Risk Management, Well Done

Wendy's Andy Kuchar talks about overseeing risk for the fast-food chain.

As vice president of risk management for The Wendy’s Co., Andy Kuchar has within his purview more than 40,000 employees working at 1,427 restaurants. Charged with the safety of that many workers and the tens of millions of guests the chain serves each year, working proactively is paramount to prevent injuries and ensure that proper coverage is in place. 

The Wendy’s Co. owns approximately one-fifth of its restaurants; the remainder are franchises. Each franchise agreement includes the insurance coverage needs that every Wendy’s restaurant is required to carry, including General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Excess Liability and Property cover.

Andy Kuchar of Wendy'sDespite everyone’s best efforts, employee accidents like cuts and burns still happen, he says. “When they do occur, we work hard to help the injured employee get appropriate medical care and return to work as quickly as possible.”

To that end, Wendy’s risk management program’s policy is to return employees as soon as possible, working within the restrictions provided by their treating physician and its TPA. 

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Shawn Moynihan, PropertyCasualty360.com

Shawn Moynihan, PropertyCasualty360.com

Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; five Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at smoynihan@alm.com. Follow Moynihan on Google+, here.

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