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SALVORS & FOOD MANUFACTURING LOSSES Chad Foster, President Chad Foster & Associates, LLC Working content losses for carriers or self-insured's always involves the same plan of attack - separate the damaged from the undamaged, and inventory the contents with the insured by type - raw materials and supplies (RM&S), work in process (WIP), finished goods (FG), and depreciable contents (FF&E), should any of these types be involved. The most optimum time to denote the degree of damage is while the inventory is being taken. Any involved finished goods that are sold need to be denoted as well, as these may…

When The Pressure Gets Too Great

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When The Pressure Gets Too Great By Terry Sutton Stephens Engineering Consultants Alright, before I begin this little treatise on pressure I have a question for you. What do Simon and Garfunkel, Blaise Pascal and Wile E. Coyote have in common? Hmmm. Think about that for a minute and we will get back to it. I want to briefly discuss the ramifications of pressure from a physical perspective and then from a spiritual/emotional one. Physically speaking we all live under pressure. It is multi-dimensioned and constantly with us. Most mechanical tools rely on various forms of pressure to function. Athletic…

The Face of Theft

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The Face of Theft By Kerry Sapet SDC CPA   "The thief was a special type of thief. This thief was an artist of theft. Other thieves merely stole everything that was not nailed down, but this thief stole the nails as well." --Terry Pratchett, author   Money. Computers. Post It notes. The list of items employees steal is long, varied, and sometimes surprising. One employee stole 5-gallon jugs of water from the water cooler to change the water in his tropical fish tank. Another regularly pilfered rolls of toilet paper. No matter what is being stolen, theft is theft.…

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Atlanta Claims Association

The ACA is a professional association for insurance claims personnel in the Atlanta area. Go to the Atlanta Claims Association website.

Casualty Adjusters Guide

Since 1958…”The” original Claim Guide. Go to the Casualty Adjusters Guide website.

Claims Magazine

Covering the Business of Loss. Go to the Claims Magazine website.

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association offers formal avenues for training, networking and communication. GDLA membership benefits include CLE seminars, judicial receptions, a newsletter and annual Law Journal, plus access to an e-mail blast system that allows members to pose questions about experts, points of law, emerging issues, and more. Go to the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association website.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Since 1956, GTLA has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. The Mission of GTLA is simple:  We are dedicated to protecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians. Go to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association website.

Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl

For more information on this organization, go to the Blue Goose website.

How Stuff Works

Some complex technological questions explained simply. Go to the How Stuff Works website.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

For more information on the IBHS and FORTIFIED BUILDINGS, visit the IBHS website.


A great source for knowing where you are, and where you are going. Go the Mapquest website.

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Are you looking for an engineer with proven claims experience? NAFE is your best and only source for Board Certified Forensic Engineers. Go to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers website.

International Association of Insurance Professionals

IAIP (International) serves its members by providing professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances and the opportunity to make connections with people of differing career paths and levels of experience within the insurance industry. Go to the National Association of Insurance

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA National Weather Service Website. A great source for weather forecasts, maps, aviation weather, and weather archives. Go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.

Property & Liability Resource Bureau – PLRB

For more information on the PLRB organization, go to the PLRB website.

Risk and Insurance Management Society

The mission of the Atlanta Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society is to advance and promote the risk management profession by: (1) Providing timely and valuable educational programs, (2) Facilitating career development and networking; and (3) Fostering an environment of support for students. Go to the Risk and Insurance Management Society website.

Ultimate Insurance Links

Search for insurance listings and brokers. Go to the Ultimate Insurance Links website.