Risk Management

The Office of Risk Management operates within the Office of the Corporation Counsel. It is responsible for reducing the financial impact of claims and litigation to the City of West Haven by analyzing the city’s insurance and risk vulnerabilities. We utilize professional risk management techniques to assist in manifesting procurable revenue that would otherwise be lost on claims-related issues. Our goal is to access funds for other beneficial uses throughout the city that provide and enhance safer environments for employees and the public alike. The Office of Risk Management also manages city insurances, workers’ compensation and training programs, subrogation, OSHA compliance, and participates on safety and health committees.

Accomplishments


  • Quarterly Safety and Health Committee addressing employees’ concerns.
  • Annual bloodborne pathogen and asbestos trainings.
  • Audit of Safety and Health Committee by Workers’ Compensation Commission commended the Office of Risk Management for our compliance with Safety and Health Committee regulations. 
  • Aggressively recovered auto and property damage municipal losses.

Goals


  • Respect those we serve.
  • Reevaluate city safety programs, i.e., Employee Emergency Plan and Infection Control Plan.
  • Offer employees training in defensive-driving techniques and fitness incentives.
  • Continue to maintain and implement OSHA programs and the Safety and Health Committee.
  • Improve work and public environments with better products and services to promote efficient and safe environments.