Jan
10
9:00 AM09:00

Establishing your Risk Management Program for 2018

How do you reduce risk and subsequently reduce your Workers’ Compensation costs? Join us as we discuss how to develop a strategic plan that will help keep you in control of reducing your company’s risk and cost.

What you will learn:

  • How to mitigate company risk and control your Xmod
  • How to comply with Cal-OSHA standards
  • Case study on the impact of not being compliant
  • Tools, programs and metrics that will help you set and measure annual goals

Speaker:  Anthony Poston, ARM, AIM / CEO, ESM Solutions

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Feb
14
9:00 AM09:00

OSHA’s Here, Now What? + Completing Your OSHA 300

Ah-oh! OSHA’s at the front desk. What do we do? If not properly prepared (or in compliance), an unexpected OSHA visit can be costly and stressful. Join us as we outline steps you can take to avoid a Cal-OSHA inspection as well as how to manage one should it occur. 

What you will learn. 

  • Preparing for an unexpected OSHA visit
  • Cal-OSHA’s High Hazard Employer Program
  • Responding to an OSHA letter
  • Completing your OSHA 300 log. Tips and Tactics
  • Ensuring you are compliant with your primary exposures

Speaker: Anthony Poston, ARM, AIM / CEO, ESM Solutions

 

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Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Return to Work 1: Establishing Your Program

What is an employer’s most controllable factor following a work injury? Managing the recovery from injury through a written RTW program. Join us as we discuss effective ways to reduce claim costs while maintaining a productive work force.

What you will learn:

  • How and Why to formalize your existing RTW practices
  • Who to include and how to build an effective RTW team
  • Sample elements of a program to make it your own
  • How to roll-it-out for the greatest impact

Speaker:  Sharon Poston, ARM / President, ESM Solutions

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Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

Return to Work 2: The Interactive Process & Overlapping

If you have 5 or more employees, you are subject to the California Leave Laws of FEHA that mandate that an employer provide a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability AND that they engage in an Interactive Process. What does that mean and how can an employer comply and avoid the potential for substantial penalties? Join us as we discuss how to ensure compliance while managing and reducing the cost of the Workers’ Compensation claim.

What you will learn:

  • 6 Steps of the Interactive Process
  • Avoiding penalties in Workers’ Comp and FEHA/ADA
  • Complying with State and Federal Leave Laws
  • How to encourage participation of the RTW team

Speaker:  Sharon Poston, ARM / President, ESM Solutions

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May
9
9:00 AM09:00

Return to Work 3: Creating & Managing Modified Duties

How do you implement your RTW policies and procedures in real life situations? What if the doctor is not cooperating, or the employee does not respond? What options does an employer have? Join us as we discuss strategies to mitigate these issues.

What you will learn:

  • How, When and What you need to consider for job accommodation
  • How to create TADS: Temporary Alternative Duties
  • What is a “reasonable accommodation”?
  • How to engage the key stakeholders of the RTW team
  • Benefits of an off-site non-profit option for modified work

Speaker:  Sharon Poston, ARM / President, ESM Solutions

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Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Complying With Your Heat Illness Prevention Plan

The heat is here! As the temperature intensifies, the potential for heat related illnesses rises dramatically. Heat illnesses are serious and it is important that you properly train and remain vigilant over your employees, especially during high-heat days.

What you will learn:

  • Recognizing the hazards and symptoms of working in the heat
  • What environmental and personal risk factors to be aware of
  • How to comply with Cal-OSHA’s Heat Illness standard (changes as of 2015) www.dir.ca.gov/title8/3395.html
  • What precautions to take to avoid heat stress

All attendees will receive a Heat Illness Prevention Program kit (HIPP KIT)

Speaker:  Anthony Poston, ARM, AIM / CEO, ESM Solutions

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Webinar: Building a Successful Return To Work Program
Sep
6
9:00 AM09:00

Webinar: Building a Successful Return To Work Program

Return To Work (RTW) programs are designed to help employees remain a productive member of your workforce without impeding their recovery or risking additional injury. Having an effective RTW program helps reduce Workers’ Compensation costs, control Experience Modification Rate (X-Mod), facilitate the injured worker’s recovery, and increase potential for a positive resolution of the claim. Join us as we review how to build a successful and sustainable RTW program. Sign Up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6221827723061810690

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Webinar: Managing First Aid Injuries
Aug
30
9:00 AM09:00

Webinar: Managing First Aid Injuries

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, all insured employers within the state of California must report all claims to their carrier or Third Party Administrator for which medical treatment costs are incurred. This includes reporting of first aid claims. If you have previously paid your “first aid” claims directly to the medical clinic, these costs must now be reported to the carrier and will impact your future Experience Modifier. 
Sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7901444984535191555

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