Series Offers Actionable Ways to Improve Workplace Safety and Reduce Accidents
SAN DIEGO, February 13, 2020 — To educate workers’ compensation policyholders on best practices that keep workers safe, ICW Group Insurance Companies, a leading group of property and casualty carriers, announces its 2020 Safety Webinar Series covering a variety of topics including, slips, trips and falls, food worker safety and safety management.
This free series, which includes bi-monthly, 60-minute webinars over the course of the year, will identify a variety of workplace hazards and provide tangible injury-reduction solutions. While the webinars are designed for ICW Group policyholders, anyone can register and take advantage of these learning opportunities. The series kicks off next week on Thursday, Feb 20 at 11 a.m. PST with a session titled Step Up to Safety Management. Interested attendees can register here.
“Making sure your workers are educated on safety best practices not only prevents injury and saves lives, it also reduces claims, saves money and increases productivity,” said Rick Fineman, VP, Risk Management at ICW Group. “The ICW Group Safety Webinar Series is designed to teach businesses actionable ways to improve safety right now and build a culture of safety within their organization.”
Each webinar provides downloadable resources to help extend the lessons learned and are led by ICW Group professional Risk Management Consultants. As part of its ongoing commitment to policyholders, ICW Group updates the content of each year’s webinar series, often including feedback from participants, to deliver meaningful content. This year ICW Group is including new topics such as food worker safety and preventing falls from elevators, ladders and scaffolding along with bringing back its popular supervisor-focused Step Up to Safety Certificate Series.
“The five-part Step Up series covers safety management, investigations, culture and programs, and provides ways to enhance employee engagement and commitment to safety,” Fineman said. “Companies with a highly engaged workforce experience 50 percent fewer accidents. The Step Up series goes way beyond safety best practices and emphasizes how to get your employees on board for the long term.”
Registration is now open for the following webinar topics:
- Step Up #1: Safety Management – Feb. 20
- Food Worker Safety – Mar. 5
- Step Up #2: Safety Programs – Mar. 19
- Slips, Trips, Falls – Apr. 1
- Step Up #3: Accident Investigations – Apr. 23
- Outdoor Heat Stress – May 7
- Step Up #4: Safety Culture – May 21
- Step Up #5: Safety Planning – June 18
While the final schedule for the second half of the year will be released at a later date, preliminary topics include transitional work programs, safety observations, machine guarding and a popular non-safety-specific topic on preventing workers’ compensation fraud.
Past online safety training and resources are available On Demand.
About ICW Group
Based in San Diego, ICW Group Insurance Companies is the largest privately held insurance company domiciled in California. Quoting more than $3 billion annually, ICW Group represents a group of Property, Auto and Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers, including Insurance Company of the West and Explorer Insurance Company. ICW Group is recognized nationally as an industry leader in helping policyholders achieve fewer and less costly claims, and is committed to meeting the needs of its policyholders and elevating the trusted agents and brokers who advise them. For more information, visit ICW Group’s Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages.