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COVID is not a Black Swan event

Who could have predicted COVID?  Just about any risk manager worth their salt.  The producers of the movie Contagion in 2011 did an outstanding job of foreshadowing the events that are unfolding today.  So, why are we clambering to call this a black swan?  Simple, it provides a scapegoat for system-wide failures. If there is Read more about COVID is not a Black Swan event[…]

Not another failed respirator manufacturer

In the midst of all this COVID, respirators are all the rage. Unfortunately, not many people truly understand the respirator. First things first. You can’t wear it with a beard. I keep seeing bearded men walking around grocery stores with respirators. Sorry, it doesn’t work. Advertisers are coming up with hot tactical releases that show Read more about Not another failed respirator manufacturer[…]

Phase III is here – Safe At Work

A couple of months ago, I wrote about Phase III which is the return to the office.  The good news is that May 15th is drawing near and many of us are excited to get into the office.  The better news is that we as risk managers, get to showcase our knowledge and level of Read more about Phase III is here – Safe At Work[…]

COVID – The Age of Reckoning

If you haven’t heard of COVID, then chances are you were on a thru-hike and just returned, but even that is a stretch.  There are a lot of questions being asked by the media, politicians and public agencies alike. Answers and recommendations to those questions are plentiful.  Most of the questions revolve around predictions, normalcy Read more about COVID – The Age of Reckoning[…]

COVID about to violate GINA , HIPPA and possibly ADA

Big tech is great until it is not.  Apple and Google are on the verge of breaking loose contact tracking as part of their operating systems and via apps.  This is wonderful if you don’t mind your privacy being invaded, violated and your safety being put at risk.  Frenzy, panic, and overreactions are the norms Read more about COVID about to violate GINA , HIPPA and possibly ADA[…]

Coronavirus Phase 3 – Returning to normal

It’s a funny thing.  As late as December, some of my clients’ employees were still snarky about their emergency plans.  Questioning why we need to plan for active shooters and how ridiculous pandemics are.  Citing that SARS, Swine and other illnesses never truly made it to us. Making jokes about aliens swooping us up. Now Read more about Coronavirus Phase 3 – Returning to normal[…]

COVID-19 – How to prepare for return of students and workforce

We are in a serious time, but the worst has not yet come.  The easy part is locking everything down, isolating and quartining.  The hard part is re-opening schools, cities, and businesses.  When that time comes, which no dobut it will, you need to have cleaning procedures in place.  You can’t clean as students are Read more about COVID-19 – How to prepare for return of students and workforce[…]

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