Amanda Miller's Student Scholar Reflection

Posted by Amanda Miller on July 10, 2018 at 12:23 PM

About a month ago, I attended an intensive three-day orientation session for my summer internship. One of our instructors noted that we were essentially “drinking from a firehose,” and I’ve found that I really like that analogy. As a student soon to be graduating, I’ve recently drunk from a lot of firehoses. Multiple internships, jobs, difficult classes – all have provided the overwhelming firehose experience. I anticipated that the PRIMA Annual Conference would be no different; fun, of course, but an absolutely overwhelming three days.

Carl Amritt's Student Scholar Reflection

Posted by Carl Amritt on July 10, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Now more than ever, the world has seen an increase in the number of threats to our schools, colleges and universities. One of the deadliest events in U.S. history occurred in April 2007, where 32 people were murdered on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. More recently, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida had claimed national attention with the murder of 17 people.

Managing the Risks of Invitees on School Property

Posted by Joe Jarret on June 20, 2018 at 9:44 AM

In today’s public school environment, both students and staff are constantly on the alert for unauthorized persons on campus. Children, in particular, are often taught to announce the presence of unknown third-parties with the familiar cry of “stranger danger!” But what about those persons (other than parents or guardians) who are temporarily invited to be on school property?

PRIMA Institute 2018

Posted by Terri and Amy on June 1, 2018 at 4:08 PM

Chronic Pain in an Aging Workforce

Posted by Kevin Lombardo on May 29, 2018 at 5:14 PM

What Risk Managers Should Consider When Employing Tactical Medical Support in SWAT Operations

Posted by Robert Marinelli on May 23, 2018 at 9:33 AM

By all accounts, it appears that the number of medical personnel participating in heavily armed raids is on the rise.

In the mid-1960s, major police departments around the U.S. began employing Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams: heavily armed, specially trained officers who can act swiftly and decisively in volatile situations. Although the exact figure is unknown, it's safe to say that today a majority of municipalities use SWAT teams.

Managing Comorbid Conditions

Posted by Eric Patten on May 17, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Biopsychosocial Approach for Treating Injured Workers

Posted by Michelle Despres on May 16, 2018 at 11:13 AM

Water Damage Can Be an Unmitigated Disaster

Posted by Jeff Taxier on April 25, 2018 at 9:24 AM

Water damage to physical property remains the most common type of loss in most parts of the country. There are a few states, like Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, where hail and wind prevail, but damage by water is far more common for most public entities. It can be caused by, rain, wear and tear to plumbing and other infrastructure or simple negligence. Whatever the cause, the longer the water damage goes untreated, the worse the damage gets and the more expensive the repairs become.

Talent Risk: The Missing ERM Link

Posted by Joyce Dunn on April 17, 2018 at 7:28 PM