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PRIMA offers a variety of member-only resources for risk managers. Check out PRIMA's newly revised Risk Manager's Briefing Kit. With updated information, a new design, and an easy-to-navigate layout — the briefing kit is now available!

The Risk Manager's Briefing Kit provides risk management staff with adaptable tools to educate others about risk management. The kit provides information about key risk management concepts that can be used with a variety of audiences, from employees to elected officials. Check it out today!

Canada, US team on border security
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If natural disasters — or terrorists — disrupt cross-border infrastructure like the power grid, Canada and the United States hope to be able to tackle it together. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the two countries will create a cross-border plan to protect and respond to disruptions to shared critical infrastructure. More

In the safety net
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Jolted awake by the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai, India, the city's police force is modernizing with a vengeance. From building a state-of-the-art control room to procuring bomb disposal robots, they are strengthening the security apparatus. More

Seattle bars could serve after 2 a.m. under mayor's night-life plan
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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn unveiled an 8-point plan Tuesday for improving the safety of Seattle's night-life scene and reducing conflicts between drinking establishments and residents in more urban neighborhoods such as Belltown. The plan includes a call for allowing bars to serve alcohol after 2 a.m. More

Deep trouble at the pools
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The only worse idea than having armed guards at Buffalo, N.Y.'s public swimming pools evidently would be not having them. That seems the only logical conclusion after days of vandalism and mayhem that included a serious injury to a 16-year-old lifeguard. More

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Nevada board again delays action on closing Nevada State Prison over governor's objections
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With Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons dissenting, the Board of Prisons delayed action on a proposal to close Nevada State Prison, meaning it will continue to operate for at least the next several weeks. More

Maine hospitals act to improve safety in emergency room
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Maine hospitals say it's tough enough to concentrate on the health needs of patients who walk through the emergency room doors without doctors and nurses having to worry about their own safety or the safety of other patients. More

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No deal, Oakland, Calif., cops to be laid off
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Eighty Oakland, Calif., police officers lost their jobs when the city and the Oakland police union reached an impasse over pension and layoff language that would have saved the jobs and added $7.8 million into the city's cash-starved budget. More

Santa Cruz City Council in California discusses move to two-tiered retirement system
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Facing $37 million in unfunded pension liability this year — an amount that equals half of general fund revenues — the Santa Cruz City Council in California weighed ideas that would reduce retirement benefits for new employees. Mirroring a discussion under way in other cash-strapped municipalities, the council could consider a new policy to be negotiated with labor groups that would create a two-tiered retirement system. Santa Rosa, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and other cities in California have similarly modified their plans, looking for ways to reduce structural costs as tax revenues slide or stay flat. More

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