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Excellence in Risk Management Achievement Awards, 2017 

Congratulations to the Town of Southington, the New Fairfield Public Schools, The Town of Westport Police Department, and the Town of Vernon and Vernon Public Schools -- CIRMA's 2017 Excellence in Risk Management Achievement Award recipients. The recipients will be honored at CIRMA’s Annual Meeting of Members, January 27th, 2017.

OSHA Breakfast Roundtables

The Connecticut Labor Department’s CONN-OSHA division has taken steps to help your town or school keep up to date on the latest information and resources. On the third Tuesday of every month, CONN-OSHA hosts Breakfast Roundtable Meetings that cover topics ranging from evacuation plans and fire extinguishers to air quality and ergonomics. The intent of these free 90-minute workshops is to discuss  safety and health issues in a supportive and informal environment. The Roundtable Meetings are held from 8:15 am to 9:45 am on the third Tuesday of the month at the Connecticut Department of Labor:
Conference Room  A, CT Dept. of Labor, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109, Phone (860) 263 - 6900. Visit CIRMA's Training page to register for the next Breakfast Roundtable meeting. Archive of Roundtable Discussions.

February is CIRMA's Cold Weather Property Protection Month

Severe cold weather is a major cause of property damage to municipal and school buildings. View our Cold Weather Property Protection webinars on Frozen Pipes and Snow Loading.

New! Public Safety: Best Practices in Hiring

Employment best practices begin at the the recruiting and hiring process, well before the job offer is made. CIRMA's newest risk management guide, Public Safety Best Practices in Hiring, provides general best practices for recruiting and hiring employees in public safety positions of municipal entities. This guide was developed by CIRMA's Law Enforcement Advisory Committee and its Public Safety Hiring task force, working with the employment liability law experts of FordHarrison, LLP. To order, please visit the Learning Media Library, Law Enforcement & Public Safety Best Practice Guides page.

CIRMA's Employment Practices Liability Helpline

Employment practices law is changing rapidly and is more complex than ever. Effective October 1, 2016, CIRMA’s Liability-Auto-Property (LAP) members will have a new resource for expert advice about employment practices liability. CIRMA has partnered with FordHarrison, the nation’s preeminent law firm specializing in employment and labor law, to provide its LAP members convenient access to legal advice on employment practices via the Helpline program.  

“The EPL Helpline is designed to provide municipal and public school officials –- especially those who may not otherwise have direct access to Human Resource services or specialized legal advice --with an expert source of guidance on employment practices,” said David Demchak, President and CEO, CIRMA. The EPL Helpline provides access to one hour of legal advice per month for no charge to CIRMA LAP members. The attorneys at FordHarriosn will respond to CIRMA LAP member questions within one business day. Download the flyer.

For the Helpline phone number and additional information, please visit the EPL Helpline page.

CIRMA's E-Learning Center

Visit our E-Learning Center to view our expanded list of courses.
Employee training is one of the most important parts of your risk management program. CIRMA's new E-Learning Center extends the reach of our Risk Management Training & Education programs, enabling employees and managers to learn important safety and risk management topics -- when and where their work schedule demands,from any computer or mobile device with internet access. CIRMA's E-Learning program is provided free to all CIRMA members. Register your employees now so that they can take advantage of this important training opportunity. Watch your email inbox for news and information or contact us for more information on registration. Download the brochure.

A printable certificate is issued upon successful completion of the program.

Workers’ Compensation Pool Members: Report claims online

Please note: Please report ALL non-catastrophic claims online. To register to report claims online, please contact Sean Gaffney.

The ease-of-use and speed of our NetClaim.net reporting system helps assure that our claims teams receives accurate, timely information about the claim to help achieve the best possible outcome. Visit the CIRMA Training page to register for CIRMA's Workers' Compensation Online Reporting Training sessions!