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June is National Safety Month

Summer begins June 21st, but the season and all the opportunities for fun—and heat related hazards—are officially upon us.  We hope you are all in the safety mindset and heat and water safety have been topics both in your homes and workplaces.

If not, it’s not too late!  June is National Safety...Read More

Jun 2017 07 | Posted by liz.smith

Prepare to Sizzle

What was the high temperature in your city yesterday?  If you were anywhere in California, there is a good chance midday temperatures reached well in excess of 80 degrees, which is the temperature at which Cal OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention measures are required to be in place by California...Read More

May 2017 23 | Posted by liz.smith

Mandated Ethics and Harassment Training a Success

GSRMA’s annual offerings of Ethics Training for Local Government & Harassment Prevention are now behind us.  For the second year in a row we are pleased to offer not one but two sessions of this important compliance training to our membership.  We sincerely appreciate all of you who attended and...Read More

May 2017 19 | Posted by liz.smith

Labor Law Posters

The 2017 labor law posters have been shipped! Depending on the address of your district, they will arrive either via FedEx or USPS. If you do not receive your poster in the next week, please contact our Member Services Department at memberservices@gsrma.org or call us at 530-934-5633.

To assist...Read More

Jan 2017 04 | Posted by liz.smith

Important Reminder - OSHA Form 300A Due

It’s that time of year: February 1st marks the deadline for you to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. This is the summary only (300A), not the OSHA 300 Form.

The OSHA Form 300A summary must list the...Read More

Dec 2016 29 | Posted by liz.smith

Important Changes Coming

Federal OSHA has revised requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injury and illness, and the rule is effective January 1, 2017. Under the new rule, some of the recorded information will be submitted to OSHA electronically for posting to the OSHA website. 

All public entities...Read More

Dec 2016 27 | Posted by liz.smith

12th Annual GSRMA Training Conference a Success!

Another wonderful Golden State Risk Management Authority Annual Conference is in the books!  Although we might be a little biased, we think the 12th Annual GSRMA Training Conference was our best event yet.  This year we introduced a new format for the conference.  A second day of training, in the...Read More

Nov 2016 03 | Posted by liz.smith

Loss Prevention Services

Allocating staff time and valuable, limited resources to safety programs and training can be difficult for small districts to justify. That is, until the inevitable day when OSHA comes knocking. When OSHA sits down to discuss safety with staff at your district, the value of your efforts is readily...Read More

Aug 2016 24 | Posted by liz.smith

Have Pokémon Invaded Your District?

Have you noticed a sharp increase of people in your district walking around strangely staring in their phones?  Then you may be the victim of Niantic, Inc.’s latest game, Pokémon Go.  Pokémon Go is similar to the original Pokémon game. You look for the critters called Pokémon, catch them by hitting...Read More

Aug 2016 22 | Posted by liz.smith

Traffic Control and Flagging Training

The GSRMA Loss Prevention Team and the City of Orland Safety Committee are pleased to offer Traffic Control and Flagging training at the Lely Park Recreation Center on September 27, 2016. The training will go from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. and lunch will be provided.

This training is appropriate for public...Read More

Aug 2016 16 | Posted by liz.smith

GSRMA’s 12th Annual Training Conference

GSRMA’s 12th Annual Training Conference

We are holding our 12th annual training conference on October 20th - 21st at Rolling Hills Resort in Corning. Like our previous conferences, great speakers will present relevant subject matter in an entertaining manner. And this year we are expanding the...Read More

Aug 2016 10 | Posted by liz.smith

LPIP Applicants and GSRMA General Membership - Take Note

During the 2015-2016 year, GSRMA was no stranger to change--including adding staff to Member Services and Loss Prevention to continue to provide the best possible service to our ever-growing membership.  As the newest member to the GSRMA Loss Prevention team, I am pleased to announce that the...Read More

Aug 2016 08 | Posted by liz.smith

The “Hazardous Attitudes” of Managing a Small District

By Mark Velasquez, Hunt Jeppson & Griffin, LLP

Before becoming a lawyer I was a flight instructor, and a commercial pilot.  There are some interesting similarities between flight instructing and being a manager or board member of a district.   One of them is in decision making.   One thing flight...Read More

Jun 2016 16 | Posted by liz.smith

Heat Illness

Here we are again, it’s hot.  We have officially moved from ‘use caution’ to ‘use extreme caution’ with regard to the steadily rising, here comes summer temperatures. Prolonged sun exposure and/or physical activity can cause a number of problems for those who are not yet acclimated to the heat...Read More

Jun 2016 01 | Posted by liz.smith

Dividends Announced for Golden State Risk Management Authority Members

On May 11, 2016 the Golden State Risk Management Authority Board of Directors approved a $250,000 dividend for its members.

