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Risk Management

The Division Goal is to protect the assets of the City from potential loss by purchasing insurance, self-insuring or transferring the risk of loss to others; promote safety and well being for City employees by designing training and educational programs to reduce injuries; respond to all claims filed against the City and limit amount of loss.  

Medical Provider Network:

California law requires the City of Bakersfield to provide and pay for medical treatment if you sustain an injury or illness arising out of and in the course of your employment.  The City has chosen to provide this medical care by using a Workers’ Compensation Physician Network called a Medical Provider Network (MPN).

Risk Management Programs:

Injury & Illness Prevention Program
Program Overview: The City's Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) provides the foundation from which each department designs its safety program to address its unique activities. All safety and health policies and procedures, both Citywide and departmental, are to be carefully observed so that employee accidents and injuries can be eliminated or kept to a minimum.

Hazard Communication Program
Program Overview: The purpose of this program is to protect all City of Bakersfield employees from the harmful effects of exposure to hazardous materials used in the workplace. This program has been developed to comply with Cal-OSHA General Industry Safety order #5194 - Hazard Communication Standard.

Confined Space Entry Program
Program Overview: The purpose of this program is to identify confined spaces, prohibit unauthorized entry, establish procedures for authorized entry and work within confined spaces, and to comply with Cal-OSHA's General Industry Safety Order (GISO) #5157.

For additional information you may contact the Risk Management Division at:

City Of Bakersfield
Risk Management Division
City Hall North
1600 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA  93301

Jena Covey, Risk Manager
(661) 326-3738