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Monday, October 12 • 10:20am - 11:35am
Premise Liability - Slip or Trip & Fall Investigations and Evaluations

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This session is designed to provide the participants with a working knowledge of the basic principles of a premises liability – i.e. slip or trip and fall. The instructor will cover various codes and industry standards in use today to evaluate a slip or trip and fall incidents. The presentation will use examples of past projects at the University of Texas System to illustrate how an alleged slip or trip and fall incident is investigated as well as the possible outcomes. There will also be live demonstrations of the equipment used to measure the slip resistance of walking surfaces.

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will have a better understanding of how to investigate or evaluate slip or trip and falls at their campus.
 They will also learn of the equipment used that can assist them from a risk management standpoint to determine if they have a construction, maintenance or human error scenario at play with the location of the incident and how to mitigate.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas L. Parco

Thomas L. Parco

Western Region Property Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
As a 1990 graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a BA in architecture, Thomas Parco is a registered professional architect in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Hawaii and Georgia with experience in architectural design, project management and construction documentation. | | His experience includes property condition assessments, construction defect analysis representing subcontractors and... Read More →
avatar for John Santos

John Santos

Claims Coordinator, University of Texas System
Mr. Santos is the claims coordinator for the office of risk management at The University of Texas System Administration. He is primarily responsible for providing claims preparation guidelines and assist the institutions with claim submissions, including inspections, measurements, documentation, evaluation, and guidance and direction on claims involving property damage and business interruption, workers' compensation, general liability... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 10:20am - 11:35am
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis