Responsibilities and Services
Risk Management is responsible for protecting the County's assets from the risk of accidental losses and injuries. The primary functions are to develop, promote, and track safety programs that meet or exceed OSHA regulations, evaluate risk, procure insurance policies and administer workers' compensation, property, general liability and automobile claims.
In addition, Risk Management fosters a culture of safety through employee training, monthly safety review and quarterly safety committee meetings that involve all departments in the commitment to ensure a safe environment for all employees, as well as the citizens who visit the County's facilities daily.
Fall Seasonal Safety Tips
It is time to say goodbye to the warm days of summer and hello to the cool days of fall. The cooler crisp weather is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the Fall foliage.
Here are some autumn safety tips for a safe and enjoyable fall season.
Drive with Caution
- Use your Headlights - Using your headlights when visibility is decreased will help you identify hazards in the road, pedestrians, animals and other conditions you might not otherwise see.
- Slow Down - The faster you drive, especially on wet, slippery roads, the longer it takes to stop your vehicle.
- Leaves - When it rains, fallen leaves become slippery and can result in extremely dangerous driving conditions.
- Deer - The fall season brings an increase in deer activity. When traveling in areas with a highly active deer population, be extra cautious, especially at dusk and dawn.
- Test and Replace Batteries - Fall is the time to test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries.
- Fireplaces - Get your chimney inspected every fall, ensuring it is free of debris, nests, etc. Use a fireplace screen to protect your home from sparks and embers.
- Get Your Furnace Serviced - It is a good idea to have a professional service your furnace before winter arrives.
- Rake Leaves Safely - Stand upright while raking and pull from your arms and legs. Don't overfill leaf bags, and when picking them up, bend at the knees and use your legs.
- Use Caution on Ladders - Position the ladder on a flat surface before each use. Always wear appropriate footwear and be cautious, shoes or boots may be wet, causing you to slip.
- Look Up Before Pruning Trees - Always survey the area carefully, looking for power lines and large limbs.
- Wear Proper Attire - Wear appropriate clothing, eye protection and footwear to protect yourself while working outdoors.