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Risk Management National Trend Report (Sample)

Last updated on 2018-11-02

Service Area Overview

Risk Management departments or professionals design and administer guidance protocols and insurance policies which protect jurisdictional liabilities in case of accidental or unforeseen injuries or damages to property, and handle legal claims filed against a jurisdiction in a court of law.  Loss prevention protocols, employee safety and health provisions, and insurance benefits programs are aspects of risk management in many jurisdictions. 

Influencing Factors Include

  • Demographics:  Service areas and conditions within a jurisdiction's geographic area may affect risk management protocols. 
  • Special Services:  Some jurisdictions may provide higher levels of special services such as employee wellness programs, designed to improve the health of public employees.
  • Contract Services:  Jurisdictional contracts with neighboring cities may be utilized to provide higher levels of security or emergency services during high-profile events or a state of emergency.

 

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Footnotes

Days Lost to Injury: Fire / EMS

Workers Comp., Number of Days Lost to Injury: Sworn Fire/EMS: For sworn fire/EMS staff, enter lost worker days as defined in the OSHA 300 form. These are days away from work, not days with light duty or restricted days. Please report lost days during fiscal year only. If an injury lasts beyond the end of the reporting period, count only those days lost during the reporting period and report the balance in the next reporting period.
NOTE: OSHA forms are formatted for calendar year reporting.  Since staffing questions are asked on a fiscal year basis, days lost should also be reported on a fiscal year basis.  For instance, if your FY17 fiscal year ends in June, this may mean pulling half the data from the 2016 OSHA form and half from the 2017 OSHA form.

Sworn fire/EMS staff
● All non-civilian fire/EMS staff, regardless of the department or division where the staff who perform these services are located.
● Supervisory, non-supervisory, and direct administrative staff (e.g., fire chief, battalion chiefs).
● Full-time and part-time staff, regardless of funding source.
EXCLUDE
● Civilian staff, contractors, volunteers, and paid-call staff
● Vacant positions
● Combined public safety sworn staff who carry out more generalized services across police/fire functions.

National Peers: Albany, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Fairfax County, Goodyear , Hermosa Beach, Irving, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Midland, Newton, Oklahoma City, Olathe, Oshkosh, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale

Days Lost to Injury: Law Enforcement

Workers Comp., Number of Days Lost to Injury: Sworn Law Enforcement: For sworn police/sheriff staff, enter lost worker days as defined in the OSHA 300 form. These are days away from work, not days with light duty or restricted days. Please report lost days during fiscal year only. If an injury lasts beyond the end of the reporting period, count only those days lost during the reporting period and report the balance in the next reporting period.
NOTE: OSHA forms are formatted for calendar year reporting.  Since staffing questions are asked on a fiscal year basis, days lost should also be reported on a fiscal year basis.  For instance, if your FY17 fiscal year ends in June, this may mean pulling half the data from the 2016 OSHA form and half from the 2017 OSHA form.

Sworn police/sheriff staff
● All non-civilian police/sheriff staff, regardless of the department or division where the staff who perform these services are located.
● Supervisory, non-supervisory, and direct administrative staff (e.g., police chief, captains).
● Sworn staff with general arrest powers, not limited arrest powers
● Recruits
● Temporary staff paid directly by the local government (but not temporary staff paid by another organization contracted by the local government).
● Full-time and part-time staff, regardless of funding source.
EXCLUDE
● Civilian staff, contractors, and volunteers/reservists
● Vacant positions
● Combined public safety sworn staff who carry out more generalized services across police/fire functions.INCLUDE
● Jail and holding facility staff
● Crossing guards
● Animal control officers
● Sworn staff with limited arrest powers, such as court and transport officers who can arrest only in
limited situations
 

National Peers: Albany, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Charles County, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Fairfax County, Goodyear , Greer, Hermosa Beach, Irving, Johnson City, Lakeville, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Oklahoma City, Olathe, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Raleigh, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Windsor

Days Lost to Injury per 100 FTE: Fire / EMS

Worker Days Lost to Injury per 100 FTEs (Sworn Fire&EMS): Calculated as the number of days lost to injury for all sworn fire/EMS divided by the number of FTEs of all the sworn fire&EMS times 100

National Peers: Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Goodyear , Hermosa Beach, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Midland, Newton, Oklahoma City, Olathe, Raleigh, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale

Days Lost to Injury per 100 FTE: Law Enforcement

Worker Days Lost to Injury per 100 FTEs (Sworn Police): Calculated as the number of days lost to injury for all sworn law enforcement divided by the number of FTEs for all sworn police

National Peers: Albany, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Charles County, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Goodyear , Greer, Hermosa Beach, Johnson City, Lakeville, McAllen, Oklahoma City, Orland Park, Raleigh, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Windsor

Number of Accidents: Marked Police Vehicles per 100,000 Miles Driven

Number of Accidents: Marked Police Vehicles per 100,000 Miles Driven: Third party liability, vehicle accidents involving marked police vehicles

Accidents

Accidents involving jurisdiction-owned or-leased vehicles or equipment in a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian or fixed object, resulting in third party property damage or third party bodily injury.

  • Traffic accidents, regardless of whether or not either party is ticketed or provides insurance reimbursement
  • Accidents involving employees utilizing personal vehicles on business, to the extent that they are covered for liability by your jurisdiction
  • Accidents involving damage is less than the cost of the deductible/self-insurance retention or the occurrence on private property.
EXCLUDE

  • Damage caused strictly by acts of nature (such as hail storms) or unknown causes.
  • Accidents involving services provided under a contract unless the vehicles are owned or leased by the jurisdiction. For example, if a street sweeping contractor owns the street sweeping equipment, do not include accidents involving these vehicles.
Law Enforcement Vehicles

  • Include only marked vehicles (sedans, sports utility vehicles, motorcycles, etc.), that are used solely by uniformed patrol personnel.
EXCLUDE

  • Detective and other police support vehicles, helicopters, boats, and airplanes.

National Peers: Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Gahanna, Goodyear , Grandview, Hermosa Beach, Irving, McAllen, McKinney, Midland, Milwaukee County, Newton, Oklahoma City, Olathe, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Raleigh, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Santa Fe County, Savannah, Scottsdale, Windsor

Days Lost to Injurt vs. Unemployment Rate

Workers Comp., Number of Days Lost to Injury: All Dept.: Enter lost worker days as defined in the OSHA 300 form. These are days away from work, not days with light duty or restricted days. Please report lost days during fiscal year only. If an injury lasts beyond the end of the reporting period, count only those days lost during the reporting period and report the balance in the next reporting period. NOTE: OSHA forms are formatted for calendar year reporting. Since staffing questions are asked on a fiscal year basis, days lost should also be reported on a fiscal year basis. For instance, if your FY17 fiscal year ends in June, this may mean pulling half the data from the 2016 OSHA form and half from the 2017 OSHA form.

Residential Population of Jurisdiction: To be reported based on American Community Survey, state department of finance, council of governments, local planning department, or other sources; figures released within the past 24 months.

National Peers: Albany (OR), Bettendorf (IA), Bowling Green (KY), Charles County (MD), Clayton (MO), Columbia (MO), Dallas (TX), Fairfax County (VA), Goodyear (AZ), Greer (SC), Hermosa Beach (CA), McAllen (TX), Mesa (AZ), Midland (MI), Orland Park (IL), Oshkosh (WI), Raleigh (NC), Rancho Cucamonga (CA), Savannah (GA), Scottsdale (AZ), Tamarac (FL).