Nicholas Esty's Student Scholar Reflection

Posted by Nicholas Esty on July 19, 2017 at 9:24 AM

PRIMA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ was a lot of fun due to the people I met, the things I learned, and the new experiences I had. My trip began on Sunday, June 4th. Later that day, I attended a Welcome Reception in the Valley of the Sun Ballroom where I had a great time networking and listening to a live band.

Hanyun Li's Student Scholar Reflection

Posted by Hanyun Li on July 19, 2017 at 8:56 AM

As an international student, I am honored to be selected as one of PRIMA’s Student Scholarship recipients. I would like to share some of my experiences and takeaways from PRIMA’s 2017 Annual Conference.

I attended several education sessions at the Annual Conference. All of these sessions were amazing and the speakers gave specific examples and clear explanations that provided me with insight into the public risk management world.

Creating a Culture of Safety that Prevents Abuse of Minors

Posted by Aaron Lundberg on July 5, 2017 at 11:22 AM

The Harvard Business Review previously reported that 70% of all change initiatives fail.[1]This statistic acts as a reminder to leaders of one very important fact: The mere existence of a goal, however worthy, is not enough to enact change. Youth-serving organizations would be hard-pressed to identify a worthier goal than abuse prevention. So, what is that extra ingredient needed to create a culture of safety?

Developing a Post-Injury Management Program

Posted by Kevin O'Sadnick on June 21, 2017 at 10:21 AM

The development of your Post-Injury Management Program (PIM) should be a goal that permeates throughout the entire organization. It is also recommended that the workers’ compensation (WC) process and Post-Injury Management Program be communicated to employees at the time of their new-hire orientation. Successful communication of WC and PIM Programs is critical! It should include a discussion of what WC is and also review the importance of prompt injury reporting, what should be done after an injury, designated medical providers, how medical bills are handled, and lost work benefits.

Preparing to Market Your Public Entity

Posted by Bradley York on May 24, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Getting ready to market your public entity for property and casualty insurance coverage can be a challenging and lengthy process filled with a multitude of questions, forms and risk reviews. Basically, your entity has three options to consider when it comes to finding property and casualty coverages; you can access coverage through a self-funded risk pool, pure self-insurance or a traditional, yet specialized, insurance carrier.

Workers' Compensation & Return to Work Programs: 3 Reasons for Failure and How to Overcome Them (Part 3)

Posted by Gary Jennings on April 12, 2017 at 11:09 AM

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In the two previous blogs, we mentioned three reasons why many Return to Work (RTW) programs are not successful. They are:

Safety Committees: Let's Talk About Personalities!

Posted by Marilyn Rivers on March 29, 2017 at 9:49 AM

I’m often asked how to best manage the risk and safety of a community. Like many of you across our great globe, I’d answer with one word – consensus. Consensus requires a mixture of hope, perseverance, courage, and partnership. Risk is about the ebb and flow of partnerships. Its achievement is often hard won and bittersweet, but extremely rewarding when all the planets align.

Workers' Compensation & Return to Work Programs: 3 Reasons for Failure and How to Overcome Them (Part 2)

Posted by Gary Jennings on March 8, 2017 at 10:55 AM

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Rebooting Your Safety Culture

Posted by Peter Hallez on February 22, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Building a “safety culture” in your organization can be challenging and, once successfully established, you might wonder how long will it remain in good working order? Some influences that can alter the safety mindset of your team are changes in management or even changes in your superiors. “TIME” is also a huge factor in the stabilization of your organization’s safety culture.

Workers' Compensation & Return to Work Programs: 3 Reasons for Failure and How to Overcome Them (Part 1)

Posted by Gary Jennings on January 25, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Running a successful Return to Work Program (RTW) is hard work.  However, it is critical to reduce workers’ compensation claims costs.  I have worked with public entities with superior RTW programs while simultaneously working with other public entities who said they couldn’t set them up.   These were sometimes public entities with similar operations and employee characteristics with widely varying attitudes and outcomes.

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