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Published on December 7, 2018 in Risk Management

MIIA Rewards Program Continues Growth

MIIA awarded $3.4 million to its members in fiscal 2018 through the MIIA Rewards program, which has earned MIIA members more than $32 million in premium credits since its inception in 2003. Read More

Published on October 31, 2018 in Risk Management

Strategies for Addressing Lead and Copper in School Drinking Water

Massachusetts is winding down a statewide initiative to test public school drinking water for lead and copper. Approximately 40 percent of tested school buildings exceeded the “action level” of 15 parts per billion for lead only, while 3 percent exceeded the action level for copper only. Read More

Published on September 4, 2018 in Risk Management

Local Governments Must Address Cybercrime Vulnerabilities

Hackers and perpetrators of cybercrimes are taking aim at local government networks, which can be relatively easy for them to breach. Read More

Published on March 28, 2018 in Risk Management

How to Handle Discrimination Complaint Investigations

The Society for Human Resource Management believes that conducting workplace investigations is one of the most challenging duties that HR professionals must take on. This is especially true for Massachusetts cities and towns, some of which are unable to staff a dedicated HR person, let alone a full HR team. Read More

Published on November 27, 2017 in Risk Management

Fatigue Awareness -- How to Keep Your Employees Alert, Energized and Productive When Working Long Hours

No matter what line of work an employee is engaged in, if he or she is fatigued on the job their work will suffer. Their safety could also be put at risk along with the safety of the public around them, especially if the individual is working long hours. Read More

Published on September 27, 2017 in Risk Management

Winter Preparedness for Towns and Cities: What You Can Do

Start your pre-season planning now to avoid winter-related damage. Read More

Published on July 13, 2017 in Risk Management

Preventing Loss by Managing Students with Challenging Behaviors

Violence against teachers results in, lost wages. lost days of work (927,000 days/per year nationwide), training and replacement of teachers leaving the school or profession prematurely, medical and psychological care, student disciplinary proceedings, increased workers’ compensation claims and premiums and incarceration of perpetrators. Learn how to train your way to safety. Read More

Published on May 8, 2017 in Property & Liability, Risk Management

Mitigating Workers’ Comp Costs: Return-to-Work for the Public Sector

Learn how "return-to-work" programs can help manage and reduce workers' comp costs. Read More

Published on February 16, 2017 in Property & Liability, Risk Management

Thermal Imaging Technology & Municipal Facilities

Battling the elements, water leaks (and mold!), preventing heat loss, finding fire, and improving energy efficiency. These are just some of the reasons why thermal imaging is an important tool for municipalities. At MIIA, the cost for damage from a burst pipe averages over $80,000 with the capacity to exceed $500,000 – reason enough to look into thermal imaging as a preventative measure. Read More

Published on February 2, 2017 in General, Risk Management

MIIA presents Loss Control, Wellness awards during Annual Meeting

MIIA presents Loss Control, Wellness awards during Annual Meeting Read More

Published on January 16, 2017 in General, Risk Management

MIIA workshops to cover workplace safety, stress management

MIIA workshops to cover workplace safety, stress management Read More

Published on June 1, 2016 in General, Risk Management

Seasonal employees and summer conditions bring risks

Summertime often brings a need to hire seasonal workers for municipal jobs, such as at summer camps, swimming pools, and with schools and public works departments. These hires, often high school and college students, create safety and liability concerns for municipalities – risks that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Read More