Mitigating Costly Excessive Force Claims

Excessive force claims are costing cities and municipalities millions of dollars each year. While the issue of police misconduct is not new, the advent of social media is helping to make this issue headline news. In this session at the PRIMA 2016 Annual Conference, presenters discussed strategies and tools that can be applied to mitigate […]

Creating Sustainable Results with Workers’ Compensation Metrics

At the 2016 PRIMA Annual Conference, Frank Altiere from PMA Management Corp and Lori Gray from Prince William County, VA discussed how using data effectively is vital to improving your program and proving its value. In workers’ compensation you can significantly impact your results and metrics are the key to doing so. They can help […]

Police Body Cameras: The Future is Now

The presenters for this 2016 PRIMA session were Richard A. Spiers, CPCU, ARM, Are, Genesis Management and Insurance Services and Attorney Samuel C. Hall, Jr., Crivello Carlson, S.C. Currently, over 3,500 law enforcement departments use police body cameras and that number is expected to more than double over the next five years. Body cameras can […]

Creating Controls for Five Root Organizational Risks

Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel continue to get in trouble for the same things over and over again. This ‘trouble’ does not just impact them as employees, but also the employer and the management in a public entity. In this session at the PRIMA 2016 Annual Conference, Gordon Graham from Lexipol, LLC, […]

The Whole Enchilada: Comprehensive School Climate Change

This PRIMA 2016 session was presented by William Grace Frost, Director of Strategic Relations, Community Matters. Community Matters is a national leader in student‐centered school safety programs and school climate improvement since 2000 Founders of the evidence‐based Safe School Ambassadors Program implemented in over 2,000 schools nationwide and in Canada, Puerto Rico and Japan. The […]

Selling Your Risk Management Program

At PRIMA 2016, a session discussed why it is important that risk managers are among the best marketing and sales professionals. The speakers were Zachary Gifford from California State University and Cindy Parker with Sedgwick. Programs are only as effective as the willingness of employees to follow them. Risk managers must persuade people to wear […]

Community Relations in the Post-Ferguson World

Communities rely on police departments to ‘protect and serve’ and the police, in turn, rely on community support and cooperation – but the relationship is not always harmonious. Police/resident tensions, heightened by cultural differences and media attention, have led to distrust and anger in both urban and local municipalities alike. Through community-wide dialogues, police and […]

Is Psych a 4-Letter Word in Workers’ Compensation?

At the 2016 PRIMA Annual Conference, Dr Michael Lacroix, Director of Behavioral Health Services with Coventry Workers’ Comp Services, presented a session examining questions on the presence, role and the impact of psychological factors on the susceptibility to, the reaction to and the recovery from workers’ compensation injuries. Back in 1977 a study published by […]

PRIMA 2016 Annual Conference

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from sessions at PRIMA’s 2016 Annual Conference on June 5-8, 2016, in Atlanta, GA. The PRIMA 2016 Annual Conference will offer more than 55 educational opportunities covering the latest trends and topics affecting public risk management today, including risk control and safety, risk financing, schools, enterprise risk management and employee […]

Is Your Mobile Workforce Driving Up Your Exposure?

This session at PRIMA 2015 addressed the various risks related to having a mobile workforce and explored strategies for accident prevention. Speakers included Michael Fann, ARM-P, TML Risk Management Pool; Matt McDonough, CSP, Safety National. Due to technological advancements, the workforce is now more mobile than ever, but these devices can be distractions and can […]

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