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SORM Training Notice for March and April


The Communications and Development section of the State Office of Risk Management offers a variety of safety, health, risk management, and workers’ compensation training for State of Texas agencies and Community Supervision and Corrections Departments (CSCDs). And, best of all, our training

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SORM Automobile Symposium 2017


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


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


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


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


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

SORM Promotions

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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Emergency Preparedness: Like Planning for a Vacation


The State Office of Risk Management provides Continuity of Operations (COOP) guidelines (in accordance with FEMA standards) for Texas state agencies, and also suggests that families develop an emergency preparedness plan for the home. A well-developed emergency plan can relieve

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2016 SORM Automobile Symposium


View videos and presentations from the 2016 symposium held on Jan. 28, 2016

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