Police Response to Structure Fires

Posted by Kenneth Child on February 5, 2020 at 8:56 AM

In the ever-growing list of issues a police officer must be prepared for, responding to structure fires may fall way down the list, but maybe it shouldn’t. The risks and exposures from fires are growing every day, and police officers are often the first emergency personnel to arrive.

Numbers Don't Lie... Or Do They?

Posted by Michael Lacroix on January 21, 2020 at 3:45 PM

As a risk manager, you rely on “numbers” for many aspects of your job. You assume that numbers tell the story.  You might think that numbers don’t lie, but actually they can.

I have found over the years that numbers generated by trustworthy people and institutions don’t really lie by themselves, but that their interpretation can often be misleading. Let’s look at a couple of examples.

Developing Your Game Plan: Wellness and the Industrial Athlete

Posted by Kristy Sands on December 18, 2019 at 11:45 AM

With tightening budgets and pressure to remain staffed, many public sector risk managers have taken an industrial athlete approach to their workers’ compensation programs.

The Role of ERM in Changing Risk Culture

Posted by Jennifer Hills on December 4, 2019 at 10:34 AM

The primary objective of an ERM program is to make risk management an integral part of organizational strategic and business planning processes, as well as a regular part of decision making. ERM provides a framework for using quantitative and qualitative information to evaluate risks and opportunities. ERM can also help transform the organization’s risk culture from risk averse to risk optimized.

Intent vs. Impact

Posted by Mauricio Velasquez on November 13, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Diversity issues or employee relation issues (among people who are different) typically involve two people. The perpetrator or the initiator of the behavior is one party and the target or the receiver of the behavior is the second party. The diversity issue or incident (sometimes it is one “moment of truth”) is defined as a behavior, an action, or a series of behaviors (a pathology or trend) that one party (the target) feels or concludes based on the initiator’s behavior(s).

How an Accurate Statement of Values can Secure the Proper Insurance Coverage

Posted by Shaun Callahan on November 6, 2019 at 12:38 PM

A statement of values (SOV) is a declaration to insurance providers indicating which properties your entity intends to insure. For risk management professionals concerned about property risk exposures, an up-to-date, accurate SOV is critical.

Maintaining basic information and insurable values alongside detailed property data can help ensure your organization is receiving the proper insurance coverage at the best rates. Here are three ways you can ensure your SOV is working for you.

The Value of Basic Building Information

Caveats that Affect the Return-to-Work Timeline

Posted by Kimberly Radcliffe on September 25, 2019 at 10:48 AM

When an individual suffers a workplace injury, as workers’ compensation professionals, we work to put them on a path to recovery. But we all know even the most well thought out plan can go awry. Here are four factors that can impact the recovery timeline of an injured worker and solutions for how to proactively mitigate risks before they cause the lifetime of a claim to extend.

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Risk Mitigation: Why Proactive Tools Are The New Reactive Solutions

Posted by Jeff Schobel on September 3, 2019 at 9:16 AM

In a world full of constant connectivity, the potential for risk continues to be on the rise. That’s why reactive response is no longer enough. Think about it: In this day and age, a simple photograph captured by cell phone at an inopportune moment can make or break a business. 

Fortunately, there are proactive ways that organizations can deter risk from even happening. Here are the top 3 reasons why proactive tools are the new reactive solutions:

Virtual Connections: Utilizing Technology to Build Relationships with Injured Workers

Posted by Tammy Bradly on August 7, 2019 at 10:08 AM

As the telemedicine industry continues to boom, we’re seeing more and more new forms of telehealth emerge in the marketplace. Telehealth variations include tele-rehab, remote patient monitoring and even utilization of “avatar-like” nurses by hospital systems and providers. In this new world of telehealth, we need to continually be looking for innovative modes by which triage and telephonic case managers can connect with the individuals they serve and engage them on their road to recovery.

Sydney Stauffer's 2019 Annual Conference Student Scholar Reflection

Posted by Sydney Stauffer on July 24, 2019 at 9:46 AM

 

I attended the 2019 Annual PRIMA Conference in Orlando, FL, from June 9th through June 12th as a student scholar. In attending this important professional conference, I had the unique opportunity to further my public risk management education through interactive sessions and workshops, as well as networking with experts in the field. As a result, I was able to learn more about the challenges risk managers face today. 

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