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The City of Columbia, Mo.’s money-saving efforts include increasingly concentrated attempts to keep Workers’ Compensation costs down, says Sarah Perry, the city’s risk manager for more than 15 years and a member of NU’s Risk Managers Advisory Board.

Measures undertaken to that end include increased focus on work-zone safety measures for any public employee working on a roadway: police, firefighters, road crews, mowing crews from the parks and recreation department, and utilities workers. “Work-zone safety is [getting] a big push right now,” Perry says.

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