The sharing economy presents an expanding and unique set of risks and issues for municipal leaders to consider. Most important, the shared services, materials and facilities may not be adequately covered by their current municipal property and casualty insurance agreements.
The deadline is May 24 for submitting documentation for the fiscal 2019 MIIA Rewards program.
When it comes to property risk, read more about the three major factors that contribute to loss.
Of all the employment discrimination claims filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination last year, disability claims ranked at the top, with 1,082 claims filed.
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.
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.
Hackers and perpetrators of cybercrimes are taking aim at local government networks, which can be relatively easy for them to breach.
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.
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.
Start your pre-season planning now to avoid winter-related damage.
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.
Learn how "return-to-work" programs can help manage and reduce workers' comp costs.
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.
MIIA presents Loss Control, Wellness awards during Annual Meeting
MIIA workshops to cover workplace safety, stress management
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.