Safety and Loss Prevention

In 2008, the General Assembly changed the way the state approaches losses due to accidents and negligence by mandating that all state agencies and entities establish comprehensive loss control programs in cooperation with the Department of Administrative Services, Risk Management Division. The goal of these programs is to recognize, evaluate, control and anticipate risks and hazards that lead to claims for injured state workers, damaged vehicles and property, and claims from individuals and groups seeking monetary damages from the state and its agencies.

In 2009, the Council entered into an agreement with the Department of Administrative services, on behalf of itself and the district attorneys, implementing a comprehensive loss control program. The agreement commits the Council to eliminating workplace hazards accidents, thefts, motor vehicle accidents and property issues or, where they cannot be eliminated, to minimize their impact on employees and the public. The plan covers eight areas:

  • Employee Education and Training
  • Employee Accident Prevention
  • Fidelity Losses (Employee Theft)
  • General Liability
  • Workers' Compensation - Return to Work
  • Property Maintenance
  • Auto Liability and Physical Damage
  • Fleet Management