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There are a host of items to check off in preparation for a public building project. One is ensuring that contractors provide valid bonds for construction projects.
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"Risk Management Resources for Historical Societies" provides valuable information about the 10 most common questions and concerns from historical societies regarding risk management.
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Assumption of liability, sufficient liability limits and proper coverage should be three contract issues to watch when management reviews agreements.
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Understanding the potential risks involved in a contract with an independent contractor and effectively transferring those risks should be an important part of each member’s risk management procedures. Knowing what the insurance language in the contract means is one means to doing this.
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A Certificate of Insurance provides written verification of the coverage and liability limits that the contractor has purchased. Article reviews the importance of the document, reasons for obtaining one, what to look for in a certificate of insurance, verifying insurance complies with requirements, and managing the provess.
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It is important for members to review legal contracts for potential risks—red flags—before finalizing agreements. Language in contractual agreements may expose members to liability in a variety of ways, such as accepting all responsibility for the parties involved. If members are not careful, they could unintentionally assume unwanted liability.
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Many soil and water conservation districts have chosen to purchase specialized equipment and rent it to the public. Although equipment rental programs have many advantages, they also present several risks for SWCDs that must be considered when implementing such a program.
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An important part of the risk management process is placing the responsibility (including attorney fees and damages) for negligent actions with the negligent party. It is important that the wording of the hold harmless and indemnification clause of the contract be clear.
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Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) routinely enter into contracts. Typical contracts include equipment lease/rental agreements, construction contracts and grant agreements. SWCDs also enter into contracts with service providers, such as for computer services. Because of the variety and number of agreements, it is important for SWCDs to practice contract risk management basics.
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An important part of the risk management process is placing the responsibility for negligent actions with the negligent party. Members should take four steps to verify coverage for vendors and exhibitors at the fair. This ensures that county fair/agricultural society vendors and exhibitors (a.k.a. independent contractors and service providers) not only accept responsibility for their acts, but are able to follow through with the ability to pay for any resulting damages.