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Property & Liability Claims, Safety and Loss Control


This course is part of a five-session hybrid certificate program provides the foundational understanding of risk management practices in the public sector. The Hybrid online course combines self-paced eLearning with a live, virtual instructor-led session. The eLearning will take roughly two hours to complete and needs to be completed prior to your live virtual training.

All public entities will suffer a loss eventually. Insurance usually will pay for losses, but it does not prevent them. This workshop will help public entity practitioners plan for and mitigate losses to their organizations. Participants will learn how to identify and evaluate their agency’s particular loss exposures, while putting into place sound loss control measures. In addition, this workshop will increase participants’ effectiveness in managing first party property and third party liability claims. This includes gaining an understanding of the California Government TortClaims Act and how to navigate the gap between the purpose of the law and its practical application.

You will learn about the California Tort Claims Act and how to navigate its practical application.

Risk Management assistants, workers’ compensation specialists, human resource analysts/assistants and front-line supervisors who are responsible for some aspect of risk management

• Demonstrate an understanding of First Party vs. Third Party Claims

• Increase their understanding of Torts (Intentional Acts, Negligence, and Strict Liability)

• Become familiar with the California’s Government Claims Act and its implications for Risk Management

• Demonstrate an understanding of relevant Claims Investigation activities

• Improve your understanding of litigation management (defense counsel and claims examiners)• Understand Settlement Authority in public entities

• Learn the importance of prevention through safety training, compliance, and CalOSHA adherence

• Explore current trends and management of unique and evolving risks in the public sector