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 managers use their education, training, and experience to make decisions directly impacting 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.
Invaluable members 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 leaders recognized for being 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 and 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, background checks, employment verification, selection of third-party service providers for substance screening and/or pre-employment physicals, and serving as a liaison between senior management and labor.
The HR director is responsible for the direction and management of the organization's employee benefits program, developing and administering 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.
While 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 analyses continually prove 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.
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.
Trainers 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 employees. Not only does this contribute to increased productivity and efficiency, but it is a vital element to a healthy, thriving safety culture where the true value of your employees' overall well-being is evident.
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.
Safety directors 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.
Current Events in Risk Management: The Real Science
COVID-19 Pandemic Response
As employees begin returning to the workplace, there will likely be significant changes to certain processes and/or work procedures directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers need to be prepared to address questions regarding safe work practices and new protocols aimed at reducing potential exposures in the workplace.
Premier Risk Management recommends a proactive approach focused on assessing your work environment for potential exposures, developing and implementing a pandemic-response standard operating procedure (SOP), selecting personal protective equipment (as needed), and training all employees who will be impacted by new policies and procedures. Premier Risk Management has developed a comprehensive process to evaluate and mitigate potential exposures to COVID-19 that can be applied to any work environment—regardless of the number of employees or size of the facility—including administrative offices, medical facilities, manufacturing plants, hospitality venues, and more.
Our assessment is designed to evaluate your company’s administrative controls in accordance with established guidelines as articulated by federal agencies like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and Occupational Health and Safety Administration; analysis of the facility’s engineering controls to ensure all virus mitigation capabilities are fulfilled; inspection of work environments to include surface-sampling (desks, door knobs, tables, handles, etc.); written report with lab test results and abatement recommendations; written COVID-19 Response SOP and exposure-based policies; and required training. If your company utilizes respirators, we will audit existing protocols to ensure you are meeting the obligations articulated in 29 CFR § 1910.134.
All work will be completed by qualified industrial hygienists and safety professionals with extensive work knowledge and experience. Pricing is directly proportionate to the size of your facility, total employee population, and recommended number of surface samples. We encourage everyone to take the attorney-requested assessment.
Key Components of the Premier Risk Management (PRM) Protocol:
- Pre-assessment questionnaire—completed by client, providing basic information to PRM about facility and operations
- Facility assessment—surface and air sampling completed by industrial hygienists
- Lab Testing—performed by Eurofins Scientific, with 800 Labs in 50 countries, ISO Accreditation, and UL Certification
- Written pandemic standard operating procedure (SOP)—provided by PRM specific to client’s operations and exposures
- Formal Report—detailed written report of all lab results, air quality readings, engineering controls, housekeeping, and abatement recommendations
- Safety Training—provided by PRM as required for compliance with OSHA directives for PPE and respiratory protection
For additional information or to set up an appointment, contact the PRM office today.
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