Safety Program

Volunteer Exposures for Entities

By  Heather Hughes | 4/7/2022 8:00 am

Many of Public Entity Partners’ members rely on volunteers to help them serve the public and their customers. From volunteer firefighters and auxiliary police to planning committees and school boards, there are considerations to ensure that entities are protected from liability exposures and volunteers are well suited for serving in these capacities.

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Webinar - Tennessee Drug Free Workplace

By  Heather Hughes | 3/3/2022 7:00 am

Public Entity Partners will present a webinar on the Tennessee Drug Free Workplace Program on March 30th at 1 p.m. CST/2 p.m. EST. This webinar will be hosted by Lance Wheaton, program coordinator, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Drug Free Workplace Program.

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EHS Hero Offers Time-Saving Resources

By  Heather Hughes | 2/10/2022 7:00 am

Public Entity Partners offers a free toolkit to our members to help them streamline their Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) programs. The fully customizable, cloud-based EHS Hero® platform offers expert legal analysis, guidance, training, and best-in-class workflow tools utilized by safety and environmental teams across the nation.

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Loss Control Consultants Step Into New Roles

By  Halie Gallik | 2/9/2022 7:00 am

Two of Public Entity Partners’ loss control consultants have recently moved into new positions. Bob Lynch is now filling the role of casualty consultant for Middle Tennessee, while Jim Bell Hatchel has transitioned from our underwriting department to the role of property conservation consultant for Middle Tennessee.

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Entry-Level CDL New Requirements

By  Halie Gallik | 1/4/2022 7:00 am

Because municipal entities employ drivers who operate motor vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), PE Partners is sharing a new requirement for entry-level driver training from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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Liability Exposure with Holiday Parades

By  Halie Gallik | 11/2/2021 8:00 am

‘Tis the season for parades! Has your entity considered the risk exposures associated with parades and how you will address them? Some simple risk management steps can help ensure that both those participating and watching parades can have a fun and safe experience.

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Award Winner-Leland Blackwood, City of Maryville

By  Halie Gallik | 9/3/2021 4:00 pm

The City of Maryville provides water, sewer, electric, codes, planning, economic development, fire, police, parks and recreation, and sanitation services to approximately 30,000 citizens. In his role as risk manager for the city, Leland Blackwood has worked diligently for more than 19 years to make safety a priority across the city and among the entity’s more than 300 employees, and to safeguard public resources, including buildings valued at nearly $220 million.

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Award Winner-Upper Cumberland HRA

By  Halie Gallik | 9/3/2021 4:00 pm

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) strives to improve the quality of life for citizens in 14 counties throughout the Cumberland region. They offer a diverse array of community services, including weatherization assistance, community corrections, Head Start, youth programs and public transit.

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Award Winner-Louise Horton, City of Bartlett

By  Halie Gallik | 9/3/2021 4:00 pm

The City of Bartlett in Shelby County has a population of approximately 60,000 citizens. The city provides EMS, fire, parks and recreation, water and sewer services, and also administers the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center, Bartlett Senior Center, community and rec centers, and municipal school district. Bartlett is branded as a “Great place to live, work, raise a family and retire,” and was named one of Tennessee’s safest cities in 2016 and 2018.

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Webinar Series Launches for Fall 2021

By  Halie Gallik | 9/3/2021 4:00 pm

Join us for the Partnering for Success webinar series to increase your knowledge on current risk management exposures and topics for public entities. All webinars are free for PE Partners members.

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