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Self-Insured Duties for Safety, Health & Loss Prevention - Policy

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Risk Management, Portland, OR

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Policy No:  RMLP 20

Date: 07/11/2014

Prepared by:  Loss Prevention Team




The City of Portland is self-insured for Workers’ Compensation coverage.  The Office of Management and Finance (OMF) Risk Management (City Risk) manages the self-insurance program and fund. The City maintains loss control services under Oregon statute and rule. The City complies with Oregon standards related to self-insured rules.


The purpose of this policy is to provide information about the City’s self-insured program and loss control services.

Policy Statement

The City of Portland takes measures to comply with rules related to self-insured entities. This is done through conducting self-insured reviews and providing loss control services.


The Self-Insured program applies City-wide. This policy describes program elements, tasks, and how to access program services.

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Authority and Compliance

Authority is provided under: 

  • City Code 3.54.020, F: Office of Management and Finance, Bureau of Internal Business Services, Risk Management Division
  • Oregon Administrative Rules, Chapter 437, Division 1, Rules for the Administration of Loss Prevention Activities by Insurers/Self-Insured Employers – General Requirements 437-001-1005 through 437-001-1020

In compliance with: 

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City Risk

  • Respond within the required time for the hazard present and provide Loss Prevention assistance when requested by Bureau’s or City workplaces
  • Support and assist Bureau’s and workplace locations to establish and implement a written Occupational Health & Safety Loss Prevention Program
  • Support and assist Bureau’s and workplace locations in developing and implementing Loss Prevention Effort, including performing evaluations and audits 

Bureaus & Work Locations 

  • Request Loss Prevention Assistance from City Risk for Loss Prevention services and services for hazards as needed
  • Inform managers and workplace locations of the availability and process for requesting Loss Prevention Assistance
  • Establish and implement a written Occupational Health & Safety Loss Prevention program
  • Enforce all requirements of the written Loss Prevention program for both management and hourly personnel
  • Implement a Loss Prevention Effort for each of its locations that identifies and controls all reasonably discoverable occupational safety and health hazards not in compliance with OR-OSHA Safety & Health Regulations 


  • Be accountable to follow all requirements of the written Loss Prevention program  
  • Be involved in health and safety elements of the loss prevention efforts
  • Report all hazardous conditions and/or safety concerns immediately to their supervisor

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References and Resources

Related City programs and policies include the following:

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