Ergonomic Vendor CatalogPublished Jan 11, 2017
List of vendors, products, and pricing for ergonomic items for public works and office workers, as well as information on industrial and vehicle ergonomics.
Safety Committee ToolkitPublished Apr 18, 2016
Learn city obligations under state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and how to meet them. Red toolkit icons mark links to sample forms, checklists, and other resources. Understand how to develop an employee health and safety committee, conduct self-inspections, and create job hazard analyses. Learn also about conducting effective employee accident investigations and what to maintain for OSHA and workers’ compensation insurance records.
Fire Department Management and Liability IssuesPublished May 24, 2016
This memo outlines the structure of city volunteer or paid-on-call fire departments and their basic management challenges in personnel, finances, and facility safety. It also discusses optional organization as a consolidated department, powers of members of a volunteer fire relief association contrasted with employees of the city fire department, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) fire protection rating system, and links to model ordinances for fire charges, a fire service contract between a city and town, and several management policies.
Park And Recreation Loss Control GuidePublished Mar 29, 2016
Cities strive to make their parks and recreation facilities and programs as safe as possible. Find an overview of key risk management concepts and specific advice for managing many common programs and events such as snow hills, ice skating or swimming facilities, trails, skateparks, parades, sports leagues, and more. Contains links to sample policies, checklists, and forms.
Handbook for Minnesota Cities: Ch. 18 -- Insurance and Loss ControlPublished Aug 17, 2016
Insurance helps pay lawful claims and can provide a defense when meritless claims are made. Learn about basic and specialty insurance coverage, fidelity and faithful performance bonds, sources of insurance, and more. Understand how loss control measures - the ongoing process of analyzing and responding to hazards - can reduce the likelihood that injuries will occur and claims will be made.
Computer and Network Loss ControlPublished Feb 24, 2016
Learn some of the risks in storing and sharing city data on computers, including portable devices. Find out how to protect the city from common risks such as data breaches, virus contamination, hacker attacks, and computer misuse by employees. Understand issues presented by social media such as Facebook, blogs, and Twitter. Links to a model employee computer use policy.