Risk Reporter Newsletter

The Church Mutual Risk Reporter newsletter provides tips and insights to help you recognize exposures and implement risk control solutions at your facility.

Summer 2020: Armed intruder security

Summer 2020: Armed intruder securityThis issue of Risk Reporter examines armed intruder security. We provide a list of security essentials and invite you to consider whether your organization is best suited for armed or unarmed security. Learn to recognize pre-attack behaviors and discover how the ALICE threat response protocol, as well as tabletop exercises can prepare your organization for an armed intruder event.

In this issue:

  • What are the 10 essentials of security?
  • Armed vs. unarmed: Consider your facility security options
  • Learn to recognize armed intruder pre-attack behaviors
  • Be prepared with ALICE training resources
  • Use a tabletop drill to test your plan of action

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Summer 2019: Addressing the risk of sexual abuse

Summer 2019 Church Mutual Risk ReporterThis issue of Risk Reporter addresses the risk of sexual abuse. We offer a checklist for sexual abuse prevention preparedness, along with the steps to take in developing sexual abuse policies and procedures. Also, learn how to make informed decisions when hiring employees or selecting volunteers who will work with children.

In this issue:

  • Sexual abuse prevention assessment
  • How do your sexual abuse policies and procedures stack up?
  • Protect your most vulnerable with a comprehensive safety system
  • Sex offenders and your organization
  • Protecting the Greater Good™ – in the palm of your hand

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Spring 2019: Reducing legal liabilities

Spring 2019 Church Mutual Risk ReporterThis issue of Risk Reporter provides insight on reducing legal liabilities. We cover a variety of topics from ADA implications and sanctuary congregations to attractive nuisances and more to help you navigate potentially litigious situations. Learn more about the new Church Mutual Now™ app and how it can help you stay in front of risks and liabilities.

In this issue:

  • How the ADA applies to your organization
  • Helpful tips for sanctuary congregations
  • Do you have an attractive nuisance on-site?
  • General release forms expose you to lawsuits
  • Protecting the Greater Good – in the palm of your hand

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Fall 2018: Technology and your ministry

Fall 2018 Church Mutual Risk ReporterThis issue of Risk Reporter will help break down the technicality of some forms of technology, showing you ways it can help make your facility safer and more secure. We want to help you avoid disruptions to your ministry.

In this issue:

  • Technology to help with security
  • What you should know about AEDs
  • Best practices for engaging on digital media
  • Water leaks, frozen pipes and an easy solution: CM Sensor

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Regarding the forms in this issue: They are made available as sample releases/waivers. Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. wishes to point out that no warranty attaches to these sample releases/waivers, and in fact, these releases/waivers may not be appropriate for the specific needs of a particular entity. These releases/waivers are not a substitute for good practice, proper supervision, and diligent oversight and control. There is no guarantee that these releases/waivers will protect any facility that chooses to use them. Before using these releases/waivers or any similar documents, you should consult with your own attorney to make certain that the document you eventually use is correct and current under the law of your particular jurisdiction and that the document meets your needs for your particular situation.


Summer 2018: Emergency Preparedness

Summer 2018 Church Mutual Risk ReporterThis Risk Reporter takes you Emergency Preparedness when it comes to inclement weather. Learn the steps you can take to keep your organization safe no matter what comes your way.

In this issue:

  • Tips for thunderstorm safety
  • Having a plan for hurricanes
  • Wildfire safety
  • Evaluating your preparedness for earthquakes
  • Business continuity plan

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Spring 2018: Risk Control

Spring 2018 Church Mutual Risk ReporterThis Risk Reporter shows you how risk control is fundamental to the safety of your organization. This translates to a safer environment for all, fewer disruptions and fewer financial hardships to your organization.

In this issue:

  • Risk control central
  • Consultants in the field
  • Finding the full value of your building
  • Creating an ergonomic environment
  • Partner services

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Fall 2017: Grounds safety

Fall 2017 Church Mutual Risk ReporterThis Risk Reporter will show you ways you can improve the safety of your grounds, reduce slips, trips and falls and avoid distracted walking. We’ve also included a parking lot form to help you keep track of salting, sanding and shoveling schedules

In this issue:

  • Slips, trips and falls: a three-pronged risk management approach
  • Cellphone use and walking don’t mix
  • Ladders vs. chairs
  • Sidewalk, parking lot inspections key to safety

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Summer 2017: Using the best hiring practices

Summer 2017 Church Mutual Risk ReporterThis Risk Reporter will show you ways you can screen potential employees and how to manage volunteers. We've also included an HR checklist to make sure you are following best practices.

In this issue:

  • Behavioral assessments help employers hire only the best
  • The importance of employee and volunteer screenings
  • Volunteer management and safety
  • Human resources best practices checklist

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Spring 2017: Armed Intruder Security

Spring 2017 Church Mutual Risk ReporterThis Risk Reporter will show you ways you can track, monitor and compile a list of suspicious behaviors so that you might avert a violent event from occurring at your facility. We&rsquove also included information on crisis communication plans.

In this issue:

  • Behavioral warning signs of a violent person
  • The benefit of anonymous reporting tools
  • Social media mining defined
  • Crisis communication plans can save lives
  • Active assailant planning checklist

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Risk Reporter Archive

Browse past issues of Risk Reporter for more tips and strategies to help you prevent injuries at your facility, reduce damage to your property, and identify other potentially dangerous risk exposures inside and outside of your organization..

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