Art Jacobs

Art Jacobs

Art is a principal at Gibson with responsibility for providing risk management and insurance services to business clients. He specializes in identifying business, strategic, and hazard risk exposures to help clients develop and implement strategies to effectively and efficiently grow their businesses.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2003, Art began his professional career in manufacturing where he gained extensive experience in production, quality control, human resources, and risk management. He later joined EBI Companies in South Bend as an accident prevention consultant, working predominately with manufacturing clients in Indiana and Michigan. Art’s progression with EBI led to a supervisory role in accident prevention, and then branch manager of the South Bend office where his responsibilities included management of underwriting, sales, marketing, and accident prevention services. When EBI was acquired by Royal & Sun Alliance, he was promoted to vice president of accident prevention for Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Tennessee. Read Art's Full Bio

Recent posts by Art Jacobs

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Workplace Safety: Keeping Emergency Exits Clear

By Art Jacobs on Mar 28, 2016 6:30:00 AM

At work, do you know how you’d escape in case of emergency? What about when you’re staying at a hotel – do you take time to identify the nearest exits? Or when you arrive at a crowed event?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a safety supervisor, event planner, facilities manager, company executive, restaurant manager, or just an individual entering a building – clear exits are critical.

Topics: Risk Management
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Safety Culture: Setting Your Sights At Zero

By Art Jacobs on Sep 19, 2014 6:30:00 AM

What Is The Mark Of A Proactive Safety Culture?

Early in my career I spent time working in manufacturing as a safety director. After an injury occurred, we would complete the accident investigation and root cause analysis. We figured out what happened, when it happened, why it happened, and how it happened. From there we determined how to keep the injury from occurring again. But why weren’t we doing this before the injury? Why weren’t we doing inspections, reviews, and managing processes BEFORE an injury to prevent it? Why were we waiting until an injury occurred?

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management Executive Construction Claims Health Risk Management Workers' Compensation