Risk Management

Functions

The Risk Management Department ensures that the risks of the County's assets, liabilities and employees are adequately insured. This office handles all workers' compensation, property, vehicle, equipment, liability insurance matters. Insurance claims are reviewed, reported and processed by this department.

Additionally, the Risk Management Department ensures that all County employees are provided a safe and healthful work environment as required by the General Duty Clause from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other pertinent regulations as mandated by OSHA.

The Safety Officer reports violations to the concerned department head for corrective action and, if necessary, can report any hazard violation and recommend corrective action directly to the County Administration Office.

A Safety Committee, comprised of employees representing a cross section of County departments, meets quarterly and assists this office in developing policy and identifying and resolving unsafe working conditions.

Responsibilities

Insure all property and equipment owned by the County

  • Administer the Workers' Compensation Program for the County
  • Process insurance claims related to County property, equipment and workers' compensation
  • Maintain all workers' compensation, property, vehicle, equipment, liability claim files for the County
  • Complete and maintain Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) record-keeping logs and reports applicable regulations and to record violations
  • Provide safety training materials, including safety videos and handouts
  • Work closely with the Superintendent of County Property and supervisors to correct hazards
  • Train county departments in different safety standards such as confined space, fall protection, personal protective equipment, general construction and ergonomics
  • Prepare statistical analyses of injuries and accidents to determine proactive approaches to prevention

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Related Links

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