Our mission is to serve.  Premier Risk Management is a collection of best-in-class professionals practicing a variety of disciplines under the auspices of risk management. While most companies are directing their clients to websites and portals for assistance, PRM deploys a concierge approach to delivering our services, interacting directly with clients everyday.  We work in close collaboration with them to identify risks in their work environment and then provide solutions to mitigate the probability of loss.

Here are some of the many roles we can fulfill for your company:

Risk Manager

Risk Managers use their education, training, and experience to make decisions that directly impact the strategic direction of a company. Their vision establishes long term objectives to meet a variety of corporate goals demonstrating exceptional leadership skills, efficient utilization of strategic alliances, and remain steadfast to their core values and well-disciplined reasoning. They lead a team of highly qualified professionals with individual expertise in many areas under the auspices of Risk Management.

An invaluable member of any business team, they must possess a comfortable knowledge of internal business practices and understand the intricacies of an organization's trade or industry. The ability to identify deficiencies that could have a negative impact on a business is critical; providing solutions to mitigate these risks is quintessential.

Risk Managers are recognized leaders who are dynamic, proactive and decisive. They adapt quickly to ever changing business environments and initiate proactive policies that resonate positively throughout an organization. Their communication skills are finely tuned; they are effective leaders, excellent project managers, and have the ability to derive excellence from all areas of a company.

Human Resources Director

Human Resource Directors are the first line of defense in a company’s efforts to attract the most qualified applicants then retain those individuals to avoid negative trends associated with high turn-over. HR Directors are responsible for the development and implementation of recruiting, hiring, and retention systems that provide guidelines to managers with hiring authority.

Responsibilities often include employee handbooks, compensation and benefit plans, Workers Compensation reporting and record keeping, employee records, disciplinary action, company exposure and medical records, back ground checks, employment verification, selection of third party service providers for substance screening and/or pre-employment physicals, and serves as a liaison between senior management and labor.

Responsible for the direction and management of the organization's employee benefits program, the Human Resource Director develops and administers plans through coordination with professional consultants and technical experts in the legal, medical, actuarial, accounting, financial, economics, labor relations, and communications disciplines. The benefits program administration includes designing and financing the plans, controlling costs, communicating benefits to employees, and keeping abreast of government legislation affecting employee benefit plans.

Employees are the most valuable asset to a successful organization; they also represent the greatest risk. Comprehensive studies are completed annually on loss information provided by companies throughout the United States. These independent analysis continually establish that less than 10% of all reported losses are related to engineering controls. That means that 90% of losses are the direct result of unsafe acts committed by employees. Another alarming trend is the short tenure of employees involved in catastrophic losses.

Trainer

Trainers are teachers with real world experience and unique delivery skills that allow them to communicate with employees regardless of education and/or comprehension barriers that may be encountered. Trainers can work in multiple environments and have the ability to develop training programs and select appropriate delivery systems that ensure comprehension of critical information.

Trainer’s use a mixture of training techniques that may include classroom lectures, workshops, videos, and in some cases one-on-one coaching. Trainers devote a lot of time studying and preparing for programs and manage their systems well to ensure a tangible return on the training investment.

Our trainers are versatile and provide a dynamic link between our customers and the professional development of their employee’s. Not only does this contribute to increased productivity and efficiency, but is a vital element in a healthy, thriving safety culture where the true value of your employees overall well-being is evident.

Safety Director

Safety Directors develop and coordinate loss control efforts for their organization. They possess a unique set of skills, based on experience, to design programs aimed at the reduction of loss related incidents commonly associated with occupational exposures and illnesses.

They provide reoccurring training, routine work environment inspections, skilled labor training, CPR and First Responder training, disaster preparedness, new hire orientation, Job hazard analysis, hazardous disposal procedures, and selection of appropriate PPE for worker protection.

Safety Directors must remain resolute and tireless in their pursuit of a safety system that communicates the company’s expectations of employee compliance while providing solutions to everyday challenges presented by technological advances in a multitude of work environments.

Reducing All Employees’ Exposures to Seasonal Flu Virus

Seasonal flu remains a concern for all employers.  Flu can occur at any time and be mild, moderate, or severe. Make sure your workforce is prepared!

Basic Precautions for All Work Activities

Encourage Sick Workers to Stay Home

Encourage sick workers to stay home. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that workers who have a fever and/or respiratory symptoms stay at home until 24 hours after their fever ends (100 degrees Fahrenheit [37.8 degrees Celsius] or lower), without the use of medication. Not everyone who has the flu will have a fever. Other symptoms could include a runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting.

Develop flexible leave policies that encourage workers to stay home — without penalty — if they are sick. Discuss other human resource policies with staff, including administrative leave transfer between employees, pay policy for sick leave, childcare options, and what to do when ill during travel.

Encourage Workers to Get Vaccinated

Encourage workers to get the seasonal flu vaccine when it is available. Consider hosting a flu vaccination clinic in your workplace. For additional information about seasonal flu vaccine priorities, see Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine.

Develop a Policy for Workers and Clients Who Become Ill in the Workplace

Develop a policy on how to deal with workers and clients who may be ill with the flu and communicate it to your workers. See CDC's Seasonal Flu Information for Businesses and Employees for information about how to develop this type of policy.

Determine who will be responsible for assisting ill individuals in the workplace and make sure that at least one person can serve as the "go to" person if someone becomes sick in the workplace.

Consider how to separate ill workers from others, or give them a surgical mask to wear, if possible and if they can tolerate it, until they can go home.

Keep the Workplace Clean

Frequently clean all commonly touched work surfaces, work areas, and equipment (e.g., telephones, doorknobs, lunch areas, countertops, copiers, etc.).

Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label. No additional disinfection beyond routine cleaning is recommended by CDC.

Provide disinfectants and disposable towels for workers to use to clean their work spaces and surfaces and to keep work areas clean.

Train workers about how flu can be transmitted in the workplace and what precautions they can use to prevent transmission.

  • signs, symptoms, and complications of the flu;
  • policies and procedures for reporting flu symptoms, using sick leave, and returning to work;
  • vaccination; and
  • any required work practices.

Promote Hand Hygiene and Cough Etiquette

Post signs that tell workers, visitors, and clients the steps for proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette.

Workers, visitors, and clients should have easy access to supplies such as:

  • "No touch" wastebaskets for used tissues;
  • Soap and water;
  • Alcohol-based hand rubs;
  • Disposable towels;
  • Cleaning and sanitation materials.

If you, a coworker or someone you live with is at high risk of flu-related complications and you suspect the flu, call a physician. For individuals at high risk of flu-related complications, there is a better chance that the flu might lead to bronchitis, sinus infections, pneumonia and sometimes death. The flu can make chronic health problems worse such as asthma and congestive heart failure.

Construction Workers Suicide Rates - Highest Occupation

Did you know that men who work in the construction industry have the highest rate of suicide in America? In 2012 and 2015, males with occupations in either construction and/or extraction were more likely to take their lives than any other occupational group, according to a report published by the Center for Disease Control observing the lifetime occupations of 22,053 suicide victims aged 16-64. What’s more, the suicide rate among the U.S. working-age population increased 34% during 2000-2016.

“Increasing suicide rates in America are a concerning and tragic trend affecting the workplace community, families, and friends. Knowing who is at a greater risk can help save lives through a focused workplace prevention effort,” states Kim Bentley, M.Ed, NDTR, CHES, Director, Health and Wellness Programs at Premier Risk Management.

Take a step towards prevention and consider a comprehensive Workplace Wellness Program for your organization. Contact Premier Risk Management today at 623-243-7263.

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