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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

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Video from SORM Property Symposium on Emerging Topics


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


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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How prolonged sitting affects your health

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Spending your entire day perched behind a desk in your office can create an array of health problems for you later in life.  Long hours spent typing and staring into a computer screen can raise your average risk for developing

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Protect yourself from blind corners in the office

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One of the dangers lurking in every office hides in plain sight.  You never know what or who could be around the corner, waiting to run into you.  Before you turn your next blind corner, here are three things to

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What’s your evacuation game plan?


  If you hear the sound of the emergency response system in your office, leave the building immediately.  When you hear the alarm, calmly exit the building and go to the predetermined meeting location.  While this may sound simple enough,

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Take a lesson in fire extinguisher safety


If an office makes fire extinguishers available to its employees, they will need training on the principles of using this life-saving device and the hazards associated with fighting small or developing fires.  Office workers who have received permission to use

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Staying on top of roof inspections

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How often do you think about the roof over your head? Maintaining the roof on your building could potentially save you from having to find money in your budget to pay for a major catastrophe and will keep your fellow

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Tips for proper lifting safety around the office


  Sometimes we have to move heavy items from one side of an office to another.  Before you lift a finger there are a few things you need to know. One, you’re more important than the stuff you’re about to

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