The availability of funds for a dividend can be directly attributed to lower than anticipated claims costs and the overall positive performance of the pool over the last 10...Read More

May 2016 16 | Posted by liz.smith

Labor Law Posters

Each year GSRMA provides our member agencies with an all-in-one state and federal labor law poster.  This year’s posters shipped in January.  If you have not received your poster, please contact our office. 

Please note, there have been revisions to the Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice that was...Read More

Mar 2016 24 | Posted by liz.smith

Tips for a Meaningful Interactive Process

One of the most challenging aspects of being an employer in California, and one that we are constantly asked about through Golden State Risk Management Authority’s HR Hotline program, is navigating the interactive process to determine whether an injured/ill/disabled employee can be reasonably...Read More

Mar 2016 01 | Posted by liz.smith

Labor Poster Update

UPDATE: The 2016 labor law posters have been shipped! Depending on the address of your district, they will arrive either via FedEx or USPS. If you do not receive your poster in the next week, please contact our Member Services Department at memberservices@gsrma.org or call us at 530-934-5633. Thank...Read More

Jan 2016 21 | Posted by liz.smith

Important Reminder: OSHA 300A Form Due

It’s that time of year: February 1st marks the deadline for you to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. This is the summary only (300A), not the OSHA 300 Form.


The OSHA Form 300A summary must list the...Read More

Jan 2016 15 | Posted by liz.smith

Are You Ready for Flu Season?

According to flu.gov, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu each year, costing employers approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity. The flu season can begin as early as October and last until May. Influenza costs businesses an additional $10.4 billion in...Read More

Jan 2016 14 | Posted by liz.smith

GSRMA Participates in PCA 2015 Annual Conference Activities

Golden State Risk Management Authority participated in the Public Cemetery Alliance’s Annual Conference held on October 23rd, at Rolling Hills Resort in Corning, CA.

Twelve GSRMA staff attended the pre-conference dinner the evening of October 22nd. GSRMA co-sponsored the event with the PCA and...Read More

Nov 2015 16 | Posted by liz.smith

11th Annual Golden State Risk Management Authority Training Conference

By all accounts, the 11th Annual Golden State Risk Management Authority Training Conference was another great success. We held the event on October 22nd, at Rolling Hills Resort in Corning, CA. The 123 people that attended the conference represented 51 of our member agency districts. Based on...Read More

Nov 2015 13 | Posted by liz.smith

We Work for California Public Cemeteries

Golden State Risk Management Authority (GSRMA) is unique in California risk pools. Currently serving 121 cemetery districts across the State of California, we are proud to provide them, and all of our members, not just competitive insurance rates, but a solid, respected risk sharing pool, a variety...Read More

Nov 2015 02 | Posted by liz.smith

Over $255,000 Awarded to GSRMA Members

At the May 13, 2015 Board Meeting, the GSRMA Board of Directors approved the 2014/15 Loss Prevention Incentive Program (LPIP) Awards. The LPIP was created to provide GSRMA members with an incentive to develop, implement and maintain safety and loss prevention programs. The development of safety and...Read More

Jun 2015 09 | Posted by naomi.whatley

CAL OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) e-tool

Employers in California are required to have an effective written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). The benefits of an effective IIPP include improved workplace safety and health, better morale, increased productivity, and reduced costs of doing business. Whether you need to develop a...Read More

Apr 2015 16 | Posted by naomi.whatley

TargetSolutions Training Program Changes

As users of TargetSolutions, our online training program, we wanted to notify you of some upcoming changes to the training platform.  The majority of the changes will occur on the back end of the program, and should have very little impact on your usage.  The main change you may experience is in...Read More

Jan 2015 30 | Posted by naomi.whatley

LPIP Letter of Intent requirements

For those of you that plan on applying for GSRMA’s Loss Prevention Incentive Program this year, this is just a quick reminder that the first deadline to apply is quickly approaching.  Those who plan on applying are required to submit a Letter of Intent to Apply for the LPIP by the first Monday in...Read More

Nov 2014 18 | Posted by naomi.whatley

Heat Illness Prevention Resources

Heat Illness Prevention Resources

Despite the temperature indicated by your thermometer, it is time to get started on preparing your staff for the coming scorching summer temperatures.  Heat illness is a potentially life threatening, progressive illness that is preventable if the proper...Read More

May 2014 27 | Posted by naomi.whatley