Safety & Risk

Safety First!
Safety and Risk Management, a division of the Human Resources Department, has the responsibility of ensuring that City of Brownsville employees work in a safe and healthful environment. It is Management’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the Texas Worker’s Compensation Commission’s (TWCC) rules and regulations, the laws of the State of Texas, and all other applicable federal regulations.

Our Mission
To maintain a safe and healthful working environment by training employees to be proactive in the identification and elimination of workplace hazards, and to provide employees with top quality customer service with courtesy and concern.

What We Do
We maintain data regarding employee enrollment in group health and dental insurance. We also file and maintain all workers’ compensation claims. We also plan, conduct, and execute all mandatory safety trainings on an annual basis for City employees. Safety and Risk Management staff receives and process all claims made against the City and recovers losses caused by other parties. We also keep the City fleet properly insured and conduct annual driver records checks with the Department of Public Safety for all assigned drivers. Safety and insurance are both components of a Risk Management Program. Management requires a coordinated, disciplined approach to eliminate or control risks.

Safety
Safety & Risk Management conducts internal complaints in regards to safety issues. We also conduct accident/injury investigations, and conduct facility inspections to detect unsafe working conditions on a regular basis. Management also schedules, organizes, and executes monthly safety meetings given by the Assistant HR Director/Safety Officer and attended by all Additional Duty Safety Officers (ADSO). Each City department has appointed a specific employee to be an ADSO. The ADSO has the responsibility of reporting unsafe working conditions and receiving and submitting occupational injury reports as well as property damages. The ADSO also assists in keeping a safe and healthful work environment.