Tag Archives : Health

A duty of care

FERMA proposes to publish a white paper providing the European risk managers’ perspective on the management of safety, health and security risks for work-related international travel and assignments. The paper, which would be prepared in
cooperation with the International SOS Foundation and the EU Occupation Safety and Health Agency (EU-OHSA) will provide
information and guidance on organisations’ duty of care for their workers on cross-border assignments.

Duty of care is the moral and legal responsibility of organisations to their workers, contractors, volunteers and others such as family members, especially when they are on international assignments or in remote areas of their own country. Businesses need to manage those responsibilities and ensure the health and safety of those workers through a proper travel risk management policy. Continue reading


Big Data on Personal Insurances – AGERS Biomedicine Forum

Madrid, 4th Dec – AGERS.- The Spanish Risk Management and Insurance Association (AGERS) celebrated today its Biomedicine Forum “Big Data on Personal Insurances”, about all the data that internet users have on the web and the effect that this fact is provoking in the personal insurance sector.

AGERS event, that started at 9.30 in the morning and finished at 11.30 at CEOE headquarters, began with the intervention of Mr. José Miguel Rodríguez Pardo, teacher in Carlos III University and member of the Biomedicine Comission in AGERS, and was moderated by Mr. Fernando Ariza, Head of the Solvency area in Mutualidad de la Abogacía. Continue reading


Biomedicine Forum- Ebola: Medical and Companies Security Risk Management

AGERS received more than fifty people in the “Ebola: Medical and Security Companies Risk Management – Biomedicine AGERS’ Forum”

The Spanish Asociation of Risk Management and Insurance (AGERS) received more than fifty people in the “ Ebola: Medical and Security Companies Risk Management – Biomedicine AGERS’ Seminar” with the purpose of understanding how do the companies face to this new risk and discussing some legal aspects concerning this outbreak. Continue reading


Expert Views

The spread of Ebola fever in West Africa has widespread implications for international business, affecting a wider range of people and activities than the numbers who are directly exposed to the disease. The risks include severe problems getting treatment for other heath needs, possible flight bans and border closures, and travel delays. The World Health Organization has warned of potential for civil unrest. Continue reading


Knowledge Corner

FERMA’s selection of recently published useful reports for risk managers. Continue reading


Could I have saved a life today? Health and Safety at Work

This session is about setting focus on the importance of health and safety and proper maintenance work because each company has a responsibility to ensure a safe workplace for its employees but also to optimise costs which is very likely to become a great benefit in the long run due to fx. fewer sick leaves and deaths and thereby fewer legal cases against a company. We will show a short film just to set the scene for the session. The film will touch you and put you in a mood to be open for change! Continue reading


A more volatile world

The political risk climate has probably changed more this year than at any time since the fall of Communism in the late 1980s, and two Forum workshops will provide timely guidance for risk managers on political risks and looking after staff who may get caught up in political unrest or other upheavals. In the meantime, FERMA is looking to find out how members see the current situation. According to FERMA board member Michel Dennery, for example, country risk has changed completely, and there is a material increase in counter party risk. Continue reading