Jan 29, 2019
Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Writer at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.
On today’s episode, Justin is talking international codes and standards with his guest, Chris Wieczorek; Vice President of International Codes and Standards at FM Global. Specifically, they are discussing fire codes outside the U.S. and the risk management issues that you might run into if you decide to take on a project in another country.
Justin and Chris talk about the differences between building codes and safety codes, how some countries with less westernized risk management practices may have weaker codes and standards, how natural disasters that happen within a 7-12 year span can impact revisions, the most effective ways risk managers can enforce their practices in countries with weaker building codes, and more.
[:16] About today’s episode.
[:30] About RIMS Annual Conference 2019.
[:57] More about today’s episode.
[1:21] Justin welcomes Chris on to RIMScast.
[1:35] Chris talks about his role at FM Global.
[3:11] The difference between building codes and safety codes.
[4:03] How a risk manager manages the different needs of organizations around the world in terms of fire codes (especially regarding quality and enforcement.)
[4:55] Do countries with less westernized risk management practices have weaker codes and standards?
[9:21] How natural disasters that happen within a 7-12 year span can impact revisions.
[10:00] How much of a risk management issue is working with sub-contractors and vendors internationally?
[11:33] Business risks when companies venture into countries with more ‘lack environments.’
[12:47] Is Chris finding that there are some countries demonstrating an eagerness to improve their codes and ‘step up their game?’
[15:30] When is the next time that Chris will be surveying for their Resilience Index?
[15:37] The most effective way risk managers can enforce their practices in countries with weak building codes.
[16:33] Where to learn more about risk management topics and how to follow-up with your host, Justin Smulison.
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