Teddy Award-Winning Employers Showcase Their Successful Strategies

This session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference featured workers’ compensation program concepts from Risk & Insurance’s 2017 Teddy Award winners. The Valley Health System Barbara Schultz, Director, Employee Health and Wellness Establishing Active Shooter Training Valley Health is a regional healthcare system with over 5,000 employees. One of their largest exposures […]

TARGETED VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE: Understand and Prevent

Understanding why attacks occur and how to prevent a catastrophe in your workplace is vital to keeping your workplace safe. At the 2017 CWC and Risk conference experts from Riverside Community College District and County of San Bernardino come together to discuss what an active shooter is and why they do what they do, how […]

Implications of Marijuana Legalization and Opioid Use to the Workplace and the Workers’ Compensation System 

Most do not know that the opioid epidemic, the parallel heroin epidemic and the momentum towards marijuana legalization are all interrelated. In this session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Mark Pew, Senior Vice President at PRIUM, discussed the impact of these drugs on the workers’ compensation system and what the future holds. The […]

Winning Strategies for Workers’ Compensation Risk Management

This session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted program strategies from the three winners of National Underwriter P&C’s 2017 Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award. Nations Roof LLC Neftali Ortiz, Director of Risk Management This roofing contractor has 22 offices throughout the U.S. and has grown by 61% in revenue in just […]

Understanding the Agent’s Role in Claims

Does an agent have a role in the workers’ compensation claim process? Can agents bring value to the table in resolving a benefit dispute? This session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference illustrated how important it is for agents to be engaged before and after a compensable accident. The panel included: Steve Coonrod, Attorney, […]

Developing a Municipal Threat Assessment Program

At the 2017 PRIMA Annual Conference, a session discussed development of a municipal risk assessment program. The speakers were: Dan Hurley – Risk Manager, City of Chesapeake, VA Marilyn Rivers – Director of Risk and Safety, City of Saratoga Springs, NY A threat assessment is designed to determine vulnerabilities of employees to physical harm. Public […]

Managing Risk in the Age of Social Media

What goes online, stays online. Search engines provide more than 7.5 million results each day. Roughly 23 percent of internet use is spent on social networks. Do you understand what this means for the potential impact of a negative social media event? This session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition illustrated how to […]

Managing Workers’ Compensation Risks in the Healthcare Sector

At the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition, this panel of healthcare risk professionals discussed the most-prominent workers’ compensation challenges and solutions facing the industry today. Speakers included:  Rich Reynolds, Manager – Workers’ Compensation, Providence Health & Services Paul Posey, CEO, Ascension Care Management Martin King, Director, Corporate Risk Management, Kaiser Permanente Mark Walls, Vice […]

First Responder Exposure to Violence

Ariel Jenkins, Director of Risk Control, Safety National and Kip Teitsort, President/CEO, DT4EMS LLC conducted a session at RIMS 2017 Annual Conference to discuss emergency medical service personnel and the violence they are exposed. Everyday they are threatened by assault, this attack could come from a violent patient, angry bystander or even an upset family […]

Excellence in Risk Management XIV

This session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition explored the 2017 findings of the joint Marsh/RIMS annual study titled Ready or Not, Disruption is Here. Speakers included:  Brian Elowe, Managing Director, Global Risk Management, Marsh Laura Langone, Senior Director, Risk & Insurance, PayPal, Inc. Carol Fox, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, RIMS Technology is […]

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