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SORM Directors & Officers/Property Symposium 2017 – Register Now

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We invite you to join us as we discuss current topics pertaining to coverage for directors and officers and commercial property for state entities. Subjects to include how directors and officers coverage can help state entities, employment practices liability issues,

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Posted in Insurance Services, News, Property Insurance

SORM Training Notice for March and April

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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

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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 Mrs. Michelle Ganaden (formerly Tooley), Director of

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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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Emergency Preparedness: Like Planning for a Vacation

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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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Posted in COOP, Miscellaneous, News

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