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The Maricopa County Risk Management - Safety Division will provide leadership through quality management, technical guidance, and consultation. We will promote, implement and drive continuous improvement in safety through the development of procedures, training programs, processes and services ensuring a safe environment for employees and the community.
We will be the leader in safety management through the implementation and sustainment of exemplary safety programs and processes.
We believe that:
The Safety Division of Risk Management continued to focus on a countywide initiative ensuring safety compliance and loss prevention throughout the organization. With continuing reductions in departmental budgets, it was imperative that we minimized exposure to injury and loss to personnel and property. The objective improved safety compliance and loss prevention continues to be accomplished through:
1. Full management support of our safety policies.
The establishment of effective safety programs continues to be crucial in reducing accidents and injuries in the workplace. As a clear example of its efforts to improve departmental safety performance, workers compensation data this fiscal year evidences an overall decrease of 69 claims, (1,264 claims in FY08-09, and 1,195 claims in FY09-10, see page VI-3 of the statistics and coverage section). Workers Compensation payments and reserves (see page VI-1 of the statistics and coverage section) were decreased from $3,957,692 in FY08-09 to $3,590,392 in FY09-10, a $367,300 or a 9.28% decrease in cost. This resulted in a reduction of the injury incident rate from 3.70 injuries per 100 employees to 3.65 injuries per 100 employees.
Working to improve workplace safety and ensure regulatory compliance, the Division:
As Maricopa County continues
to develop its future strategies in safety management systems, it is necessary
that each level of management must take a proactive role in safety development.
Management commitment and front line supervision accountability is the
key to sustaining the safety process and reducing unsafe work practices.
Safety is a corporate effort!
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Last updated: 17 Feb, 2011 jld
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