IRMA Award Honorable Mention:
Village of Carol Stream Public Works Department
In 2022, IRMA received the most IRMA Award Applications in recent years. It is our pleasure to highlight all Member programs as they all provide value in reducing municipal risk and increasing safety.

The Village of Carol Stream created an online safety concern reporting process utilizing experts in HR, IT, and Public Works Departments. This new portal streamlines the reporting process of safety concerns and tracks corrective actions to completion. The program has resulted in significant benefits with employee relations as well as safety.

For more information about this program and other IRMA Award Applicants, click on the links below.
How IRMA is Helping its Members
In response to the bleak outlook for cyber liability insurance, the IRMA Executive Board recommended creating an IT/Cyber Committee (“ITCC”) to examine cyber security and liability issues facing the membership. At the May Committee meeting, the Committee was presented with two vendors to explore to make a part of a preferred provider program to assist members with best practices, training, auditing, and assessing cyber security processes and controls, KnowBe4 and Cyber Concierge. Programs were developed with each vendor at reduced pricing for IRMA members.
To Serve & Protect the Data
Law enforcement agencies regularly collect sensitive information from those they interact with daily. Learn the guidelines for data security and actionable steps individuals at every level can take to secure data to keep themselves and their agencies safe.

On-Demand Webinar Courtesy of LEXIPOL
Endpoint Security and Prevention
Endpoint security is the practice of securing endpoints or entry points of end-user devices such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices from being exploited by malicious actors and campaigns. Endpoint security systems protect these endpoints on a network or in the cloud from cybersecurity threats. Endpoint security has evolved from traditional antivirus software to providing comprehensive protection from sophisticated malware and evolving zero-day threats.
Risk Management & Training
2022 OSHA 300 Logs Due February 1st
Recordable injury and illness entries from the previous calendar year must be logged on OSHA Form 300. The form 300A (which summarizes the recordable cases that occurred at an establishment) must be posted in an area accessible to employees from February 1st to April 30th of the calendar year following the recorded year.

For more on OSHA 300 Reporting, click the button below.
Webinar: 5/08/2023

Building a Safety Culture that Gen Z Can Get Behind

The newest generation of workers, Generation Z, are pacing to make up roughly one-quarter of the global workforce by 2025.

New generations come with new, unique perspectives and it is imperative that approaches to safety culture evolves to keep up with the workforce they are meant to protect. 

Free Webinar Courtesy of EHS NOW

IDHR Training Institute
Now Open

IDHR Training Institute can help members meet organization goals associated with:

  • Organization Leadership
  • Team Development
  • DEIA Training
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Compliance
Through monthly webinars, consultations or train the trainer opportunities, explore what IDHR can do for you.
Mental Health

Workplace Mental Health Toolkit
According to Mental Health America (MHA), 78% of workers agree that workplace stress affects their mental health, and 7 in 10 workers find it difficult to concentrate at work. MHA created an easy-to-follow toolkit to help support employee mental health and well-being.
Webinar: 4/15/2023

Beyond Employee Resilience: A Focus on Mental Wellness

Employee mental wellness is so much more complicated than simply focusing on resilience training. Employees are seeking a balance between their work obligations and their personal lives, and they are willing to bail on a job that doesn’t feel supportive of this balance. Managers and leaders have an opportunity to positively impact their employees’ overall mental wellness within the sphere of work life. 

Webinar Courtesy of PRIMA

Health & Wellness
Grant Program

IRMA's grant is targeted at assisting members with costs of health initiatives targeted at reducing injuries - both physical and psychological. We have awarded members for Chaplain Programs, Training Programs, Wellness Screens, and more. These programs are shown to improve employee wellness. For more information, or to apply for the grant, click the link below.

Clarifications for Law Enforcement & Emergency Responders
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) recently issued clarifications for law enforcement and emergency responders that respond to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. IRMA will continue to monitor CESSA developments and its impact on first responders..
Claims Corner
Illinois Appellate Court Awards Benefits to Claimant

In a recent opinion, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed the Circuit Court of Cook County and reinstated a divided Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission decision awarding benefits to a claimant who slipped and fell in a train commuter parking space. 
Building Code Enforcement Win

Much like a parking ticket, the issuance of a building code violation carries with it a presumption of guilt. The First District Appellate Court recently held that where a residential property is deemed by a municipality to be a fire hazard, the property owner has no claim for a violation of his right to due process when he is given the opportunity to challenge that presumption in an administrative proceeding. 
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