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Chapter 3.54 Loss Control and Prevention

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(Chapter added by Ordinance No. 156028, effective May 31, 1984.)

3.54.010 Definitions.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 158966, effective October 6, 1986.) Unless the context indicates otherwise, words used in this Chapter shall have the following meanings:

A. "Bureau" means any City bureau, office, commission, or committee.

B. "Committee" means the Loss Control Advisory Committee, consisting of the Risk Manager as Chairperson, the Mayor and each Commissioner, the City Auditor, the City Attorney, the Director of the Office of Fiscal Administration, and the Personnel Director, or their designees.

C. "Loss Control Program" and "Program" mean a Citywide program consisting the loss control components of the City’s bureaus. "Loss control component" and "component" mean the written rules, regulations, and plan developed by each bureau and reviewed by the Committee, providing for both procedural and physical risk identification, measurement, and control in the bureau’s activities. Components may address any methods for loss prevention and control, including without limitation, accident reporting, accident review, hearing conservation, eye safety, respiratory protection, vehicular safety, industrial injuries and return to work, personal protective equipment, volunteer coverage, property loss management, and tort early warning.

3.54.020 OMF Risk Management Division Responsibility and Authority.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 158966 and 181483, effective January 18, 2008.)  The OMF Risk Management  Division shall have the following responsibility and authority in the area of City loss control and prevention:

A.   Develop guidelines, instructions, and a model plan to assist bureaus in developing loss prevention and control components;

B.   On final review by the Committee of components submitted by the bureaus, file the City-wide program with the City Auditor and issue the program for implementation by affected bureaus;

C.   Advise and assist affected bureaus in the implementation of components or parts thereof;

D.  Monitor the effectiveness of components, and collect, analyze, and report annually to the Committee and City Council data showing the status of the components and the performance of bureaus implementing the components.

3.54.030 Bureau Responsibility and Authority.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 158966 and 181483, effective January 18, 2008.)  Each City bureau shall have the following responsibility and authority:

A.   Develop a written loss control component which shall include detailed and specific objectives, methods, and techniques for preventing injuries, illnesses, and other events leading to workers' compensation, liability, and property loss claims;

B.  Include in the component specific performance objectives to permit monitoring and reporting on the Bureau's performance in reducing claims;

C.   Submit the proposed component to the Committee for review;

D.   On completion of review by the Committee and approval by the OMF Risk Management Division, implement the component;

E.  Annually review its component, make any appropriate revisions, and submit any revisions of the component to the Committee for its review.

3.54.040 Loss Control and Prevention Advisory Committee - Responsibility and Authority.

(Added by Ordinance Nos. 158966 and 181483, effective January 18, 2008.)  The Loss Control and Prevention Advisory Committee shall have the following responsibility and authority:

A.  In conjunction with bureau managers, develop and propose for approval by the City Council goals for each bureau or appropriate groups of bureaus for the frequency and severity of workers' compensation and liability losses.

B.  Obtain from each bureau its proposed written loss control component;

C.  Review each component to ensure that it is appropriate, adequate, thorough, and consistent with components developed by other bureaus;

D.  Suggest revisions, if appropriate, and return the component to the bureau for consideration or revisions;

E.   Upon final review of components, provide them to the OMF Risk Management Division for approval and implementation by bureaus