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Manage and Minimize Risks of Parks and Recreation Services When members have land designated for park use, they must make decisions for how best to use the property: Will it be left natural and unimproved? Should trails be added? A playground? Recently, parks have been incorporating new forms of recreation that were relatively unknown 20 …

MCIT developed a parks and recreation guide to assist its members in planning, maintaining and expanding their parks and recreation operations. The “Parks and Recreation Loss Prevention Best Practices Guide” provides information and recommendations for park safety and ways to protect the public entity from liability and loss. Recently, parks have introduced new recreational activities that were …

Good Facility Maintenance Helps Prevent Injuries and Losses Ten areas of risk generate the most questions and concern from MCIT member’s facility managers. By taking a systematic and thoughtful approach to managing these risks, members can reduce potential risks to their employees and the public. 10 Safety and Health Items for Facility Managers: Safety inspections …

MCIT consultants are on the road throughout 2016 to deliver targeted messages to  members in an effort to help mitigate and prevent losses. MCIT has developed new information and updated existing resources for these meetings with specific audiences. Members receive valuable materials to support discussions. Meetings are primarily scheduled with county members, but MCIT consultants …

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Preventing and mitigating losses is important to the overall success and stability of MCIT, so every year MCIT recognizes the county that best excels at risk management and loss control by naming it the County of the Year. Members often inquire about what it takes to become County of the Year. Below is an outline …

Date: September 2018 Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) sprays, commonly known as pepper spray, is a tool used by law enforcement and individuals as both a violence deterrent and a weapon. With increased awareness of personal protection, there have been several inquiries to Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust about policies and procedures for the use of pepper spray …

The room was filled to capacity when Board Chair Scott Sanders called the 2017 MCIT Annual Meeting to order at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud Dec. 4. Following adoption of the agenda and approval of the 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes, Finance Manager Cheri Donovan reported on the financial health of the organization. …

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Bulletin, July 2017:  MCIT Announces 2017 Dividend MCIT’s Best Practices Guides Recognized Nationally MCIT Training Events Coming in August, September Risks of Using Volunteers for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events New EAP Materials Now Available to Promote Helpful Services to Employees Can Employees Volunteer for Their Public Employer? Recognizing Members’ Safety Achievements