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Statewide Safety Initiative
The Statewide Safety Initiative began in 1987. The Risk Management Division was designated the lead agency to implement a safety management system. This system would control state government´s workers´ compensation costs by improving safety, reducing injuries and minimizing disability among state employees. See Executive Order No. 88-08, Workplace Health and Safety (pdf).

Risk Management Roles in the Safety Initiative:
  • Financing state government´s workers´ compensation insurance.
  • Administering the insurance contract with SAIF, the State´s insurer.
  • Designing and administering a system of safety management.
  • Consulting with agency executives and managers to implement safety management systems.
  • Integrating safety systems with other government operating systems.
  • Aligning the goals and expectations of the safety system with those of the government administration.
  • Communicating expectations, feedback on performance and recognition of results.
Risk Management Values in the Safety Initiative:
  • Strategic Approach
  • Sustainable Programs
  • Measurable Outcomes
  • Long Term Investment
  • Value Added Involvement
  • Issues of Public Policy and Governance
Risk Management Tools for the Safety Initiative:

Office Ergonomics: