Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool, founded in 1974, provides Texas municipalities and various local governments with risk financing and loss prevention services. It has a variety of departments, such as field services, finance and accounting, workers compensation claims and legal services. It educates members about avoiding and reducing risks. The agency controls losses with legal defense and claims handling. It also serves as an expert source of information on risk management for cities, local governments and the Texas Municipal League. It offers workers compensation, liability and property protection to various Texas political subdivisions, including airport authorities, mental health and retardation agencies, and municipal utility districts. Its loss prevention training programs include police emergency driving, excavation and trenching safety, recognizing and preventing sexual harassment and back injury prevention. The agency offers online information about loss prevention training program and registration, newsletter and useful links. It is located in Austin, Texas.