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Cavalcade of Risk: 3rd Anniversary Edition, and other news briefs

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Hank Stern is hosting Third Anniversary Edition of Cavalcade of Risk over at InsureBlog. Hank deserves a pat on the back and many plaudits for all the work he has done in founding and maintaining this carnival. While many contribute and host, he’s the real heart and soul behind this operation – so many thanks!
New in the blogosphere…
In other news, we’re happy to see Business Insurance has made its debut into the blogosphere. We’ve featured reportage by Robertos Ceniceros several times on our blog in the past and he now has a workers comp-focused blog called Comp Time – check out his post today to learn about the work-related risks of Fritos. We also call your attention to Joanne Wojcik’s Benefits Beat – good stuff. There are several other topical blogs that might be of interest.
Sonia Sotomayor
According to a recent article in Insurance Journal Andrea Ortega-Wells, Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor Shows Record of Favoring Insurers. And on the same topic, we again call your attention to Michael Fox’s excellent rundown of Sotomayor’s opinions on labor and employment law.
Chrysler follow-up
To follow-up on the Chrysler bankruptcy-sale issue which we’ve previously discussed, Insurance Journal reports that Fiat has agreed to assume Chrysler’s workers’ comp liabilities in Michigan. According to the Detroit Free Press, Fiat has also agreed ” … to assume responsibility for workers compensation insurance in any states where the new company has operations, such as Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.”
Employment resources for people with disabilities – this guide from has an excellent list of links to a variety of resources for jobs searches, job training, vocational rehab, and many other tools and support services.
Toxipedia is a good new-found reference site, which describes itself as “a wiki-website created to bring experts and lay people together to lessen the information gap between those with knowledge on environmental and public health and those that need the information to lead healthier lives.” Among other site resource, they recently announced that they will be managing the National Library of Medicine’s World Library of Toxicology.
RIMS recently announced that they’d recently re-launched their online RIMS Buyer’s Guide, a directory of risk-related suppliers that can be searched by keyword, category and geography. It should be noted that these are paid listings.