Since 2002, CIRMA has received over a thousand water damage claims with total costs reaching more than $22 million. Most of these damage claims were caused by frozen water pipes--and most were preventable. Download our most recent Lesson Learned, Cold Weather Property Damage to learn how your organization can prevent and mitigate these types of losses.
New GHS Training Kit!
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The updated standard will provide a common approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. CIRMA's new Globally Harmonized Standard: Changes to the HazComm Standard Training Kit provides municipal employers a set of instructional materials that gives a broad overview of the recent changes. The CD kit contains a customizable 47-page slide presentation, CIRMA's GHS white paper, OSHA Brief, a sample of a new label, and an explanation of the OSHA training requirements. The Training Kit is free to CIRMA members. > Order from our Learning Resource Library.
Understanding Enterprise Risk Management & School Security
Addressing school and building security means taking a true Enterprise Risk Management approach and following the complete five-step risk management process, from first identifying and analyzing exposures through implementation and monitoring. CIRMA Risk Management is available to consult with members who are either beginning the process of addressing security concerns or would like to re-assess what is already in place.
Consultative services include assisting members with:
- Developing a collaborative building security committee to address the goals and initiatives of the individual member.
- Developing an on-site, hands-on process, which includes coordination of local public safety officials.
- Conducting, with the committee and safety officials, a comprehensive safety and security assessment of buildings and grounds to help identify and analyze exposures.
- Developing and implementing a tailored program with practical and workable solutions based on the assessment outcomes.
Please contact your CIRMA Risk Management Consultant for more information and assistance developing your risk management program.
Department of Homeland Security, School Safety- The Department's website has an extensive list of of resources, including sources for grants & funding, online training programs, and planning and preparedness information.
i love u guys Foundation - A foundation dedicated to protecting youth, this site contains links to their Standard Resonse Protocol, Standard Reunification Method and other programs.
National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) - NASRO is dedicated to providing the highest quality training to school-based law enforcement officersto ensure safer schools.
National Crime Prevention Council - Provides resources and strategies on crime prevention, including information specific to school safety.
CIRMA's Learning Resource Library has a new video, Facility and Personnel Security: A Comprehensive Plan for a Safer Workplace, (II MS J.10 - video) available for members to borrow. Order this video from our Learning Resource Library, under the Municipal Services, Risk Management tab.