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Controlling your risk by Bob Carruth

As Risk Control Manager for the NCACC, Bob Carruth manages the operation of the Risk Control Team for the Risk Management Pools. The team assists members with development of safety policies and programs and identification of liability exposures and controls. Carruth is a Certified Safety Professional and is certified as an Associate – Risk Management.  For archives of this column click here

Sep 23

Lightning – Our Sneaky Menace

Posted on September 23, 2016 at 10:35 AM by Todd McGee

What do you think is the most common property-related claim for the Risk Management Pools? Although we tend to focus on the wind, rain, or fire damage claims that occur each year, none of these qualify (unless they occur as part of a named storm).

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Dec 15

The 2015 County Safety Index revealed

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 10:24 AM by Todd McGee

As the largest provider of insurance and risk management services to the county governments in North Carolina, we continue to work with our member governments to help reduce both the occurrence and severity of loss. Each year in December, we evaluate our entire group to determine how we are doing as benchmarked against the previous four years.

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Oct 26

The Hidden Dangers of Space Heaters

Posted on October 26, 2015 at 1:05 PM by Todd McGee

With the arrival of the cooler fall air, our attention turns to football, BBQ, colorful leaves and how we plan to keep our feet warm at work. We want to make our personal nests at work as comfortable as possible, so we bring items from home to make it so. These include many of the personal, electrical appliances we use on a daily basis.

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Oct 26

Pools honor members with excellent safety records

Posted on October 26, 2015 at 12:42 PM by Todd McGee

As in previous years, the Risk Management Pools recognized our members that recorded the best incident rates for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Aug 04

Are you trained?

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 4:57 PM by Todd McGee

Every year in June, I get the honor on behalf of our pool members to attend the Annual Conference of Risk Management and Safety Professionals from throughout the United States. As I write this column, I am reminded of the vast and complex environment in which our profession operates. I have had the opportunity to meet many individuals, who on a daily basis, keep their eyes and ears alert for dangers that could spell disaster in the lives of our employees and our citizens. In addition, the work they do saves millions of tax dollars each year for public entities, resulting in better and more cost effective use of the public’s money.

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