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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 …

Speaker Services for Member and Association Training  MCIT can provide individual members or affiliated associations with in-person training presentations to help manage risks and reduce losses. Speaker services are provided as part of membership in MCIT. Availability is based upon MCIT staff schedules. A minimum audience of 20 people is preferred. MCIT staff present on a variety …

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 …

Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short safety talks to remind staff about safe work practices. This Quick Take focuses on hazards and prevention methods for deer-vehicle collisions. Quick Takes help keep safety in the forefront of employees’ minds and demonstrate a commitment to safety on the part of the organization by improving safety …

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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 …

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

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 …