Public Risk Magazine Article Features Results of the 2017 Public Entity Employee Safety & Loss Control Survey Article


Now more than ever, the best strategy for public entities to address workers' compensation costs is a holistic approach to prevent claims from occurring in the first place with loss control strategies. Given the importance of preventing workers' compensation claims, PRIMA and PMA Companies co-sponsored the Public Entity Employee Safety & Loss Control Survey 2017 to examine safety-related risk management and loss control conditions and practices among public entities. The intent of the survey is to benefit public entity risk managers by poviding them with credible, relevant information that enables them to:

  • Benchmark their safety/loss prevention program with those of their public entity peers
  • Gain a more in-depth understanding of the key challenges faced by their peers
  • Discover effective safety and loss prevention strategies

The questionnaire was fielded and tabulated by an independent survey research firm. Qualified individuals who oversee safety programs for PRIMA member public entities were invited to take part. The survey generated a 26 percent response rate, above industry standards for surveys of this type. Survey respondents represent public entities in 39 states.

Frank X. Altiere III, President, PMA Management Corp.

Frank Altiere is the President of PMA Management Corp. Prior to assuming his current position in January 1999, Mr. Altiere has held various positions since beginning his career with PMA, including Risk Control Representative, Account Executive, District Manager, Branch Manager, Vice President, and Regional Vice President.