In April of 2015, Benton Utilities hired a Risk Manager. He is responsible for establishing an aggressive Risk Management Program. His responsibilities include identifying, analyzing, assessing, controlling, and avoiding, minimizing, or eliminating unacceptable risks.
The Risk Manager will also conduct Safety Meetings periodically to make sure all employees are familiar with requirements regarding safety gear and are prepared for risks due to weather or other things.
Since starting his tenure here, he has visited all departments and many job sites identifying potential risks, set new personal protection equipment standards for all employees, hosted his first safety meeting and organized a Safety Committee which includes employees from each department, they will coordinate with Mr. Wilson to make sure each departments needs are adequately met.
While he works with each department head and all utilities employees, he works under the direction of Benton Utilities General Manager.