Business Leaders Learn Best Practices that Result in Safe Workplaces
SAN DIEGO, May 6, 2022 – To arm business leaders with the tools they need to build a culture of safety within their organizations, ICW Group Insurance Companies, a leading group of property and casualty carriers, recently held a series of risk management leadership symposiums for its workers’ compensation customers.
The symposiums, held in Northern and Southern California, were led by ICW Group’s risk management experts. Topics discussed included the vital role management plays in the safety of all employees and the tools business leaders and safety managers can use to identify, plan for, and mitigate risk in their workplace.
“Safety is about coming home every evening and embracing your family and friends,” said Rick Fineman, VP, Risk Management, ICW Group and symposium presenter. “Helping workplaces understand this significance and equipping them with the tools they need to keep their workforce safe is why we’re here.”
Discussions highlighted the importance of setting expectations and safety protocols with employees on day one and adapting to individual learning styles to be effective. According to presenter and ICW Group Risk Management Manager, Jason Rozar, managers play a significant role in maintaining a safe work environment.
“A culture of safety starts at the top,” said Rozar during his session titled Risk Management for Managers. “Managers are responsible for the safety and health of their teams, making risk management a vital part of every manager’s job, at every organizational level.”
The symposium also helped policyholders identify steps to formally evaluate their workplace risks. According to presenters, not all risk can be eliminated, but they can be planned for. Policyholders are encouraged to evaluate each risk individually and develop a measurable plan to address those risks. For more information on the workplace safety advice shared during the discussions, visit ICW Group’s blog, Work Comp Connect.
ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit also presented at the symposium offering attendees advice on detecting and fighting workers’ compensation fraud. Key points made during the discussion included focusing on maintaining a safe work environment and importance of anti- fraud education in the workplace.
Additional workplace safety resources can also be found at ICW Group’s Policyholder Center. For fraud prevention resources, visit ICW Group’s Policyholder Center and visit the Fighting Fraud section of the blog. The company’s risk management team will notify its policyholders when future symposiums are scheduled.
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 Workers’ Compensation, Assumed Reinsurance and Catastrophe 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 while elevating the trusted agents who advise them. More information is available on ICW Group’s website, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages.