford to ignore. From the trends we’re seeing now, and based on my many years of experience in managing transportation risk, here are a few predictions:
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