Ergonomics in Today’s Changing Workplace

Today’s workplace is becoming more inclusive, diverse and accommodating. A one-size-fits-all approach fails to account for individual differences and specific needs. By increasing the adjustability in the office, employees can move toward the goals of creating a healthy, productive and ideal work environment.

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Today’s workplace is becoming more inclusive, diverse and accommodating. A one-size-fits-all approach fails to account for individual differences and specific needs. By increasing the adjustability in the office, employees can move toward the goals of creating a healthy, productive and ideal work environment.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Connect workplace risk factors with healthcare-related expenses and loss experience
2. Appreciate the risk related to low-quality, outdated and poorly designed office workspaces
3. Improve employee wellness and promote a positive workplace

PRIMA Institute 2023

PRIMA Institute 2023 or PI23 is the industry’s premier educational event for new or seasoned risk managers.

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PRIMA Institute (PI) is the premier educational program for new and seasoned risk professionals who seek to learn more about emerging trends, best practices and gain insight into current management techniques.

 

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Disaster Risk Reduction: Mitigation, Infrastructure Hardening, Plans and Policy

In order to get ahead of the curve of disaster impact, communities must have a change in mindset and focus time, energy and funds proactively. Disaster risk reduction involves tipping the scales in favor of preparedness, mitigation and capability growth.

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Are you proactive or reactive? In the United States, emergency management has widely been approached from a reactionary manner through response and recovery. Hazard occurrences are increasing in frequency and severity with mounting negative impacts to our community systems. Response and recovery, no matter how refined, will not result in resilience. In order to get ahead of the curve of disaster impact, communities must have a change in mindset and focus time, energy and funds proactively. Disaster risk reduction involves tipping the scales in favor of preparedness, mitigation and capability growth.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Identify how disasters are impacting communities in the U.S
2. Understand elements of disaster risk
3. Explore capability growth within community systems

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Active Assailant: How to Avoid Missteps in the Aftermath of an Event

There’s been a great amount of information on how to protect your facilities from an active assailant, but just like a ransomware or phishing attack, all it takes is for something like a stolen key card to circumvent. It’s important to understand how critical the next steps are in the aftermath of an event so you can avoid missteps that could result in making a difficult situation infinitely more difficult.

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Every door is locked, you have panic buttons, time lock safes, employee key cards, surveillance and perhaps even on-site security. But that didn’t matter. Now, after the all-clear is given, you have police asking you questions, and a reporter approaches you with a camera and a microphone asking for a comment. Understandably, your adrenal gland is still in overdrive and you dig deep for something to say, but what do you say? More importantly, what do you NOT say? In today’s connected world, a comment given out of context or a leaked surveillance video clip will present significant problems. Before you know it, your organization is all over the evening news that will make any litigation that follows more complicated and politicized.

There’s been a great amount of information on how to protect your facilities from an active assailant, but just like a ransomware or phishing attack, all it takes is for something like a stolen key card to circumvent. It’s important to understand how critical the next steps are in the aftermath of an event so you can avoid missteps that could result in making a difficult situation infinitely more difficult.

Attendee Takeaways:

1. Don't just prepare for before, but prepare for after
2. Is there a designated spokesperson - internal or external?
3. Have resources planned that tend to your employees (e.g., EAP/Crisis Management)
4. This is a constant conversation, it's a fluid risk and has to be managed

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PRIMA24 Call for Proposals Closes
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Virtual Enterprise Risk Management Training (Module 6-8)

PRIMA offers a virtual four-day Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) training designed according to the ERM international standard, ISO 31000. PRIMA’s ERM faculty are subject matter experts who will teach attendees how to establish long-term enterprise-wide resiliency in public entities.

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