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Nov 14, 2022

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


Friend of the show, Dr. Adrian Hyzler, is joining RIMScast once again to share his Q4 update on all the things you need to stay up to date on regarding travel risk management, COVID-19 variants, and flu shots this 2022 holiday season.


Dr. Hyzler gives his insights on the precautions that employers and employees should be taking when considering both their end-of-year travel and 2023 travel, how COVID-19 variants are impacting business travel, whether or not you should get your second booster shot, and much more!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:14] Registration for RISKWORLD 2023 is now open!

[:30] About RIMScast.

[:42] About today’s episode with Dr. Adrian Hyzler.

[:55] All about upcoming RIMS webinars, workshops, events, and more!

[1:35] More about today’s episode.

[2:12] Justin welcomes Dr. Adrian Hyzler back to RIMScast!

[2:28] An update on COVID-19 variants.

[5:55] Should we be getting a second booster shot?

[7:14] Why it is so critical to get your flu shot.

[9:30] How to distinguish COVID-19 from the flu.

[11:20] Health issues that emerge in the aftermath of a hurricane.

[11:42] RIMS plug time! All about upcoming awards and nominations, virtual workshops, and more!

[14:48] All about the new RIMScast segment: 1 Hot Minute!

[15:00] 1 Hot Minute with Dan Healy of Anderson Kill!

[16:50] How has the pandemic changed the way corporations think about their business travel policies?

[20:07] Dr. Hyzler’s take on wearing masks.

[21:50] How have business travelers’ expectations of their employers’ duties of care changed over the past couple of years?

[23:21] The connection between travel and enterprise resilience.

[27:36] Dr. Hyzler’s insights on how policies align with the emerging duty of care standards.

[30:44] Justin thanks Dr. Adrian Hyzler for joining the podcast and shares some links to check in today’s show notes!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Risk Maturity Model

RIMS Professional Report: “Navigating the Complexities of Emerging Risks”

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

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RIMS Buyers Guide

Contribute to RIMS Risk Management magazine

Dan Kugler Risk Manager on Campus Grant

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“ERM, ESG, and More Acronyms with Jana Utter”

“ERM at the Veterans Benefits Administration with Charles Tapp”

“ERM and Employment Trends with Terry Lampropoulos”

“Rethinking the Impact of Disruption on ERM Tools and Processes with Ward Ching and Dr. Paul Walker”

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RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“I feel that now we’ve had almost a year of relative stability in regard to not having any other variants that could really put us on the back foot if they were completely resistant to the protection we already have from infection.” — Dr. Adrian Hyzler


“I think that if you are at risk for severe disease, I think [the second booster shot is] certainly something you should be taking.” — Dr. Adrian Hyzler


“[Employees] realize that the reason they’re being asked [to be screened for COVID-19] is that there’s a duty of care from their employer and that this is not to stop them from traveling but to put measures in place to make their travel safer.” — Dr. Adrian Hyzler