Understanding the Liabilities That Come with Event Security

Understanding the Liabilities That Come with Event Security

Event producers and venue owners know that there are many planning steps in pulling off a successful and safe event. Whether the event is a concert, a street festival, or an athletic competition, many aspects must work together to ensure adequate crowd control and event safety. Unfortunately, even the best-planned event can result in injuries and property damage, creating unforeseen liability issues. Special events insurance for concerts and other events is part of an overall risk management strategy for event planners, hosts, producers, and venue owners. There are also industry best practices that these stakeholders must employ in regards to event security. In this guide, we’ll explore the liabilities arising from security personnel and their actions or inaction, then provide details on how to minimize risk exposures associated with event security.

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Concert Risk Management: Establishing Crowd Control

Concert Risk Management: Establishing Crowd Control

For concert promoters and venue owners, event management is a complex process. To pull off a successful and safe event, the process begins with effective crowd management. Crowd control can be seen as a make-or-break component of events, including concerts, outdoor festivals, and professional sports events. Done right, and the risks associated with crowd-related injuries and property damage drops. Done poorly, the lack of effective crowd control can lead to injury, damage, or even death. Event promoters typically carry some form of concert insurance to protect against a wide range of event-related risks. Implementing crowd control methods is a vital part of the overall risk management strategy.

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Healthcare Professional Liability Costs Are On The Rise

Healthcare Professional Liability Costs Are On The Rise

Health care systems face unique challenges as they deliver medical care to millions of people each year. Healthcare costs are rising – for facilities, caregivers, and patients alike. Among the rising costs is that of professional liability insurance, which has increased dramatically due to a sharp uptick in the number of catastrophic liability claims. U.S. Risk Insurance, a leading provider of insurance solutions for the healthcare industry, knows that these rising liability costs are causing changes to the way healthcare providers and health facilities do business.

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Can Event Insurance Policies Cover Acts of Terrorism?

Can Event Insurance Policies Cover Acts of Terrorism?

Around the world, events bring people together. Whether these events are a professional sports game, a music festival, or a live art performance, large crowds can be expected. As such, these special events may be a target for acts of terrorism. Recent terrorist attacks targeting event attendees have raised the specter of terrorism insurance in the minds of event promoters, leading to many questions. Is entertainment insurance sufficient to cover the risks associated with a terrorist attack? The answer to that question is not as clear-cut as many event promoters hope.

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The Effects of the Driver Shortage on the Transportation Industry

The Effects of the Driver Shortage on the Transportation Industry

The world’s economy depends on the timely and safe delivery of goods from manufacturers to consumers. Trucking is the cornerstone of industry; without trucks and drivers, companies are limited in sales, and consumers may have difficulties in obtaining the products they demand. Looking at America’s highways and byways, one may be surprised to learn that the transportation industry is facing an unprecedented driver shortage. U.S. Risk Underwriters, a leading provider of specialty insurance solutions for the transportation industry, knows that companies are scrambling to understand the reasons behind the driver shortage. In this guide, we will take a deeper look at the U.S. driver shortage and ways that the transportation industry is addressing this challenge.

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The Greatest Sources of Injury in Welding Operations

The Greatest Sources of Injury in Welding Operations

Among occupations in the construction and manufacturing trades, welding represents one of the most hazardous. The process of joining metal parts together using high-voltage electrical currents or volatile gases and heat is inherently dangerous, even for skilled professionals. Most manufacturing operations have implemented rigorous standards to ensure the safety of their personnel; this aspect of the risk management strategy also typically includes welding and fabrication insurance to protect against liability claims. Even with these protections in place, welding remains a leading source of injury. In this guide, we will explore the greatest sources of injury in welding operations and address solutions for minimizing risks.

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U.S. Risk Underwriters President Wayne Carter named in Insurance Business America’s Hot 100 for 2019

Wayne Carter, President of U.S. Risk Underwriters, was named one of the Hot 100 most influential people in the insurance industry for 2019 by Insurance Business America.

The Critical Value of Valet-Parking Insurance

The Critical Value of Valet-Parking Insurance

Once reserved for upscale establishments, valet parking of patrons’ vehicles is now as common as that famous chain with the yellow arches. No longer confined to fine-dining restaurants, exclusive clubs, or resorts and hotels, valet parking is now seen at businesses as diverse as car dealerships, airports, medical centers, and even grocery stores. Most of the time these venues subcontract their valet parking to a parking professional that specializes in these operations. The valet operator then becomes contractually liable for all claims relating to their parking duties.

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