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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Managing Environmental Risk – What to Know

Sarah Lintecum provides what risk managers should know about environmental risks. She shares three types of environmental risks that organizations should consider in terms of insurance needs: climate change, potential liability caused by emerging contaminants, such as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), air pollution and indoor air quality.

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Police Response to Structure Fires

The risks and exposures from fires are growing every day, and police officers are often the first emergency personnel to arrive.

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Leveraging Enterprise Risk Management as a Crisis Response Tool: A COVID Story

Christine Packard talks about Leveraging Enterprise Risk Management as a Crisis Response Tool, applied to the specific instance of COVID 19. With two decades of experience in crisis response prior to working at the University of Massachusetts, she has in-depth expertise on managing crisis.

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Safety Risks Associated with Sleep Deprivation and Resulting Fatigue

Sleep is a biological need for life and health. Like the need for food, too little or too much has significant mental and physical health consequences.

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Minimizing Pharmacy Plan Costs

Lisa Stamm discusses minimizing pharmacy plan costs. She explains how the pharmaceutical industry presents some of the most complex and expensive costs for companies that sponsor health plans.

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Understanding & Preventing Ransomware Attacks Against Public Safety (Part 2))

Ransomware is a perfect example of what risk management expert Gordon Graham calls “external international misconduct”—or put simply, bad behavior by bad people.

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Where Are They Now: Carl Amritt

Carl Amritt shares best practices for new risk managers and his takeaways from the 2018 PRIMA Annual Conference. Carl then delves into lessons learned since he entered the field of risk management post-graduation and since his Annual Conference experience.

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Strategic Business Partnerships – Risks, Rewards & Results

Dalene Bartholomew talks about the risks, rewards and getting positive results of strategic business partnerships. She explains how organizations utilize outsourcing of service providers to reach their goals, specifically for the insurance industry.

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Where Are They Now: Nicholas Esty

Nicholas Esty was a PRIMA Annual Conference Scholarship recipient in 2017. He speaks on the education sessions that stood out to him at the 2017 Annual Conference as well as some of the other activities that were offered. He emphasizes how the conference provided an overall educational and fun experience that also led to great networking opportunities. 

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