Our Services

  • Assist with planning and implementing new programs with loss control as a key element
  • Listen to employee safety concerns and find solutions
  • Train employees in OSHA/MOSH compliance
  • Coordinate the best quality medical care when employee on-the-job injuries occur
  • Respond to major incidents involving damage to County property
  • Procure insurance and provide advice for insurance related matters
  • Investigate and resolve claims filed against the County by third parties
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Reporting Incidents

To report an incident to Risk Management for investigation, fill out and print the Citizen Incident Report Form below and send it to the Risk Management Office along with any other important information relative to the incident.

NOTE: This form is for use only when damage or injury involves Howard County property, vehicles, or is caused by Howard County employees. See the FAQ section below for more information regarding this form.

FAQ
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I have damage and/or sustained an injury from a Howard County vehicle, property or employee, is there an incident report form that I can fill out?
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Yes. To report an incident to Risk Management for investigation, fill out the Citizen Incident Report Form below and send it to the Risk Management Office along with any other important information relative to the incident.

NOTE: This form is only for reporting damage or injury when it involves damage to you/your property resulting from Howard County property, vehicles, or employees. To report vandalism or other public acts of violence or damage, please click Howard County Police Department below to be redirected to the page where you can file an online police report.

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What other information should I include with my incident report?
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It depends on the nature of the incident. A letter of explanation or the Citizen Incident Report Form with your signature is necessary.

If there is damage from the incident, it is good to include an estimate or invoice of the repair/replacement. Sometimes pictures are helpful to better explain the situation.

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Where do I send my incident report?
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You can fax it to 410-313-6399, email to [email protected] or mail it to: 

Howard County Risk Management Office
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Box 303
Columbia, MD 21046

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How long does it take for the investigation to be completed?
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In general, we ask that you allow at least 2-4 weeks for the investigation. However, more complicated incidents can take more time for review and consideration. We appreciate your patience and will contact you as soon as we have reached a decision.

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My mailbox or other property was damaged by a County snow plow. Who do I report that to?
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  1. Contact the Bureau of Highways to report the damage right away and before repairs are made. Do not wait until after the snow melts.
  2. Read the County's Snow Removal Claims Policy.
  3. If you would like to see about reimbursement for the damage, fill out the Citizen Incident Report Form and send it to the Risk Management Office. Your incident will be reviewed and you will be contacted once we have completed our review.

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