Authorized Driver MVR Policy

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MVR Policy Berkley Human Services

Click here to download this template “Authorized Drivers”   All organizations that require the use of vehicles to conduct daily business are challenged by having unsupervised employees or volunteers drive for their organization. Simply allowing employees or volunteers to drive an organization’s vehicle, or their own vehicles (non-owned vehicles), is a high risk choice. Instead… Read more »

Beware of Using Personal Vehicles for Business Purposes

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Personal Vehicles for Business Related Activities Auto

These days, it seems that many organizations are relying more and more on employees and volunteers to personally carry out business-related activities of the organization. This may include using their own personal vehicles for any number of business-related purposes, such as traveling to off-site meetings, picking up office supplies, attending organization-mandated development classes, or conducting… Read more »

Preventing Slips Trips and Falls

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Preventing Slips Trips and Falls

Accidents related to slips, trips and falls account for a large number of general liability and workers’ compensation claims. Often, these types of accidents are simply caused by wet or icy surface conditions. However, such accidents (and the injuries that result from them) are often also related to, among other things, inadequate maintenance, improper footwear… Read more »

Preparing for Winter’s Worst

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Preparing for Winter's Worst

Unpredictable winter weather can wreak havoc on your property. Winter storms can result in an assortment of operating challenges caused by frozen pipes, blackouts as well as snow and ice storms. The fall is an ideal time to prepare your property and protect it against serious damage and business disruption caused by the cold. Frozen… Read more »

Hot Work Program

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Hot Work Program

Many Berkley Human Services (BHS) Customers are often perplexed when Loss Control makes recommendations for implementing a Hot Work Program. “We don’t do any welding or use torches” is often the response. Why wouldn’t they object? Our customers are Human Services Organizations. They don’t use tools or equipment that generate heat, sparks, or flames. However,… Read more »

Defensive Driving Auto Accident Investigation

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Auto Accident Investigation

Many steps can and should be taken proactively to prevent vehicle accidents from occurring within your nonprofit / human service organization, but reality reminds us that accidents are going to happen. That being said, one hallmark of an effective vehicle fleet & driver safety program is the ability to learn from past mistakes (or accidents)…. Read more »

Fire Prevention

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Fire Protection Risk Control Berkley Human Services

Fire and life safety risks affect virtually every human services organization. The hazards and challenges related to such risks can be wide ranging and, consequently, can impact how your organization is evaluated from an insurance underwriting and loss control standpoint. How well does your organization assess its fire and life safety exposures, and address them… Read more »

Sexual Abuse

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It’s obvious to say it, but sexual abuse continues to be a serious problem in our society. As a human services organization, you especially know the challenges in effectively managing (if not eliminating) this problem, while at the same time allowing for a level of flexibility in the delivery of programs and services that fulfill… Read more »

Summer Facility Use

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Summer Facility Use Risk Control Berkley Human Services

For many of our nonprofit/human service program participants summer signals, not just a change of season, but a shifting of focus and an influx in the number of youth participants. With increased numbers, often comes the addition of seasonal and part-time program staff and volunteers, and organizations are faced with the challenge of managing the… Read more »

Contracting

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Contracting Risk Control Berkley Human Services

It goes without saying that contracts are a cornerstone in the smooth functioning of our society. They also can be the subject of great disputes too. With that in mind, we encourage you to reflect on the importance of contracting with care in your organization. As a general matter, contracts are formed when there is… Read more »