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1 1 The Role of Loss Control in Risk Management Doug Iwanaga, M.S., CIH Loss Control Specialist Loss Control and Prevention Unit Risk Management Branch Chief Executive Office (213)

2 2 Introduction Risk Management Branch Chief Executive Office MISSION STATEMEMT To closely work with departments to evaluate significant Countywide risks, hazards, and exposures; develop and implement risk management methodologies to fund, minimize, or eliminate loss; and, advise the Board of Supervisors and departments of risk control strategies to mitigate unanticipated financial losses.

3 3 Introduction

4 4 History of Loss Control and Prevention Program Created in 1969 as Environmental Health Services when County became self-insured. Consulted with departments on general health and safety issues Cal/OSHA compliance

5 5 History of Loss Control and Prevention Program Risk Management Branch created in 2002 County Risk Manager – Rocky Armfield Change in name and LCP mission

6 6 Current LCP Program Two operational areas: Risk Management Health and Safety

7 7 Operational Areas Risk Management Develop Risk and Needs Assessments Analyze workers’ compensation (GenIRIS) and liability (RMIS) data Verify completion of Corrective Action Plans Identify cost drivers Support department risk reduction and risk management efforts

8 8 Overview of Risk Costs Claim TypeFY FY FY Workers' Compensation$279,991,751$285,055,563$288,377,294 Labor Code 4850 and Salary Continuation $43,007,829$39,899,699$49,687,965 Vehicle Liability$10,064,256$10,786,064$12,011,381 General Liability$52,009,616$56,453,775$65,672,955 Medical Malpractice$22,269,935$18,311,523$25,439,685 Total$407,343,387$410,506,624$441,189,280 County of Los Angeles Total Cost Paid – All Claims FY through FY

9 9 Overview of Risk Costs County of Los Angeles Percentage of Total Cost Paid by Claim Type FY

10 10 Overview of Risk Costs Claim TypeFY FY FY Workers' Compensation10,01910,59310,572 Vehicle Liability8911,0161,032 General Liability2,9723,9043,299 Medical Malpractice Total14,16115,84815,188 County of Los Angeles Total Number of Claims Filed by Claim Type FY through FY

11 11 Overview of Risk Costs County of Los Angeles Total Number of Claims Filed by Claim Type FY through FY

12 12 Operational Areas Health and Safety Cal/OSHA compliance assistance Evaluations of health and safety concerns Safety and health training Cal/OSHA Recordkeeping training Joint Labor/Management Committee on Office Ergonomics

13 13 Bridging the Gap Exchange of information between safety and RTW Accident investigations Trend analysis Workers’ comp claim reviews 5020s Cal/OSHA Form 300 Medical restrictions

14 14 Current risk management initiatives Department head MAPP goals LERC – Legal Exposure Reduction Committee RECAP – Risk Exposure Cost Avoidance Plan

15 15 LCP Resources Loss Control and Prevention Program Steve NyBlom, Manager, (213) Donna Stine, Secretary, (213) Doug Iwanaga, (213) Roberto Chavez, (213) Maria Hoyos-Moya, (213) Gev Kazanchyan, (213) Lily Hang, (213) Robert Wong, (213)

16 16 LCP Resources Workers’ Compensation Alex Rossi, Manager, (213) Corrective Action Plans (CAPs)/Summary Corrective Action Plans (SCAPs) John Sterritt, Risk Management Inspector General (213) Insurance Delta Uyenoyama, Manager, (213) Liability Claims Karen Givens, Claims Management, (213)

17 17 LCP Resources Risk Management intranet website: Cal/OSHA website: Cal-OSHA Reporter:

18 18 Questions? Comments?


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