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Travelers - In the Public Interest Newsletter ISSUE 1, 2012
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Public Sector Can Benefit from Methodical Approach of Industrial Hygienists
Bringing Science to Public Entity Risk Management
Guiding Injured Workers Down the Corridor of Care
Getting Employees Back To Work Faster
Special Events & Liquor Liability
Risk Management Considerations for Vendors & Subcontractors
Workers Compensation for Public Entities
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Public Sector Can Benefit from Methodical Approach of Industrial Hygienists
"Industrial Hygiene" or "Occupational Hygiene" are titles that invoke a variety of mental images, from factories with significant noise exposures from machinery to spacesuit-garbed employees handling sensitive microchips in Silicon Valley clean rooms. An industrial hygienist's job is to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control the range of occupational potential hazards, including chemical, physical and biological, in a workplace.

While the need for competent industrial hygiene advice may be obvious for a manufacturer whose processes include lab technicians mixing chemicals that give off toxic fumes, public entities must also understand the importance of a safe operating environment ...

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Guiding Injured Workers Down the Corridor of Care
When an employee is injured on the job, employers know that a full array of workers' compensation requirements suddenly comes into play. Regardless of whether you are self insured or insured by a major carrier, how well a workers' compensation claim is managed can have a significant impact on the outcome of that claim. A hands-off approach can be extremely costly for employers – and equally detrimental...
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Special Events & Liquor Liability
Public entities are often in the business of conducting special events for residents and the general public. Many times these events include vendors who serve food and beverages – including alcohol, which can present a potential risk to your entity. Risk management considerations for vendors and subcontractors should include risk transfer and insurance requirements, as well as the proper licenses and/or permits for compliance with local ordinance and regulations...
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