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We buy insurance as a hedge against financial loss. In addition to insurance, there are steps that individuals and businesses can take to reduce the risk of accident and injury. Collectively, these steps are called risk management, and they can be applied to many aspects of our work and personal lives.

In partnership with the insurance companies we represent, Shea & Poor maintains a library of risk management articles. Please download and use any of the articles on this page. If you need information on a subject not covered here, please call. We will help you find the risk management information you are looking for.

  Business auto  
  Driver-owned Vehicles Used for Business purposes download
  This article explains how personal and business auto insurance applies to employees who use their own vehicles for company business.  
  Financial responsibility  
  Introduction to Certificates of Insurance download
  This article explains why insurance certificates are needed, and the forms that can be used to show financial responsibility.  
  Hurricane Preparedness download
  The article describes steps that property owners, both business and individual, can take to reduce hurricane-related property damage.  
  Understanding Flood Map Modernization download
  FEMA's Flood Map Modernization program gives business and residential prooperty owners updated information about local flood risks  
  Winter weather  
  Protect Your Property From Severe Winter Weather download
  The article contains a checklist of steps businesses can take to prevent winter weather losses.  
  Employee benefit plans  
  Fiduciary Fraud Prevention download
  Administration of employee benefit plans is a complex undertaking. This article offers loss prevention guidelines for plan managers.  
  Homeowners insurance  
  Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset download
  Insuring a home to 100% replacement cost is the best way to protect your property.  
  Life insurance, long-term care, annuities  
  Peace of Mind download
  Family finances can be protected by taking three important steps.  
  Business crime  
  Guide to Preventing Workplace Fraud download
  All businesses are vulnerable to workplace fraud. This article outlines steps that can be taken to prevent it.  
  Construction sites  
  Construction Sites download
  Construction managers can prevent injuries and minimize losses on job sites by following the checklist contained in this article  
  Construction Equipment Theft download
  Loss control professionals and insurance agents are working together to make construction sites less vulnerable theft targets.  
  Nonprofit boards  
  D&O Loss Prevention Guidelines for Nonprofit Organizations download
  Knowledgeable governance and sound risk management practices can protect the personal liability of nonprofit board members.  
  Director liability  
  D&O Loss Prevention download
  Executive liability threatens corporations large and small. Sound D&O loss prevention combines insurance, solid corporate governance, and expert legal advice.  
  Employee safety  
  Preventing Restaurant Employee Slips and Falls download
  Restaurant managers can take important steps to prevent employee injury in the slippery conditions often found in restaurants.  
  Home safety  
  Candle Safety Tips download
  Homeowners can take important steps to prevent fires from open flame candles.  
  Work comp  
  Rapid Reporting Cuts WC Claim Cost download
  After a work-related accident, the best way to control the cost is to report the claim proptly.  
  Work comp  
  Management Safety Policy download
  To achieve maximum safety program benefits, management must commit to employee accident prevention.  
  Work comp  
  Accident Investigation download
  Identifying unsafe acts and conditions can prevent future accidents.  
  Product safety  
  Consumer Product Safety Act of 2008 download
  An amendment to the 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act creates tighter requirements for consumer and children's products.