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Preventing Heat-Related Illness

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 of

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Posters

SORM provides ready-made safety flyers and posters that you can download, print, and post in your office:

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How to Survive an Active Shooter

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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Notice from the State Fire Marshal’s Office

The State Fire Marshal’s Office announced on January 25, 2017, the adoption of the 2015 National Fire and Protection Association (NFPA) standards and recommendations. Inspectors from the State Fire Marshal’s Office will now use the 2015 NFPA 1 Fire Code

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SORM Announces Senior Risk Manager

On January 1, 2017, the State Office of Risk Management promoted Mr. Frank J. Marcopolos to Senior Risk Manager of the Office. Mr. Marcopolos will oversee operations of the risk management unit, reporting to Mrs. Michelle Ganaden (formerly Tooley), Director

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SORM Announces New 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 Mrs. Michelle Ganaden (formerly Tooley), Director of

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Be Aware of Power Strip Recalls

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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Summertime Brings Bug Bites and Allergic Reactions

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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