7 Tips to Reduce Risk in Family Entertainment Centers

Limiting risk helps everybody in the family entertainment center (FEC) community. Customers and workers stay healthy and keep coming back. Owners and managers make profit targets and grow the business. The longer you avoid mishaps and lawsuits, the stronger your reputation becomes. Doing only the obvious — following safety protocols and obeying the laws enforcing […]

Professions Most at Risk for Workplace Violence

Two million Americans report suffering from workplace violence every year, making it the second leading cause of work-site deaths in the country (the leading cause is automobile accidents), according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Many more cases go unreported. The organization defines workplace violence as any act or threat of physical violence, […]

6 Hidden Costs of Workplace Violence

The initial costs of workplace violence may come and go in the space of a week or two, but once the bills for trauma care, funerals, and grief counseling get paid, a new set of costs starts taking its toll. These costs are considerably more difficult to quantify — much less anticipate or prevent — […]

PRIMA Talks Active Shooter Policies with McGowan’s Paul Marshall

How much does active-shooter insurance coverage cost? Why should policyholders conduct security reviews and vulnerability assessments? These are just two of the topics Paul Marshall, McGowan’s director of Active Shooter/Workplace Violence programs, addresses in a conversation on the PRIMA Podcast, produced by the Public Risk Management Association. “A lot of people think these policies are […]

How to Properly Use Extension Cords to Prevent Injury and Property Damage

The most common, convenient, and easiest way to provide electrical power to an appliance, tool, or piece of equipment that cannot reach an outlet is through an extension cord. These highly common insulated and flexible devices are available in almost any sundry retail store, hardware, or home supply facilities. Consisting of an outlet, plug and […]

5 Habits of Successful Community Association Leaders

It’s not what you say to get elected to the board of your community association. It’s what you do once you’re in charge. Most HOA and community association leaders come in as rookies. They feel a sense of responsibility for their neighborhood and an urgency to defend property values. However, that’s not much preparation for […]