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Cultivating a Safety Culture

July 17 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST 

Cultivating a Safety Culture 

Speakers:

Marilyn L. Rivers, CPCU, ARM, AIC, Director – Risk and Safety/City Safety and Compliance Officer, City of Saratoga Springs, NY

Daniel Hurley, CSP, ARM-P, Risk Manager, City of Chesapeake, VA

 

Risk professionals are often called the “tip of the spear” within their organization with regard to developing and marrying the relationships between risk and safety. It’s a difficult role that requires ongoing education, training and an understanding of the dynamics of our global safety culture in the context of our local environments. This webinar is designed to provide discussion points in ensuring your employees and team members recognize the value of the health and safety of their personal and professional human habits. Life is as cyclical as our risk management wheel. Topics of discussion include how to engage your people and instill within them the importance of their participation and support of creating a safety culture within your organization and community.

Attendee Takeaways:

  1. Determine the parameters of relationship building for safety programming within your entity
  2. Understand what perseverance may be needed to earn the respect of your local leaders
  3. Learn techniques to embrace resiliency and consensus in developing and mitigating emerging safety issues
  4. Understand the dynamics of the relationship between risk, political intrigue and safety

View the Webinar Recording and PowerPoint Slides!


Marilyn is the director of risk and safety and the safety and compliance officer for the City of Saratoga Springs, NY. She possesses a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with a minor in physics and a Master’s in Education. Her professional certifications include The Institutes’ CPCU, ARM and AIC designations.

Marilyn currently chairs and facilitates the Saratoga County Local Emergency Planning Committee, which is composed of representatives from the federal, state and local government who serve alongside area business leaders. She has recently been named as a delegate and director-at-large for the National Safety Council’s Government and Public Sector Division. She frequently writes as a “Risk Insider” for Risk and Insurance Magazine and can be heard in PRIMA Podcasts and Webinars speaking on a variety of risk and safety management basics. Marilyn regularly presents at conferences on both a local and national level.

Marilyn played a large role in revamping, promoting and facilitating PRIMA Institute from 2001 through 2017. During this same time period, she served as the chairperson of the RIMS’ Standards and Practices Council contributing to RIMS publications on claims management and reservation of rights methodology. She has also served as chairperson of PRIMA’s External Affairs and Education Committees. In 2013, she was awarded the PRIMA President’s Award for her work with the Cybrary and PRIMA Institute. She was also recognized on a national level in 2007 as PRIMA’s Public Risk Manager of the Year.

Dan has been the risk manager for the City of Chesapeake, VA for the past three and a half years. He has also had a long career with the City of Norfolk, VA as a safety officer/workers’ compensation manager and later as the risk manager for the City of Norfolk School Board. In between working with the cities of Chesapeake and Norfolk, Dan had a two year stint as an education practice leader with Midwest Employers working with school districts and universities. Dan is a past PRIMA President and he currently serves on the PERI board. He is a past president of the VA PRIMA chapter, currently serving as a chapter board member. Dan is also a member of the Greater Tidewater Chapter of the ASSE and is a past president.  Dan has a BA in history from Virginia Tech and both an MS and an MBA from Old Dominion University. Dan also holds the CSP and ARM-P designations.