Notes of Importance
Cyber Security News
The Diocese of Trenton has engaged a Cyber Security Management provider to assist in the deployment of Carbon Black CB Defense end point agent software in combination with active threat monitoring and mitigation at all Diocesan churches, schools, cemeteries, organizations and ministries. Work has already begun with full deployment at the Chancery. Diocesan entities who participate in the deployment will lower their deductible exposure in the event of a cyber breach by 98%. Anthony DeLorenzo, Director of Computer Services, and the Office of Risk Management will oversee the rollout over the next 3 months. Questions? Contact Anthony at 609-403-7166 or
School Sports –Head Injuries
The New Jersey Senate passed Bill S2348 on February 13, 2017 extending the current law regarding the Student Athlete Head Injury Safety Program, covering interscholastic sports programs of public and non-public schools, to Intramural sports programs. In addition, the coaches of intramural sports programs must complete the same safety training program mandated for interscholastic sports coaches implementation in the 2011- 2012 school year. The Assembly companion bill (A3799) awaits a vote.
Infra-red Thermographic Inspections for Electrical System
The Thermographic Inspection of electrical systems at all parishes and schools will resume in April/May of 2018. Any parish or school that has not been inspected in the last three years will be inspected next spring and summer. In order to manage the cost of inspections by minimizing travel time, the inspections are grouped geographically. A letter will be sent to the pastor approximately one month before the inspection providing the date and approximate time. A person familiar with the location of all electrical service panels, transformers, switches and HVAC equipment must be available to assist as this will reduce the cost of the inspection. It is also suggested, but not required, that the parish electrician participate in order to observe, and if possible resolve, issues as they are discovered.
Insurance and Site License Agreements for the Knights of Columbus Councils and St Vincent DePaul Conferences that Utilize Parish Buildings
Knights of Columbus Councils and St Vincent DePaul Conferences that utilize parish properties for meetings, events or other purposes must provide the host parish and Diocese with a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the Parish, Pastor, Diocese of Trenton and Bishop David M O’Connell CM as additional insured on their liability insurance policy (primary noncontributory coverage with a waiver of subrogation).
When the certificate of coverage is received please have the Parish Business Manager contact the Diocesan Office of Risk Management to obtain a License Agreement that conforms to Diocesan policy for execution with the Council or Conference.
Testing for Lead in Drinking Water at Diocesan Schools
A testing program is underway to sample all sources of drinking and cooking water in schools of the Diocese of Trenton. The NJ Department of Education has issued a new rule for testing in all public schools. The Diocese, acting in the best interests of all of our students, has implemented a testing program in compliance with the guidelines issued by the NJDOE.