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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
354 Articles found
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An effective safety program requires everyone’s commitment in the organization, but different strategies can be used to achieve one. Although using vendors for workplace safety may be an option to supplement internal efforts, the ultimate responsibility for the organization’s safety program remains with the employer.
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Conducting employee accident and injury investigations as soon as accidents or injuries are reported is a necessary part of determining compensability under the Workers’ Compensation Act. As part of the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust’s continuing efforts to prevent and mitigate such claims, this Resource outlines the rationale for initiating an investigation, how to conduct an investigation and how to comply with data practices laws.
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Employees performing work that includes cutting trees or branches, chipping branches or moving felled trees and logs are subject to the OSHA Logging Operation Standard 29 CFR 1910.266. Article explains the requirements of the standard, including safety practices for chain saw use.
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Articles in March/April 2021 Bulletin: MCIT Welcomes New Board Members; Board Leadership Changes for 2021; Act Ethically, Manage Conflicts of Interest; Turn in 2021 EDP Inventory by April 30; Watch Coverage Update; Minnesota Supreme Court Decision May Require Personnel Policy Revisions; Minnesota Government Data Practices Act: Discussing Personnel Issues; Municipalities Required to Defend, Indemnify Employees, Officials; Resources Guide Members Through Managing Risks; Department Tool Box Talks Benefit Staff; Reduce Slips, Falls from Large Equipment; Posting Employment Notices Electronically; and Chain Saw Use and OSHA Compliance
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Articles in the January/February 2021 Bulletin: New Format for Annual Meeting; Excellence in Risk Management Recognized; Hubbard County Coordinator Hired as Director of Claims; Webinars Detail Important Coverage Changes for 2021; FAQs: Workplace Injury Hotline; Risks of Using Personal E-mail for Government Business; Copyright Infringement and Images Found on the Internet; Safety Audits Offer More than Finding Hazards; CONFIDE Serves Commissioners; and Public Employees Liability Coverage for Elected Officials
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There are a host of items to check off in preparation for a public building project. One is ensuring that contractors provide valid bonds for construction projects.
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Because of the risks generally involved in hosting special events, such as rodeos, demolition derbies, amusement rides and racing, and the limited number of members that sponsor the events, MCIT typically does not cover the events. This article explains the coverage exclusions and provides risk management advice for such events.
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Most of MCIT property coverage is written on a replacement cost basis. This article explores how replacement cost coverage is applied to claim situations., the importance of accurate property values and up-to-date property schedules.
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Law enforcement ride alongs have garnered questions about coverage from MCIT members. Members are concerned about some of the risks involved with permitting law enforcement ride alongs, how to manage that risk and how MCIT coverage applies.
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Historically, employers have agreed to indemnify, defend and and hold an employee or official harmless for claims arising from acts performed while carrying out duties within the scope or at the direction of his or her employer. Indemnification ensures that the employee or official can act in good faith to perform his or her duties without the risk of being personally responsible for costs associated with defending his or her actions.