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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Using Social Media Effectively for Growth and Transparency

Brian explains how to expand a social media following. While considering communication practices, he compares the usefulness of social media to a town square – they are both offer an opportunity to exchange important information in an area where people will already be congregating.

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Managing Distracted Driving in Law Enforcement (Part 2): Policies, Procedures and Programs

A best practice in preparing fleet safety policies and procedures is to consider what steps will be needed to best motivate changes in officer’s driving behavior to better manage distractions arising out of their duties.

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Communicating with a Frog

Diane Becker explains what it means to communicate with a frog. It encompasses the unique and effective techniques for communication with members. She explains why starting with the audience is key – asking who they are and what their needs are.

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Managing Distracted Driving in Law Enforcement (Part 1)

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis March 2020 driver report, 2,841 people were killed in a motor vehicle crash involving distracted drivers.  Mobile technology devices and systems for law enforcement officers can present a risk of distraction and can lead to an increase in the risk of motor vehicle accidents, especially under stressful conditions.

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You Know What You’re Paying for Healthcare, But You Don’t Know What You’re Getting

Scott Roloff explains how his work in quantifying the outcome of healthcare costs can improve the quality of care.

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Workplace Health and Safety Trends of 2022

Earlier this year, I shared my predictions for 2022’s workplace health and safety trends in Public Risk magazine. As we embark on the second half of this year, let’s reflect on a few of these predictions.

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Safeguarding Our Children: Parks and Recreational Area Risk Control Practices

John Roy discusses the practices of safeguarding parks and recreational areas for children. He explains how liability trends are changing and how an increase of bike paths and walking trails have their own liability issues.

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Team Up for Success

When I first heard about the PRIMA conference, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had expressed to my department chair my interest in managing the risks associate with public entities, but more specifically, the US parks and wildlife, and he referred me to PRIMA’s student scholarship and encouraged me to apply.

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2022 Annual Conference Student Scholar Reflection: Lucas Songy

When I first heard about the PRIMA conference, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had expressed to my department chair my interest in managing the risks associate with public entities, but more specifically, the US parks and wildlife, and he referred me to PRIMA’s student scholarship and encouraged me to apply.

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