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Beck is new city risk management specialist

Greg Beck is the Dickinson risk management specialist, a newly created city position. Beck started in the role on March 18. The duties of the new position are still "being written." "As a safety professional, it's helping protect the employees of...

Greg Beck, Dickinson Risk Management Specialist
Greg Beck, Dickinson Risk Management Specialist

Greg Beck is the Dickinson risk management specialist, a newly created city position.

Beck started in the role on March 18.

The duties of the new position are still "being written."

"As a safety professional, it's helping protect the employees of the City of Dickinson and making sure we're covered under different areas of risk management," he said. "Insurance issues, dealing with insurance claims, stuff like that."

Risk management is partly a financial position.

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"The other portion of it is making sure proper trainings are put in place for employees in specific areas and making sure those are being carried out, or doing those trainings myself, and making sure it's all documented," he said. "It's basically protecting employees and the city's interests."

Already, Beck is reviewing the city's policies and procedures.

"I'm seeing where they fall short and where we can make changes to make the programs better," he said.

Beck has also been making visits to city projects.

"I've been out to verify that some of the contractors hired for the city are following the city's policies and procedures when they're doing their work," he said. "We had an excavation the other day and I had to go out and verify the guys were properly working in the trench with the proper (personal protective equipment)."

Beck, originally from the Mayville/Portland area, has been a Dickinson resident since 1992.

He has previously worked at SM Fencing & Energy Services and Northern Improvement Co.

"I decided I want to get into something that had better hours, so I could be around for my family," he said.

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Beck appreciates the structure of city government.

"It has about the same amount of employees I was dealing with one-to-one," he said. "Here, I work with the supervisors and then the supervisors are the direct contact to their employees. They can bypass their supervisor if they feel they're not being represented correctly and come directly to me."

He added, "Coming from the oil field, I pretty much had full contact with all of the employees all of the time."

Beck is excited about the new position.

"There's a lot of prospect in this position to go a long ways, helping the employees and the city," he said.

Working with other city management and staff has been great, Beck said.

"The city is really supportive," he said. "All the supervisors have been great, working with them, meeting with them, going over some of their concerns, and trying to implement potential programs that will benefit their employees."

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