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Jun 23, 2020

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


This week on the podcast, Dr. Adrian Hyzler, the Chief Medical Officer at Healix International, is back with RIMScast to provide a much-needed update on COVID-19. A lot has changed regarding the pandemic since the last time he and Justin spoke so there is much to discuss!


This episode will be the first of a two-part interview discussing pandemic preparedness tips as organizations begin reopening. Dr. Hyzler discusses how COVID-19 is impacting business reopenings as we enter the summer of 2020, how the mass protests are changing the trajectory of the pandemic, his predictions on how long he believes this will all last, and his tips for risk management professionals on what they can do to ensure that their organization’s employees are properly prepared for returning to their regular worksite.


When it comes to the health effects on business and employees of the general public, there is no better guest than Dr. Adrian Hyzler! He is a wealth of information and a good friend to RIMScast. Be sure to tune in and don’t forget to be on the lookout for Part 2 released next week!


Key Takeaways:

[:00] About the RIMS Membership.

[:51] About today’s episode and guest, Dr. Adrian Hyzler.

[:59] About upcoming RIMS webinars!

[1:30] About the RIMS Coronavirus Information Center.

[1:41] More about today’s episode and guest.

[2:13] Justin welcomes Dr. Adrian Hyzler back to RIMScast!

[2:23] Dr. Hyzler explains how the mass protests are changing the trajectory of this pandemic.

[6:46] Is the current scenario we’re going through with mass protests amid a pandemic setting a new precedent? Or have we gone through something like this before?

[9:24] When will things get back to normal? Or will our new normal be living side-by-side with it for the next few years?

[14:05] When it comes to business and risk management, what can risk management professionals do to ensure that employees are properly prepared for returning to their regular worksite?

[18:00] Entering the first summer in a COVID-19 world, what should we keep in mind?

[21:15] Justin thanks Adrian Hyzler for joining RIMScast and highlights some of the important links to check out in today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS-Bermuda 2020 Webinar Series (June 3rd–July 1st) Register Today

RIMS Advocacy Webinar Series (June 11th–July 2nd) Register Today

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Advocacy: Coronavirus Advocacy Information

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)


RIMS Membership — Discover why 10,000 of your peers from more than 60 countries are a part of the RIMS community!

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RIMScast Episode: “Leadership, Neuroscience & Realistic Pessimism During COVID-19 with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky”

RIMScast Episode: “COVID-19 Update with Dr. Adrian Hyzler of Healix Global”


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Dr. Adrian Hyzler