MERMA LOSS CONTROL SERVICES

Monterey Educational Risk Management Authority (MERMA) - Claims Administration is committed to helping fulfill the MERMA mission:

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"to protect the human resources and financial assets of our member districts in order to support the future of public education."

MERMA provides loss control consultation services to all members. In order to develop an effective service plan, there are several elements that have been developed to assist member districts:

Safety Program Consultation Services:
A workplace survey, including discussions with management, and, where appropriate, non-management personnel with permission of the member; review of injury records with appropriate personnel; and development of a plan to improve the member’s health and safety loss control experience, that shall include, where appropriate, recommendations to modify the member’s Title 8 Section 3203 Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).

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Additional services provided to MERMA members include:

Ergonomic Evaluations:
Workstation evaluations may be conducted as part of the administration of a claim or as part of a District injury prevention plan. The process to request an injury prevention ergonomic evaluation is as follows:

Click here to access MERMA’s Ergonomic Evaluation Request Form:

1.     District’s designated Ergonomics Coordinator completes the Ergonomic Request Form and submits it to MERMA’s Loss Control
Manager at mcsandoval@merma.org.

2.     Loss Control Manager e-mails employee that requested the ergonomic evaluation offering several dates for an ergonomic evaluation. (Note: Employee’s supervisor and the District’s Ergonomic Coordinator will be copied on all communication made to the employee.)

3.      Once the Loss Control Manager and employee agree to a date and time, the Loss Control Manager sends a meeting invite. (Note: Employee’s supervisor and the District’s Ergonomic Coordinator will be included in the invite.)

4.     Within 10 working days after the ergonomic evaluation, the Loss Control Manager will write an ergonomic evaluation report and submit it to the District’s Ergonomic Coordinator for internal distribution.

Note: Follow up ergonomic evaluations will follow the same ergonomic evaluation request process listed above.

Working from home?  Click here to access the Job Safety Analysis with instructions on how to set up your workstation at home, stretches and other helpful tips.

 Sample Policies and Training Topics:

Loss Control Services assists members by providing policy templates that contain the necessary elements to comply with specific Cal-OSHA standards.

Click here to obtain a list of 5-Minute Safety Training Topics, Facilitator Safety Training Topics, and Policy and Procedure Safety Program Templates

MERMA In-Service Training Services:
In-service training by MERMA Loss Control Services may be offered on safety related topics. Referral to qualified training resources can be provided where training is not available from MERMA.

Safety Improvement Program:
MERMA Loss Control Services provides a matching funds allocation to each member district on dollar for dollar basis to improve safety conditions or provide safety equipment.

Member districts are encouraged to contact Loss Control Services regarding any of the information listed here or for assistance with any injury prevention or safety topic.

MERMA provides loss control consultation services to all members. In order to develop an effective service plan, there are several elements that have been developed to assist member districts:

Safety Program Consultation Services:
A workplace survey, including discussions with management, and, where appropriate, non-management personnel with permission of the member; review of injury records with appropriate personnel; and development of a plan to improve the member’s health and safety loss control experience, that shall include, where appropriate, recommendations to modify the member’s Title 8 Section 3203 Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).

Additional services provided to MERMA members include:

Ergonomic Evaluations:
Workstation evaluations may be conducted as part of the administration of a claim or as part of a District injury prevention plan.

Sample Policies and Training Topics:
Loss Control Services assists members by providing policy templates that contain the necessary elements to comply with specific Cal-OSHA standards.

Click here to obtain a list of 5-Minute Safety Training Topics,
Facilitator Safety Training Topics, and
Policy and Procedure Safety Program Templates

MERMA In-Service Training Services:
In-service training by MERMA Loss Control Services may be offered on safety related topics. Referral to qualified training resources can be provided where training is not available from MERMA.

Safety Improvement Program:
MERMA Loss Control Services provides a matching funds allocation to each member district on dollar for dollar basis to improve safety conditions or provide safety equipment.

Member districts are encouraged to contact Loss Control Services regarding any of the information listed here or for assistance with any injury prevention or safety topic.