Los Angeles Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society

Next Meeting

March 29th, 2018
"RRP Happy Hour"

News Items

Limit Heart Attack Likelihood with Safe Snow Shoveling
With the northeast hammered by its fourth major snowstorm this month, businesses and property owners in many areas are digging out, breaking out the salt pellets and shovels (just when they were hoping to stash them for the next eight months).

The risk of myocardial infarction rises during snowstorms, especially for someone who is not already physically active. According to the Nationwide Children's Hospital, snow shoveling leads to about 100 deaths and 11,500 injuries and medical emergencies each year. That is why, to be safe, you and your maintenance worker, or team, should consider some hazards before a dig-out and clearing.

FIU Bridge Collapse Brings Up Design, Safety Concerns
The 950-ton section of a pedestrian bridge's collapse at Florida International University (FIU) that claimed six lives on March 15 has put stakeholders, design and installation firms under intense scrutiny. After months of preparation, the 174-foot span had been installed on March 10, and investigators and authorities are trying to establish if negligence played a part in the tragedy on SW 8th Street on FIU's Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

Q&A: Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’
On March 22, annual World Water Day will be especially relevant, as the United Nations and its co-sponsors hope to raise global awareness of water risks--particularly in Cape Town, South Africa. As we previously reported, a diminishing water supply is that city's top priority, as it is counting down to a possible "Day Zero" (which had been set for July 9, but the City has stopped providing a date), when it could effectively become the first major city to run dry.

2 Fertility Clinic Failures a ‘Bad Coincidence’
Equipment failures on the same day at two fertility clinics located across the country from each other--in California and Ohio--may have damaged or destroyed thousands of frozen eggs and embryos. The simultaneous "black swan events" appear to have no connection to each other and have experts mystified.

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President's Message

Manny Chavez
What a great weekend we just had! Saturday, October 21st, a bunch of us from the LA RIMS Chapter hiked 6.5 miles to the Hollywood Sign. It was a gorgeous invigorating day of exercise, sweat, laughter, meeting new peeps and accomplishment. We finished with a great lunch at Golden Road Brewing. I think we just might do something like this again.

This year is flying bye. Summer sorta just passed (it's still in the 90's) but I need to mention some of our sizzling events like the Summer Mixer! The Jonathan Beach Club has been the perfect venue. We had nearly 300 in attendance with fantastic weather, food, dancing, collaboration and live entertainment from the Mini Driver Band…Lead Singer and All Around Diva – Lindsay Billet (FM Global) rocked our socks off.

Your LA Chapter Board (Jeff, Scott, Vinny, Dennis, Maling, Richard, Taylor, Drue, Cristina, Jonathan, Ross, Adam, {Queen Amber} and myself) just finished our Strategic Planning Meeting for next year. We've got quite a lineup scheduled in 2018 that will promise to bring continued education, collaboration and plenty of fun that will personally offer you professional growth and opportunities, excitement and friendships that will last a lifetime. We're doing our best to keep you informed. Bookmark these sites on your computer or smartphone:

Upcoming Events:
March 29th, 2018
RRP Happy Hour

June 6th, 2018
LA RIMS Golf Tournament

July 18th, 2018
Monthly Education Event

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