Safety and Risk Management

"For every month school is in session, K-12 students are required to receive 45 minutes of arson and fire prevention education."

Our Mission Statement

"To provide safe environments for school personnel and students through school and community partnerships, continued communication with school districts, state and regional agencies and by providing educational awareness programs in health, life and safety"

Safety and Risk Management
Joshua M. Reiss
Safety Risk Officer/Program Coordinator
Phone: 607-286-7715 Ext. 2606
Cell: 607-435-4534
Fax: 607-286-3339

“What is Safety/Risk?”

The Safety and Risk program assists participating districts in areas of life, health and safety issues as well as assisting in understanding, interpreting and complying with federal and state regulations that are applicable to the schools in all areas of safety and risk management. 
605 CoSer Service includes guidance with the following:

NYS Education Department

OSHA and NYS Department Of Labor

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency

NYS Department Of Health

NYS Division of State Police

Bus Safety


We also offer services and training options upon request, as well as Student Safety Training Programs.

The Safety Risk Advisory Committee consists of a variety of school superintendents, school business officials, transportation and buildings and grounds supervisors from participating school districts. The committee meets four times a year.

Our Safety and Risk program is staffed with a full-time Safety Risk Officer who holds NYS Department of Health Asbestos Inspector/ Management Planner certification, New York State Building Codes certification as well as an American Red Cross Instructor for Basic First Aid, AED and CPR for adult, child and infant.

Our contact information below will assist you in reaching us!

Joshua M. Reiss - Safety and Risk Officer / Program Coordinator
Phone 607-435-4534
Carrie Conklin - Safety and Risk Management
Phone 607-286-7715 Ext. 2606
Fax ~ 607-286-3339
Jonathan Magyar - Safety and Risk Management
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