The Risk Manager administers a comprehensive risk management program for the
Town and Board of Education to analyze the exposures to loss and implement
effective strategies to minimize the financial impact of these potential losses
on the organization. A combination of risk financing techniques is used
to protect the Town's assets including its workforce, property and financial
integrity. The program includes claims administration, safety awareness,
loss control training, actuarial analysis, contract review, insurance
procurement and self-insurance funding for liability, property, and workers'
Workers' Health & Safety
Recognizing that its employees are its most valuable asset, the Town takes
its responsibility for employee safety very seriously. Every reasonable
effort is made to provide and maintain safe facilities, equipment, materials,
procedures and methods. The Town and Board have established
Employee / Management Safety Committee that include all operating agencies.
Risk Management Advisory Board (Section 18 - 18 West Hartford Code of
In 1980 the Town created and established a permanent Risk Management
Advisory Board made up of citizens of the Town to advise the Town Council and
Board of Education on matters related to the risk management program, the
investment of risk management reserve funds and matters pertaining to risk
management that may affect public policy.