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SORM Automobile Symposium 2017

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Please join us as we discuss current topics pertaining to automobile and transportation risks for state agencies, January 27, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Thompson Conference Center 2405 Robert Dedman Dr, Room 3.102 Austin, TX 78712 Download

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SORM Announces New Senior Insurance Manager

Iris Moore, Senior Insurance Manager

On November 1, 2016, The State Office of Risk Management welcomed Ms. Iris Moore as Senior Insurance Manager of the Office.  Ms. Moore will oversee operations of the insurance services unit, reporting to Ms. Michelle Tooley, Director of Risk Management

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Notices from the State Fire Marshal’s Office

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Texas Labor Code, Title 5, Subtitle A, Chapter 412 requires the State Office of Risk Management (SORM) to assist state agencies in implementing effective risk management programs and identifying exposures to property and liability losses including workers’ compensation losses. To

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Be Aware of Power Strip Recalls

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The State Office of Risk Management identified that a few state agencies may be using defective or potentially dangerous surge protectors around the office. Specifically, be on the look out for Schneider Electric’s APC 7 and 8 series SurgeArrest surge

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Preventing Heat Related Illness

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Hot days bring on a new set of risks for outdoor workers.  To prevent the high temperatures from getting employees injured, everyone must remember these three special words:  Water, Rest, Shade. Normally, the body cools itself by sweating, but during times

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Summertime Brings Bug Bites and Allergic Reactions

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With more time spent outdoors during the summer season, our exposure to bugs and the annoyances they bring increases. Beyond just itchy bumps, insect bites can cause severe allergic reactions that may require immediate medical attention. Knowing how to treat

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SORM Announces New Director of Workers’ Compensation and Supervisor

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The State Office of Risk Management has named Lydia Scranton the Director of Claims Operations in the Strategic Programs Division, and Jessica Stone as Claims Supervisor in Claims Operations. Both Ms. Scranton and Ms. Stone have been serving in these roles

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Video from SORM Property Symposium on Emerging Topics

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On May 18, 2016, the State Office of Risk Management held a one-day conference that highlighted many of the insurance issues that many Texas state agencies face.  Many of the presentations were filmed and archived on the SORM YouTube channel.

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How to Survive an Active Shooter

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Since 2011, the State Office of Risk Management has produced Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness videos to help advise office employees on how to address an active shooter event in the workplace.  This video above includes footage from a recent active

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