Podcasts & Blogs

Featuring emerging issues impacting the public risk management community, listen and read these resources to remain cognizant of best practices in the profession!
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Creating a Cyber Systems Incident Response Team

Margaret Penado explains how cyber crimes have become the most imminent and costly risks that public entity operations face and why a response team is essential for risk management and will save an organization precious time and efficiency to a cyber event.

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Critical Steps to Designing an Effective Project Insurance Program

While insurance is a key risk management tool that supports projects to be financed and built, there is no “one-size-fits-all” insurance structure that can be applied to all projects. 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.

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Workers’ Compensation Networks

Workers’ compensation networks did not exist in Texas, prior to 2005. Catherine shares how their healthcare network was approved in 2006, activated in 2009 and how they’ve significantly decreased medical cost averages as well as days of work lost.

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Mental Health of School Personnel Amidst a Pandemic/COVID-19

Cherri Lindquist and Paula Allen describe the unique experience of school personnel and how the repercussions of the pandemic have impacted their professional and personal lives.

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Utilizing Technology to Build Relationships with Injured Workers

In this new world of telehealth, we need to continually be looking for innovative modes by which triage and telephonic case managers can connect with the individuals they serve and engage them on their road to recovery.

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Workers’ Compensation Technology Advancements

Significant benefits and improvements are already being observed within workers’ compensation and risk management, such as reduced litigation costs and identifying employers that need additional education or movement feedback to minimize injury. However, along with positive advancements, there are also sizable questions and problems such as misuse of technology, the boundaries of ethics and the use of data collection and privacy.

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The Importance of Communication in Cybersecurity

As risk professionals, we have a unique view of the interconnected risks facing our organizations. One of the ways our organizations can benefit from our holistic view of risks is when we use our established communication platforms and relationships to support others in the organization who are managing risks.

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COVID-19 Lessons Learned for K-12 Education

Amidst COVID-19, school districts have become a central location of information for the community.

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Kaizen Events: Changing Your Work Environment to Reduce Injuries

oday, around 20% of days of missed work are due to sprains and strains that happen as a result of poor workplace design. Companies and public sector organizations that consider their employees’ work environment and how it can affect health and efficiency — known as ergonomics — can potentially reduce workplace injuries.

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