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Posted 3 weeks ago by John Durante

As noted in the most recent NFPA Research Report “Structure Fires Started by Hot Work,” Hot Work remains to be a leading ignition source for structure fires. NFPA estimates that during the five-year period of 2010-2014 local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 4,440 structure fires per year involving equipment associated with hot work. These fires caused an average of 12 civilian…

Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)

Posted 3 weeks ago by John Durante

What Is A Dust Hazard Analysis?


As defined in NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust (2019 edition), a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) is a systematic review to both identify and evaluate the potential fire, flash fire, or explosion hazards associated with the presence of one or more combustible particulate solids in a process or facility.


NFPA 652 provides specific…

DUTY OF CARE DISCUSSION - THE RES FORUM AND WBN

Posted 3 days ago by Alan Fergusson

Director of Employee Benefits Alan Fergusson took part if The RES Forum UNRESERVED insight this week along with Professor Benjamin Bader to discuss Global Mobility’s responsibilities towards employee duty of care, plus the associated tools, products and services available to inhouse HR and GM teams, often available through existing insurance plans. Join the conversation on LinkedIn and Twitter by…

CYBER INSURANCE MARKET – SCAGLIARINI APPROACH TO 2020/2021 TRENDS IN ITALY/YPA

Posted 2 weeks ago by Elena Pattaro

During 2020, also due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cyber risk became the first concern for every kind of business, regardless of industry sector or company size. In particular, ransomware attacks grew worldwide of 105% compared to 2018, boosting the demand for cyber insurance and making also the EU and Italian cyber insurance marketplaces much harder:

  • capacity has shrunk drastically,…

WBN WELLBEING 2021: GLOBAL MOBILITY AND BEYOND

Posted 2 weeks ago by Robert Sterngold

For many companies, wellbeing used to be just a tick box exercise. Now the status of wellbeing in the workplace has taken on a whole new meaning and significance.

It is now something employees and organizations are fully engaging in, and is no longer the exception. The pandemic has expanded the wellbeing narrative into places we’ve never even had to consider previously.

Throughout…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CHICAGO CONFERENCE: INSURTECH – THE AGENCY OF THE FUTURE

Posted 3 weeks ago by Leia Gottwald

Brian Hetherington, Founder and Chairman of The ABD team and WBN Treasurer and Board Member said it best in this webinar: “If you sit down at the poker table and can’t tell who the loser is… it’s probably you”. The insurance industry has historically been behind the times with technology and for years it’s been the odd one out at the table.

But the pandemic has caused a rapid acceleration…

WORLDWIDE BROKER NETWORK™ APPOINTS B. SCOTT DAVIS TO ITS BOARD

Posted 1 week ago by Leia Gottwald

San Francisco, April 14th, 2021 – The Worldwide Broker Network™ (WBN), the world’s largest global network of independent insurance and benefits brokers, today appointed B. Scott Davis, President, National Specialty Group at EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, to the WBN Board. Davis’ appointment was made during WBN’s 64th Global Conference held virtually from Chicago.

Davis is a distinguished…

WBN ADDS RISK LOGIC TO ITS NETWORK

Posted 3 weeks ago by Leia Gottwald

WBN ADDS LEADING CONSULTING ENGINEERING COMPANY RISK LOGIC TO ITS NETWORK

San Francisco, March 25, 2021 – The Worldwide Broker Network™ (WBN), the world’s largest global network of independent insurance and benefits brokers, is today announcing a new associate member, Risk Logic (RLI) a consulting engineering company that provides loss prevention services.

Risk Logic’s leading consultation…

WORLDWIDE BROKER NETWORK™ APPOINTS OLGA COLLINS AS CEO

Posted 1 week ago by Schyler Tollmann

San Francisco, March 9th, 2021 – The Worldwide Broker Network™ (WBN), the world’s largest global network of independent insurance and benefits brokers, announces the appointment of Olga Collins as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 12. Collins succeeds Francie Starnes, who will serve as CEO Emeritus through 2021.

Collins joins WBN from its member firm Beecher Carlson,…

WBN Adds Leading Valuation Consultants StempleCrites To Its Network

Posted 3 weeks ago by Francie Starnes

San Francisco, February 25, 2021 – The Worldwide Broker Network™ (WBN), the world’s largest global network of independent insurance and benefits brokers, is today announcing a new associate member, StempleCrites LLC.

The addition of StempleCrites’ premier valuation consulting expertise will allow WBN’s members to extend a full slate of valuation services to their international…

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