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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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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Navigating the Generational Gap

This week’s speakers, Karen Caterino and Mark Pew, explain how to navigate the professional generation gap.

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Understanding Actuarial Methods

The purpose of most actuarial methods is to estimate ultimate losses, or total losses, for a particular accident period. Once an estimate of the ultimate losses is determined, outstanding losses or required reserves are easily calculated by subtracting the paid losses from these total losses.

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