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Time for Preparation: Tornado and Hail Action Plans

March marks the beginning of the spring tornado season, and March through May is the height of hail season. In order to assist you and your agency with tornado and hail weather preparedness, Liberty Mutual Insurance is providing Tornado and

Posted in Risk Management

Notice: Consumer Alert for LED Tube Lighting


The State Fire Marshal’s Office alerted notification subscribers of a consumer safety alert for self-ballasted T8LED tube lighting pictured above. As a precaution, SORM risk managers are asking client agencies to inspect their lighting to ensure the tubes installed do

Posted in Miscellaneous, Risk Management

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 Mrs. Michelle Ganaden (formerly Tooley), Director of

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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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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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Posted in Emergency Response Protocols, Media, Risk Management, Videos

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OSHA warns against contaminated eyewash stations


Several state facilities, including prisons, parks, hospitals, and universities, provide eyewash stations for employees to use in case of an emergency. This critical piece of emergency safety equipment helps mitigate eye injuries when workers become exposed to physical, chemical, and

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Protect yourself from blind corners in the office

Blind 90s Accompanying Photo

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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Continuity coordinators and planners recognized by governor’s advisor for homeland security

On March 5, 2015, Colonel Steve McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor of Texas, presented certificates of appreciation to continuity coordinators and planners from Texas state agencies and Austin Energy

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Posted in Business Continuity, Media, News, Risk Management

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