Successful Safe Patient Handling Programs for First Responders

Posted by Bryan and Ariel on August 29, 2018 at 10:15 AM

From a risk management perspective, patient handling injuries to first responders remain a frequent and severe source of loss and expense to public entities. This reality is indicative of the need for cultural changes that will result in first responders consistently using body mechanics and equipment properly; even in the heat of the moment. Bryan Fass from Fit Responder offers additional insight:

Identifying and Managing the Risks of Borrowed Employees

Posted by Mollie and Maureen on August 13, 2018 at 9:59 PM

Critical Steps to Designing an Effective Project Insurance Program

Posted by Shon DeVries on August 8, 2018 at 9:46 AM

There are five important steps that should be taken prior to the start of a project, which will help determine the “best fit” insurance program. While these steps are most often applied to large complex projects, following the general procedures can be very helpful in designing cost effective insurance for projects of all sizes.

Incorporating Microlearning Into Your Risk Management Strategy

Posted by Jim Nulsen on July 30, 2018 at 9:46 PM

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Genetic Testing

Posted by Larry Saunders on July 25, 2018 at 9:16 AM

Sometimes the effectiveness of a drug depends on how our bodies process it.  A lot of drugs are inactive until our liver enzymes transform them into an active form. Opioids (Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin) work in this manner.  Someone whose body has little or no ability to process opioids into their active form receives very little or no pain relief. They are also more likely to take a higher dose than was prescribed in their quest for pain management.

Web-Based Safety/HR Training 

Posted by Gregg Juster on July 14, 2018 at 10:34 PM

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