Bernalillo County Risk Management

  • 111 Union Square, S.E. Suite 201, Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States
  • www.bernco.gov

Bernalillo County is the local government entity corresponding to the most populous county in New Mexico.

The Bernalillo County Risk Management Department:
· Identifies risks and exposures due to injury, liabilities and physical losses.
· Procures and maintains insurance coverage for over half a billion dollars worth of taxpayer assets.
· Provides claim management services to control the cost of claims and insurance premiums that affect the financial
  
liabilities of Bernalillo County.
· Reviews contracts and proposals for adequate insurance requirements.
· Reviews Board of County Commissioners agenda items for liability issues.
· Implements loss control and prevention programs for County employees.
· Evaluates County department buildings and programs for loss control concerns
Risk Management is authorized by the Department of Labor to provide OSHA Outreach Training for County employees giving
them the opportunity to earn a 10 hour completion card in Construction or General Industry standards. The staff also provides
OSHA training for regulated topics such as:
· Hazard Standard Communication
· Blood-borne Pathogens
· Forklift Operations
· Lock-Out/Tag-Out
· Respiratory Protection
· Other general topics such as office safety, injury prevention, safety responsibility and more.
Risk Management is an authorized provider of the National Safety Council DDC-4 Defensive Driver Course for County employees.
This allows the Department to review the driver’s license status of each County driver on a monthly basis.
 
The Department administers and enforces safety policies and procedures throughout the County Departments and Facilities. They
provide effort and activities to help reduce and eliminate injuries and losses by promoting safety culture principles such as accountability and employee empowerment for solutions.
 
Through Risk Management Bernalillo County:
· Is a member of the New Mexico Association of Counties self insurance pool for Workers’ Compensation, Multi-Line Coverage,
  and Law Enforcement Liability.
· Maintains financial equity in the three insurance pools; with low claim costs Bernalillo County receives a return of equity in
  the form of cash to the general fund, or as a discount on premium costs for the forthcoming year.
· Holds voting memberships on the NMAC insurance pool boards.