City of Fort Worth
Athletic Trainers Program

The City of Fort Worth partnered with Baylor Scott & White Institute of Rehabilitation in 2016 to embed athletic trainers within high-risk departments. Today, three athletic trainers are on site full time with the Fire Department, Police Department, and Water Department. Athletic Trainers with the City of Fort Worth work closely with Risk Management and safety teams to provide individual and population-wide risk reduction interventions. Athletic Trainers with the City of Fort Worth assist an average of 175 different employees per month and more than 2,000 employees annually. When assessing program value objectively, they compare the average cost of a musculoskeletal workers’ compensation claim resolved with first aid to the cost of the Athletic Trainers Program. They average more than 500% ROI with an estimated $1.5M in savings annually. The City of Fort Worth’s Athletic Trainers Program is unique in that very few municipalities across the nation utilize this type of program in Risk Management. However, the program can be easily duplicated with the same success.

City of Houston
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Safety Management Program

The City of Houston, public venues, major events, government agencies, other industries, and more face risks from Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) hazards and threats at all levels impacting employees and the public. The City of Houston Human Resources, Risk Management Division developed and implemented a CBRNE Safety Management Program to train and increase awareness of employees and partners. This required partnerships and coordination with internal departments and twenty external agencies including US Public Health Service, SETRAC, Harris County, FEMA, Army National Guard, FBI, Public Health Preparedness Council, and more. CBRNE safety planning is provided to more than 100 external businesses like NRG Park (Houston Texans), Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros), Houston Rodeo, Hobby Center, George R Brown Convention Center (including major conventions, events, and more), the Wings Over Houston Air Show, and more who would otherwise seek other resources for this training. The CBRNE Safety protocols enabled the Mayor’s Office for Special Events Department to permit safe events bringing in millions in revenue for Houston’s economy between 2020-2023. Resulting in only six airborne-transmitted disease exposure claims for the entire Houston Health Department despite daily high-risk pandemic response operations. And only seven needlestick and sharps incidents city wide between 2020 - 2023 despite over 1.5M shots administered and daily clinical operations.

City of Irving
Certified Mother Friendly Workplace

The Pump Act for nursing mothers was enacted in Texas in 2015. This Act extends the right to receive break time and a private space to pump at work to nearly all employees.

The City of Irving wanted to not only abide by this Act but take extra steps to go above and beyond. Irving now has six mother rooms across the city. Each of these rooms is painted using calming colors and includes antimicrobial furniture, a white noise machine, a sink with hot water, storage space for equipment and a small refrigerator to store milk. In addition, the Human Resources Department provides a gift to all new parents and includes a brochure on FMLA, city benefits, maternity benefits and other resources for new parents. This initiative allows new moms to come back to work sooner and gives them a safe, private, calming place to pump and store milk without worry. The City of Irving is proud to be a Certified Mother Friendly Workplace.