IRMA's September Training Opportunities
Mark Your Calendars!
IRMA's 9th Annual Education Summit:
"Disrupting the Status Quo"
Join Us Virtually Every Tuesday & Thursday
October 13-27, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Positive disruption is a force to be reckoned with. When skillfully executed, disruptive innovation makes an organization more efficient, allows for flexibility and even saves money.

Educational sessions include an in-depth review of proactive cyber security measures, legal updates, drone technology usage in the public sector, leadership in DEI, and the positive impact of strong safety cultures.

Registration opening soon!
Last Call!
Help us Decorate IRMA’s New Office
Do you have dynamic training photos, or beautiful scenic photos of your City or Village? Share your best photographs with us! IRMA has officially moved into our new office space in Westmont, but the walls are bare! We would like this space to reflect our membership and need your help. Please send a digital copy of your favorite photo(s), with a brief description and date taken by October 1Submit Photo
Have an event or training coming up that we could capture? Let us know! Contact Donna Morin at with details for potential scheduling.  
IRMA Award Applications

Every year, IRMA recognizes a member that exhibits a commitment to the safety of their employees, facilities and public. As your partner in risk management, IRMA is offering its members the opportunity to be awarded for creative solutions that reduce risk and enhance safety.

To enter, simply complete the IRMA Award Application. Applications are open to all members and its individual operating departments. The application period ends August 31.
Security & Compliance - IAM VS PAM
In current remote and hybrid work environment, companies are exploring different options available for the devices employees use to access the company network/infrastructure. Many are looking into options for Privileged Management Access (PAM) and Identity Access Management (IAM) as they are common methods used for high levels of security and provide access to corporate applications, regardless of their location and device type.
Risk Management & Training
Welcome to IRMA's New Training Room!
IRMA opened it's new training room for the first time this month, hosting four events. The Public Works Steering Committee kicked off the use of the room, holding it's August Meeting. This was followed by three training programs held with industrial hygiene expert Dennis Teripin. In September, we will be hosting the Police Department Resiliency training programs.

We look forward to welcoming members to our new space!
Public Works Steering Committee
August Meeting
Dennis Teripin
Mandatory Respiratory Protection Program for First Responders
Dennis Teripin
The Role of Public Works in Emergency Management
Playground Inspection Visit Results:
Time to Increase Inspections

IRMA’s loss control visit focused on playground safety, previously known as the Playground Safety Inspection (PSI), was in need of an update. In late 2021 and early 2022, staff reviewed and revised this visit and made modifications to the structure, evaluation questionnaire, recommendations, and preparation materials. Members started receiving the new visit in Spring of 2022.
Updated Job Safety Analysis Topics
Chainsaw Safety

Tree Trimming - with an Aerial Lift
Tree Trimming - without an Aerial Lift
Self Inspection Model Policy
Regular self-inspection of your workplace is an effective way of finding and eliminating hazards before they cause injuries. IRMA recently updated the facility inspection forms to be more reflective of municipal environments. Download a copy today to remain on top of your site-inspections.
Membership Discounts
IRMA is proud to partner with the Chicagoland Construction Safety Council (CCSC) and offer critical safety training at a discounted rate of 20% off training IRMA members. The CSC has provided accessible and affordable safety training to the public and private sector for more than 30 years. Topics include: Fall Protection, Scaffolding, Electrical Hazards, Aerial Lift Safety, CPR/First Aid, Excavation Hazards, and more. Click the button below for more details.
The IRMA Office will be closed on Monday, September 5th
Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency
999 Oakmont Plaza Drive, Suite 310
Westmont, IL 60559
(708) 562-0300