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Emergency Exits – Don’t Block Your Path to Safety

- October 1, 2019 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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I often have clients tell me, “We keep our exits clear,” at the beginning of a site tour only to find them blocked, locked, lined with gasoline containers, or with an exit path that is only 24 inches wide. That …  Read more …

Catastrophic Loss – Is Your Company at Risk?

- November 21, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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The President and the Vice President of the United States do not travel in the same car or airplane. The United States government created this rule as a way to reduce the risk of suffering the loss of both leaders …  Read more …

Bomb Threats – Proper Response

- March 14, 2018 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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Bomb threats or suspicious items should always be taken seriously. How quickly and effectively you respond could save lives. Every bomb threat is unique and you should collect as much information as possible so law enforcement can best determine the …  Read more …

Workplace Emergency Planning – Emergency Drills

- January 22, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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The purpose of emergency drills is to teach people how to respond versus react during a stressful time.   It prepares people to respond calmly, quickly and safely. Drills take the chaotic reactions out of stressful situations and replace them with …  Read more …

3 Steps to Protect Yourself from an Active Shooter

- September 27, 2017 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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A business continuity plan, emergency action plan and natural disaster preparedness, are often considered as part of the overall operational risk management plan of a company. Sadly, in today’s environment we should consider the implementation of active shooter program.  This …  Read more …

September is National Preparedness Month

- September 18, 2017 by Stacey DeVries (View all posts by Stacey)
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Natural disasters are front page news, from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the East Coast to raging wildfires in the West. ICW Group encourages its insureds to be prepared when violent weather breaks. Several other organizations also offer valuable resources …  Read more …