Category: Enterprise Risk

Effective Risk Management is a progression of actions that are taken with the purpose of minimizing losses or injuries. The State Office of Risk Management provides active leadership to enable State of Texas client agencies to protect their employees, the general public as well as the state’s physical and financial assets.

How to Survive an Active Shooter

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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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Slips, Trips, Falls on Different Level Surfaces

As statistics show, falls from elevated surfaces are generally less frequent but, in most cases, more severe than same-level falls, such as slips and trips, in the workplace. More so, the degree of elevation varies considerably, ranging from simply uneven

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Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Office

A large number of injuries caused by falls occur in offices. Walking becomes second nature, so people don’t pay attention when they are walking from one place to another. According to the U. S. Department of Labor, slips, trips, and

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Slips, Trips, and Falls on Same Level Surfaces

The terms slips, trips, and falls are commonly grouped into a single expression. However, in this section we will focus on the first two terms, slips and trips, and more specifically, slips and trips on the same level. Although falls

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Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation

The quantity and severity of health problems caused by the poor quality of indoor air has increased over the last 15 years. This is attributed to many factors. Most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors and many

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Good housekeeping is paramount. If good housekeeping practices are not enforced, other administrative control measures implemented will never be fully effective. It has often been said that safety and housekeeping go hand in hand. This is extremely true, especially when

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Fire Prevention Strategies for Offices

Tips A fire caused by poor housekeeping, carelessness, or failure to follow instructions can destroy your job, your income, and even your life. But the chance of a fire can be reduced if everyone makes an effort to practice daily

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Workstation Ergonomics

Many office employees sit at their desks for long periods of time. Using ergonomic principles to set up their workstations can help prevent soreness and injuries. Take a Break Some office workers may have problems with their backs, shoulders, hands,

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Comptroller Object Codes

Listed below are the most commonly used Object Codes and a brief explanation of each category. A complete list of Object Codes can be found on the Texas Comptroller’s website. Category F – Salaries and Wages Include all salaries, longevity

SORM 200: Part 1 Instructions, Risk Management Expenditures

Users must have security access to enter SORM 200 data. Your agency’s risk manager can initiate the process for access approval. Screens for Part 1 and Part 2 will be available for entry on the first business day of each