> Visit the CIRMACorner for Schools page for risk management resources for public schools.

> Visit the Law Enforcement page for risk management resources for police departments

> Visit the Fire Services page for risk management resources for fire departments.

> Visit the Public Works page for risk management resources for public works departments.

> Slip & Fall Prevention page.

> Sprains & Strains Prevention page.

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Prevent Slip & Fall Accidents This Winter!

The number of slip and fall accidents peak in December and January, when the winter season brings icy walkways, meltwater, and shorter daylight hours. Last year, slip and fall accidents accounted for almost 40% of CIRMA-member Workers' Compensation loss costs, for a total of $10.2 million in claims costs.

CIRMA is helping our members reduce the number of slip and fall accidents this winter with resources, communications, and training opportunities for employees. CIRMA's loss reports show that our members awareness and training efforts are working! The frequency and severity of losses from slip and fall accidents have declined over the past several years.

Visit our Slip and Fall Awareness page for posters, employee handouts, and other resources. Look for more information about CIRMA's slip and fall resources in the weeks ahead.

New E-Learning Center Platform

CIRMA's E-Learning Center has been improved with new features for administrators and users. Trainers and managers can now:

Add users and create groups - easily add and organize personnel into groups based on rank, shift or other tailored options.
Automate reports - create recurring and on-demand reports to monitor and track training compliance.
Create training assignments - set start and end dates for each course and automate reminder notifications.

There are now 240 full-length training topics and over 1,000 short, 5-minute videos on topics of interest to municipal and public school topics. 

Visit CIRMA's E-Learning Center.

CT Cyber Disruption Response Plan

The Cyber Disruption Response Plan will be incorporated as an annex to the State Response Framework, and is a roadmap for state, local, and private sector entities on how and when to report a cyber incident, as well as an outline of emergency response actions to be taken depending on the severity of the disruption and its potential impact on the state and its communities. The CDRP is a companion document to the Cyber Incident Response Plan, which outlines specific technical response actions.
 
The Quick Reference Guide consists of two charts found in the 
CDRP,and is intended to provide readily available guidance in a fast moving incident.  The Communications Flow Matrix outlines the flow of information in situations that are likely to affect public health, safety, or confidence.   It is recommended that you add contact information for the key partners to whom you would report a cyber incident, including the CT Intelligence Center, which can be reached at CTIC@ct.govThe Cyber Security Threat Level Matrix is a summary of the five distinct cyber threat levels,and provides general guidance regarding the communication and anticipated response activities for each of the levels.  The CDRP provides more detailed response actions for each threat level. Visit the CIRMA Cyber Risk Resources page for additional resources.

Cyber Security Response Plan
Cyber Response Quick Response Quick Reference

HSB Property Protection Resources

The Hartford Steam Boiler Company (HSB), PREPARE Program is an information gathering system that can help CIRMA members prepare for disasters and set up recovery plans. Disasters bring sudden loss of electricity and crucial utilities, as well as disruption to equipment that may impair your municipality or school's operations. Once a disaster strike, the recovery time is crucial to your operations. PREPARE was designed to reduce the length of time between the occurrence of a significant accident and the eventual return to normal operations. Any substantial reduction in recovery time will result in cost savings, as well as more efficient operations and faster repairs.
PREPARE's 3 Basic Steps:

  1. An analysis of the facilities electrical systems, pressure equipment, facility service equipment and other machinery to determine which systems and equipment are most critical and the types of failure they're subject to.
  2. Preparation of a plan of action for each critical item, including alternate power sources and operational processes.
  3. Data collection on the critical equipment, including specifications, anticipated replacement parts, availability of spare parts, repair facilities, independent contractors, and rental sources.
Click here to begin the PREPARE assessment.

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CIRMA's Cyber Security Resources -

CIRMA has crafted a comprehensive Cyber Insurance program through an A.M. Best A rated carrier for our Liability-Auto-property members to help protect them in the event of a cyber breach. CIRMA LAP pool members will have access to event management and breach consultative services from best-in-class breach responders with experience in computer forensics, data breach notification, credit and ID monitoring, and legal counsel. View the flyer.

CIRMA has also developed a number of risk management resources, including regional training programs and E-Learning Center training, and cybersecurity whitepaper to help our members manage this risk. CIRMA's Cyber Security News & Alerts service provides IT departments and municipal and school leaders current cyber alerts from MS-ISAC, the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and U.S. Homeland Security. Subscribe today. Visit the CIRMA Cyber Risk Resources page for additional resources.

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Contract Review Program

Overlooking the fine print in a contract can hurt your municipality or public school. Before you sign any contract, CIRMA recommends a review by the CIRMA Contract Review team to ensure that your municipality or Board of Education’s interests are protected and that you are not unintentionally assuming risk. Download the brochure or visit the Contract Review Program webpage for more about this no-cost program available to all CIRMA members!

Employment Practices Liability Helpline

CIRMA has partnered with Rose Kallor, LLP, a leading Connecticut law firm with a focus on employment and labor law. For the Helpline phone number and additional information, please visit the EPL Helpline page.

"Through the CIRMA Employment Practices Liability Helpline the Town of Rocky Hill has benefited from convenient access to employment practice specialists, free of charge, who provided substantive guidance on a host of municipal employment matters."

Dana McGee
Director of Human Resources & Legal Compliance
Town of Rocky Hill