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Kayla Hickey

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Warehouse Risk Assessment: 4 Important Factors

Posted by Kayla Hickey on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 @ 16:08 PM

Warehouses in North America incur about $500,000 in losses every eleven days due to unforeseen risks. When business operations include the use of warehouses you should find yourself asking, “what are the risks that I need to be aware of and how I can lower the probability of a loss occurring?” If you're not fully aware of the risks that pose the greatest threats to your warehouse, your organization is vulnerable to millions of dollars in potential losses. 

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Topics: warehouse risk, warehouse risk assessment, Warehouse risk management

5 Tips to Manage Employee Risk

Posted by Kayla Hickey on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

In Canada, bodily exertion and contact with objects and equipment are the top two events that cause employees to miss work. Risk assessments can be used to protect both the safety of the employees and the security of the business or organization. In industries where heavy machinery and intense labor are required, it's important to take extra measures to thoroughly manage the risks that can put employees in danger.

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Topics: employee risk management, risk assessment, employee risk, workplace assessment

3 Important Factors to Consider When Tracking Near Miss Incidents

Posted by Kayla Hickey on Thu, Jul 6, 2017 @ 15:07 PM


Does your organization have a process and program enabled to easily report on near misses? Are corrective actions being implemented to lower the frequency and severity of future occurrences? Are employees risk sensitive? A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury or damage - but had the potential to do so. When only reporting claims and omitting near misses, your organization is not getting the full picture of potential hazards.

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Topics: Claims Management, incident management software, near miss, near miss reporting, incident management, incident reporting, root cause analysis, root cause, incident reporting software

Supply Chain Risk Management: A Few Things You Should Consider

Posted by Kayla Hickey on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 14:06 PM


It's important to consider your company’s risk exposure when entering into a business relationship with a third party. How will your operations be impacted when a supplier is late delivering essential materials? What if you receive damaged materials? There are a number of options that can be implemented to mitigate risks associated with your supply chain.  

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Topics: supply chain risk management, supplier risk, Supplier risk management

Product Recall: How Your Business Can Prepare

Posted by Kayla Hickey on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 16:06 PM


Product recall is a terrifying phrase for both manufacturers and retailers. If not handled properly, it has the ability to destroy brands and bankrupt companies. With the ability to have such a detrimental impact, you would think that many companies have an effective product recall plan in place. But in reality, many companies, even large corporations, are not prepared to handle a large product recall incident. 

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Topics: product liability, manufacturing product liability, product design liability, product recall preparedness, product recall, product recall management

7 Tips on How to Control Your Organization's Insurance Costs

Posted by Kayla Hickey on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 @ 15:06 PM


Organizations are constantly searching for opportunities to reduce insurance costs. Companies need to view their role in the insurer/insured relationship differently. The insurance company isn’t selling you insurance; you are selling them your risk. Don't let them assume what you do and what your risks are. By providing detailed risk management plans including your organizations ability to produce and implement trend analysis reporting, your organization is promoting its proactive, risk consciousness environment. When history is unknown or the internal approach is more reactive than proactive, insurers will typically err on the side of caution. This frequently translates into higher premiums and more restrictive coverages and limits.

Follow these tips below to get the best insurance for your organization:

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Topics: risk management insurance, insurance broker risk management, risk management tips, Insurance and Insurance Purchasing

Most Common Types of Claims Facing Retailers

Posted by Kayla Hickey on Thu, May 25, 2017 @ 16:05 PM

Operating any size business whether it be a small local shop to a large retailer can be costly. Your business could end up having to close its doors as a result of having to pay out the cost of an insurance claim. As a retailer it is essential to both be aware and prepare for the biggest types of insurance claims facing your industry.

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Topics: Retail Claims, Retail Risk, Claims Management, Retail Claims Management

The Manufacturing Supply Chain: Top 10 Risks to Consider

Posted by Kayla Hickey on Fri, May 12, 2017 @ 15:05 PM


The risks that impact the supply chain of manufacturers is continuously growing and changing. The supply chain is vulnerable to countless risks such as supplier relationships, manufacturing processes, shipment of finished products, and many more. When conducting a risk management plan for your business there are many major risk factors to be considered that are completely out of your control.

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Topics: supply chain risk management, supply chain risks, Manufacturing, manufacturing supply chain