Creating a World-Class Risk & Safety Culture

In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, three seasoned risk management professionals shared their experiences around changing the mindset, and ultimately the culture, of organizations to become safety focused. Speakers included: Dan Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance, Daimler Trucks North America Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management, Rubio’s Restaurants, […]

“Comp Talks” – Three Powerful Sessions in One Hour

“Comp Talks 2016” featured three women in risk management who discussed their formulas for success in developing and maintaining winning risk management programs. The speakers for this 2016 WCI session included: Moderator: Joe Picone, CPCU, AIC, Claim Consulting Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson, Glen Allen, VA Panel: Michele Adams, Vice President, Risk Management Services, Walt […]

Developing an Effective Safety Training Program

The speaker for this 2016 WCI session was Normagene Dmytriw, CPSI, CPLP, Senior Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Broward County Government, Risk Management Safety and Occupational Health Section. This presentation discussed the five critical steps needed for an effective safety training program. Safety training is an investment that when done well, improves the overall safety of […]

Student Travel: Developing a Risk Assessment Tool

Student travel is often conducted without the same administrative controls as other school activities. Pressures from staff, students and parents as well as existing school traditions make oversight difficult. Overnight trips, foreign trips and service-related travel are becoming more popular and thus there is a need to develop a risk assessment protocol to evaluate proposals […]


Root Cause Analysis with Workers’ Compensation Claims

At the 2016 PARMA Conference, Jeff Rush from California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) and DeAnn Wagner from York Risk Services Group discussed how identifying the root cause of the workers’ compensation claims leads to a better approach with loss control measures, increased accountability and improved enactment of safety protocols and policies. Generally, there are […]

Is Your Mobile Workforce Driving Up Your Exposure?

This session at PRIMA 2015 addressed the various risks related to having a mobile workforce and explored strategies for accident prevention. Speakers included Michael Fann, ARM-P, TML Risk Management Pool; Matt McDonough, CSP, Safety National. Due to technological advancements, the workforce is now more mobile than ever, but these devices can be distractions and can […]

Building Value in Risk Management

This session at PRIMA 2015 addressed how to build value in your risk management program, which can result in effective and self-sustaining results in building a strong risk culture and support for your risk management program. The speakers included Jack Flindt, Pinal County and Dean Coughenour, ARM, City of Flagstaff. What is one word used […]

Measuring Risk Control Return on Investment

This session at PRIMA 2015 covered how to identify the concepts of measuring return on investment (ROI) and how to evaluate calculated returns. The session was presented by Ariel Jenkins, CSP, ARM, MBA, ARM-E, Director – Risk Control at Safety National. In risk control, the motto “No news is good news” comes to mind. Many […]


Integrating Employees’ Health & Well-Being to Improve the Bottom Line

The 23rd Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference in Las Vegas kicked off with opening keynote L. Casey Chosewood, M.D., speaking on the serious impact that employees’ existing health problems have on workers’ compensation and disability costs. The Need for Total Worker Health What happens at home and what happens at work are not […]

Technological Interventions to Prevent Loss

This session at the California Workers Comp & Risk Conference in Dana Point outlined projects that have successfully leveraged technology to provide timely, actionable changes that resulted in loss reduction. Panelists included Karen Kridel-Schwabe, Senior Manager Risk Management at The Walt Disney Company, Kurt Leisure, VP Risk Services at The Cheesecake Factory, Robert Dickerson, Senior […]

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