Risk and Insurance Division Classes

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
10:15 am
Using Data to Drive Improvements in EH&S Performance (Basic) Jennifer Meier, Global EH&S Director, Varroc Lighting Systems.

Collecting, analyzing, and managing EH&S data is critical for success. In addition to helping create sustainable practices, an integrated EH&S management system allows companies of all sizes to guide organizational decision making, improve employee morale, and cut costs. When used in conjunction with employee-driven project work, the EH&S data can help companies make improvements more effectively.

11:30 am
Safety Leadership for Managers and Executives (Intermediate) Dr. John Austin, Reaching Results.

Based on his knowledge of the science of behavior and his 25 years’ experience in teaching leaders like you, Dr. Austin will engage you in a lecture and discussion about the impact of leader behaviors on safety outcomes in your organization. If you bring your biggest safety challenges and questions, Dr. Austin will give you some ideas for evidence-based approaches to addressing them.

1:45 pm
Controlling Insurance Costs for the Safety Professional (Intermediate)  Kevin Boonie, CRM, CAWC, Lighthouse Group.

The Safety Professional plays a significant role in helping to reduce insurance costs. This presentation will explore steps to make your company more attractive to insurance carriers and fight the hardening insurance market. We will discuss specific steps you can take to prepare for your next insurance renewal.

3:15 pm
How Workforce Wearable Data is Impacting Worker Safety Today (Intermediate) Tom West, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director, Strategic Relations, MākuSafe.

As the world around us becomes more and more connected and data-driven, companies have the potential to harness valuable information to benefit their businesses and workers. This session will discuss how wearable safety technology, machine learning, AI and cloud computing are helping safety leaders gain valuable insight into understanding workplace risks, keeping workers safe, and mitigating hazards before incidents and claims occur. Case studies from deployments of wearables in a variety of industrial environments will be examined and examples provided of how the data gathered from wearables has led to:  work changes and process improvements, environmental hazards detected, uncovering harmful human motion, and positively impacting safety culture while respecting employee privacy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
9:00 am
Creating a Positive Safety Culture (Basic)  Chris Brennan, Owner, Dreamloud Digital Media.

Creating a positive safety culture is important to establish an environment where employees are empowered to make safe decisions within the workplace. In this session, you will learn from real – life workplace examples that have already been implemented and have proven to produce a positive safety culture within a workplace. At the end of the class, you will be able to create a plan for your workplace on how to implement a positive safety culture within your safety program.

10:15 am
The Aging Workforce – Challenges and Opportunities for Industry (Intermediate)  James McGlothlin, M.P.H., Ph.D., C.P.E., FAIHA, McGlothlin Ergonomics, LLC.

Some call it the “Silver Tsunami,” as the median age of the U.S. workforce is at unprecedented levels since the passage of the Social Security Act of 1935. By 2021, one in four workers in the U.S. will be 55 years and over. This presentation will focus on occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities related to human factors and ergonomics challenges facing the aging worker, including dulling of the senses such as poorer eyesight, hearing loss and decreases in physical strength and stamina. On the other hand, this presentation will discuss how industry benefits from experienced and seasoned workers from the workers’ strong work ethic, on time work attendance, reliability, and pride in craftsmanship. Industry is well aware of this “two-edged sword” and the more progressive companies who can accommodate the challenges of the aging worker benefit from their performance. Those attending this presentation will be more informed about the challenges and opportunities facing the aging worker in America.

11:30 am (Co-sponsored by the MIOSHA CET Division)
Safety Pays – Saving Money Through Safety Management (Intermediate) Christopher DeRuiter, Accident Fund Loss Control Consultant and Bryan Renaud, MIOSHA Senior Construction Safety Consultant.

How developing and maintaining a culture of employee safety can save employers money through reductions in workers compensation costs and improved productivity & morale.

 1:45 pm
The Thinking Behind Risk Control:  What’s My Purpose? (Intermediate)  Paul Bragenzer, Acrisure, LLC.

Companies that have world-class risk control results always emphasize their safety culture / purpose. Research has shown that a company’s culture is always the best predictor of safety performance.  Understanding how people typically “think” about safety and how to impact that thinking thru identification of safety purpose helps leaders effectively create a proactive culture that draws people into safe behavior instead of attempting to push them to comply with safely.

3:15 pm
How Workforce Wearable Data is Impacting Worker Safety Today (Intermediate) Tom West, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director, Strategic Relations, MākuSafe.

As the world around us becomes more and more connected and data-driven, companies have the potential to harness valuable information to benefit their businesses and workers. This session will discuss how wearable safety technology, machine learning, AI and cloud computing are helping safety leaders gain valuable insight into understanding workplace risks, keeping workers safe, and mitigating hazards before incidents and claims occur. Case studies from deployments of wearables in a variety of industrial environments will be examined and examples provided of how the data gathered from wearables has led to:  work changes and process improvements, environmental hazards detected, uncovering harmful human motion, and positively impacting safety culture while respecting employee privacy.

  • Chair: Steve Vander Hill, The Cinncinnati Insurance Company
  • Division:  Kellie Anderson, CPCU, ARM, AIM, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
  • Kevin Boonie, CRM, CAWC, The Lighthouse Group
  • Gary Boyer, CSP, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
  • Rick DeLeau, MSB, MM, CAWC, BHS Insurance
  • David Dernbach, Middle Cities Risk Management Services/Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Services
  • Paul Hascher, CSP, Frankenmuth Insurance
  • Linda Hudson, CSP, FCCI Insurance Group
  • Eric Krieger, CSP, MBA, HNI Risk Services
  • Pat Peters, CSP, ARM, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
  • Karen Satterfield, CSP, Citizens Insurance Company
  • Thomas Schlubatis, CSP, SECURA Insurance
  • Bob Schneider, Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Eric Waldelich, CompOne Administrators
Future Meeting Dates

April 13-14, 2021, Virtual Conference
April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI
April 18-19, 2023, Grand Rapids, MI
April 16-17, 2024, Grand Rapids, MI

 

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