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Essential Elements of Public Entity Loss Control

Loss control is an essential step in the risk management process.  This 5-part webinar series is designed to walk the practitioner through the process from the philosophy behind the loss control effort to developing, implementing and improving your program.

The five (5) segments are:

LC101:  Loss Control Mission & Philosophy--Available January 3

LC102: Identify & Analyze Exposure to Loss--Available January 10

LC103: Examine & Select Your Loss Control Alternatives--Available January 17  

LC104: Implement Your Selected Loss Control Technique--Available January 24

LC105: Monitor & Improve Your Loss Control Results--Available January 31

Be sure to attend PRIMA’s Loss Control Live Q&A webinar on February 14 at noon ET! 

LC101:  LOSS CONTROL MISSION & PHILOSOPHY

Speaker:                                                 

Michael Fann, ARM-P, MBA, Director of Loss Control, TML Risk Management Pool

There’s no question that an effective loss control effort is an essential step in the risk management process. All too often, the risk manager attempts to launch loss control & safety programs before substantially defining the “why”… in other words, knowing the mission of the effort, and fully understanding the business philosophy behind that mission. This session is the first of 5 essential loss control training topics/webinars and highlights the need to “get your thinking right” and then establish your program. This webinar examines the need to build a framework for success and then identifying the people that can help accomplish the mission. You will learn how to prioritize your efforts and work to identify root causes of accidents.

 

LC102:  IDENTIFY & ANALYZE EXPOSURE TO LOSS

Speaker:

Don Leonard, National Director – Public Sector Risk, Travelers

Establishing an effective approach to identification and analysis of your entity’s exposure to loss is an important step in developing or improving your loss control program. This webinar is the second of five essential loss control training topics/webinars, and will assist you in organizing your approach to analyzing both loss exposures and program controls that exist in your entity. Cities, counties and most public organizations are involved in, and responsible for, widely diverse operations. As a result, the task of analyzing exposures ranging from law enforcement and first responders, to recreation and social services, can oftentimes feel overwhelming. This webinar discusses a framework and system for organizing your approach and for simplifying your analysis.

 

LC103: EXAMINE & SELECT YOUR LOSS CONTROL ALTERNATIVES

Speaker:

Amy Larson, Esq., Risk & Litigation Manager, City of Bloomington, MN

Once you have identified your entity’s exposures to loss, the next step in the process is to examine and select the loss control alternative that will meet your needs and reduce the entity’s risk of loss. This session is the third of five essential loss control training topics/webinars and will use real-life examples to walk through the examination and selection process of available loss control alternatives. 

 

LC104: IMPLEMENT YOUR SELECTED LOSS CONTROL TECHNIQUE

Speakers:

Amy Larson, Esq., Risk & Litigation Manager, City of Bloomington, MN

Michael Fann, ARM-P, MBA, Director of Loss Control, TML Risk Management Pool

The loss control alternatives to help reduce your entity’s risk exposure have been chosen. Now what? This session is the fourth of five essential loss control training topics/webinars and will continue to use the prior real-life examples and the selection process from LC 103 and discuss how to implement the loss control alternatives to effectively reduce the entity’s risk exposures. Implementation will include developing a culture of safety and safety committee involvement as well as education and training ideas.

 

LC105: MONITOR & IMPROVE YOUR LOSS CONTROL RESULTS

Speaker:

Jack Aspen, Vice President – Risk Control Services, PMA Companies

The fifth and final webinar of the series begins with strategies on setting practical risk management goals. The session then explores the role of data analytics and offers ideas and suggestions for public entities new to analysis to those using advanced tools and benchmarking. We know that what gets measured gets done, but the trick is to create easy to read and efficient scorecards that report on progress at predetermined milestones. Along the way, it is important to discern the impact of loss control actions on actual loss performance. The webinar concludes with tactics to evaluate results against the plan and how to make adjustments along the way, including celebrating your success.

SPEAKERS

Michael FannMichael Fann has more than 30 years’ experience in providing risk management consulting & training for local governments, school systems, universities and associations. He is an award-winning author and speaker, working with clients and audiences from across the United States. He serves full-time as a risk control resource for more than 500 entities participating in the risk management pool. Fann is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (finance & political science) and Ole Miss (MBA - management). He has participated in international exchanges with colleagues from the United Kingdom, China and Australia. A former two-time member of the Board of Directors of PRIMA, he also served on the Board of the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) from 2013 to 2016. In 2014, he was the 11th recipient of PRIMA’s Distinguished Service Award. He has also received TnPRIMA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012.

 

Don Leonard is the national director of risk control services for the Travelers Companies Public Sector Services Division. He has 35 years of risk management and safety experience working with both public and private entities.

 

 

 

 

Amy Larson is the risk and litigation manager for the City of Bloomington, Minnesota where she has worked since July 2000. Her responsibilities include litigation management, contract review, providing overall planning, administration and coordination of the city’s risk management program. Amy has more than 22 years of experience as a risk manager and contract attorney in the public and private sectors. She has a juris doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Amy is a registered attorney in the state of Minnesota with extensive experience in contracts and public liability. She is the president of PRIMA’s Minnesota chapter, the president of PRIMA’s Board of Directors and the chairperson for the PERI Board of Directors.

 

Jack Aspen is the vice president of risk control services of PMA Companies. He leads the risk control operations in PMA's headquarters in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, while providing loss prevention guidance and expertise to its field risk control, underwriting and claims service areas. With more than 26 years of experience in the risk control field, he has served in positions of increasing responsibility, including assistant vice president-risk control services, regional manager, loss prevention consultant, and technical consultant in ergonomics. Jack has played an integral role in setting the bar in the industry with the introduction of innovative programs and service offerings. Jack has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He holds Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations. Mr. Aspen has over 25 years of speaking experience. He has presented at regional associations and industry focus groups, speaker and workshop facilitator conferences and safety management seminars. He had chaired an industry focus group on ergonomics for Mid-Atlantic companies from 1995-2002.