‘Life-Threatening’ Cold Prompts Calls for Safety in South Dakota

(TNS) — Dangerously cold weather is expected to hit much of state through Thursday, which means folks ought to prepare for their own safety and the safety of animals. According to the National Weather Service in Aberdeen, temperatures are expected to drop to 35 below in the area tonight, and that’s not even the wind… Continue reading ‘Life-Threatening’ Cold Prompts Calls for Safety in South Dakota

The Search For US Tech Talent Will Get Harder And More Costly In 2019

Forrester has just published our forecast for US tech employment and compensation (see “US Tech Talent Market Outlook: Low Unemployment And Rising Wages Present New Challenges for CIOs”). It has some foreboding news for CIOs and for tech vendors: Tech talent will be harder to find and more expensive over the next two years. The… Continue reading The Search For US Tech Talent Will Get Harder And More Costly In 2019

Why the Cleanup From California’s Camp Fire Could Hit a Major Roadblock

(TNS) — Saying they feel an urgency to act fast, California officials this week will launch the main phase of wildfire debris removal in Butte County, scene of November’s devastating Camp Fire. But a potential problem has emerged: Nearly half of the property owners in the hill country around Paradise have not given the government… Continue reading Why the Cleanup From California’s Camp Fire Could Hit a Major Roadblock

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Declares State of Emergency Due to Extreme Winter Weather

(TNS) – Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency in Wisconsin on Monday, because of the heavy snows that have fallen and the extreme cold still to come. “I’m concerned about the safety and well-being of our residents as this major storm and bitter cold moves in,” Evers said in a release. The state… Continue reading Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Declares State of Emergency Due to Extreme Winter Weather

California Utility Equipment Sparked More Than 2,000 Fires in Over Three Years

(TNS) — Equipment owned by California’s three largest utilities ignited more than 2,000 fires in three years — a timespan in which state regulators cited and fined the companies nine times for electrical safety violations. How the state regulates utilities is under growing scrutiny following unprecedented wildfires suspected to have been caused by power line… Continue reading California Utility Equipment Sparked More Than 2,000 Fires in Over Three Years

5 Threats to Your Business You’re not Aware of

You’d like to think that if you would just come up with a few good ideas, work hard, and have a stroke of luck, then your business would succeed. Alas, it’s not that simple. There are things that could do great damage to your company’s prosperity, and, what’s worse, is that they could come out… Continue reading 5 Threats to Your Business You’re not Aware of

The Walgreens Whistleblower

A Landmark Settlement with Lessons Learned for Compliance Officers Walgreens reached a settlement on Tuesday, concluding a six-year investigation into the company’s pharmacy and drug-pricing practices, initiated by a whistleblower and former pharmacy manager. CCI reports on the specifics of the case and the historic settlement. The attorney representing the whistleblower in a historic case… Continue reading The Walgreens Whistleblower

HOW TO PREVENT THE TOP 10 OSHA VIOLATIONS

Safety is the first priority for any company that seeks to protect employees and customers. Knowing the hazards that exist in workplace offices, equipment, and machinery is the first step toward preventing injury or even death. The Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) publishes a list of its most frequently cited violations in the workplace.… Continue reading HOW TO PREVENT THE TOP 10 OSHA VIOLATIONS

Run It Like a Business: 7 Tips to Help Your BCM Program Succeed

The best business continuity managers run their programs like entrepreneurs running their own companies. In today’s post, I’ll share seven tips to help you adopt this world-beating, program-enhancing attitude. Related on BCMMETRICS: The Human Factor: Optimizing Yourself and Your Business Continuity Team  One of the best models of a good way to run a BCM program… Continue reading Run It Like a Business: 7 Tips to Help Your BCM Program Succeed

The Key To Risk Management Success In 2019

3 Trends and Predictions In the year ahead, companies will need to find meaningful and measurable ways to align and integrate risk management with core business objectives to pursue and meet their company’s goals. LockPath’s Sam Abadir discusses how, as organizations of all sizes and types undertake this vital work, he sees the risk ecosystem,… Continue reading The Key To Risk Management Success In 2019