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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Moving Risk Assessment Beyond Heat Maps: Obtaining Meaningful Risk Data to Inform Decision-Making

While heat maps can depict the volume of risks and provide slight context about an organization’s general exposure to risk, heat maps do not provide meaningful data or detail to inform decision-making.

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Anatomy of a Lawsuit

Scott Roloff explains the “ins and outs” of lawsuits and emphasizes the probability of encountering a lawsuit in one’s life, whether summoned as a juror, giving a testimony, or as a plaintiff or defendant.

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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations

Almost every week, media outlets report a new case of child sexual abuse taking place in a youth-serving organization setting. To better prepare your organization to prevent child sexual abuse, here are five things educational leaders should consider:

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Pitfalls of Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Fernando Branco details how to diagnose complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) as well as the difficulties that are associated with the diagnosis.

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Mental/Behavioral Health: High-Cost Claims & Mitigation Solutions

One of the few silver linings behind the COVID pandemic cloud is that it has drawn attention to the prevalence of mental/behavioral health (MH) challenges, and particularly to their importance in a work context.

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Methods for Agencies to Mitigate Media Inquiry

Richard Spiers explains which events are more prone to capturing the media’s attention, such as police cases, city employee accusations and specific characteristics of a community that may be viewed as significant.

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Creating a Culture of Risk Management

It’s my first day on the job as the new municipal risk manager. I am excited for sure, but then I realize that the “Culture of Risk Management” is nearly absent. My excitement dwindled to an anxiety of how in the world can I turn around this very large ship of “that’s not my job,” to a team of, “I am the risk manager.”

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Insurance Requirements in Contracts: Tips for Effectively Transferring Risk

James Curbeam and Courtney Ramirez address the longstanding question, How much insurance is enough? Also discussed are the benefits to standardizing policies and procedures, and how to further streamline language and reviewing requirements.

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Risk Assessment for Jails and Lock-Ups: Addressing Critical Issues

The public focus has been heightened on law enforcement operations resulting in additional policies and procedures, as well as increased emphasis during training and implementation.

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