Toolbox - Loss Control Webinars

We are excited to provide the recorded webinars below as a resource for our customers. At your convenience, you can view safety and workers’ compensation topics, including common workplace issues and best practices you can implement to reduce workplace injuries.

Tools for Schools

Loss Control Consultant Monika Gierula presents safety tools for schools.

Hazardous Encounters of the Spring Time Kind

Loss Control Consultant Monika Gierula reminds us to watch out for spring time hazards now that winter is at an end.

Taking it Online ‒ The Move To Electronic OSHA Reporting & What You Need To Know To Be Prepared

Making It Stick – Engaging Adult Learners Webinar

Diana Stegall, CAWC, presents tips and advice on making the most of any training opportunity by using proven techniques for adult learners.

Is Your Safety Committee Working for You Webinar

Senior Loss Control Consultant Susan Larison discusses why a safety committee is a necessity for any business, pitfalls to avoid, the essential elements of an effective committee, the meeting process and additional resources available to policyholders.

Slips, Trips, and Falls: No Laughing Matter

United Heartland Loss Control Consultant Monika Gierula discusses the consequences of the often preventable risks of slips, trips and falls that can occur in the workplace.

Head Back to School Safely Webinar

United Heartland Senior Loss Control Consultant Tim Staver, ARM, CSRM, discusses proactive ways for education customers to improve their safety programs throughout the year, including establishing safety champions, developing customized safety inspections, identifying office ergonomic coordinators and preventing slips, trips and falls.

Defensive Driving Webinar

Senior Loss Control Consultant Pat McKeon discusses the dangers of speeding while driving, the risks of distracted driving and the importance of defensive driving.

Online Tools and Resources for LWMMI Customers Webinar

Senior Loss Control Consultant Derrick “Moe” Person discusses the wide array of workers’ compensation resources available online to our League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance (LWMMI) customers and how to access them.

OSHA Inspection Preparation Tips Webinar

United Heartland Senior Loss Control Consultant Jackie Torgerson shares tips on preparing for OSHA inspections and how employers can conduct their own mock inspections.

Effective Office Ergonomics Webinar

United Heartland Senior Loss Control Consultant Tom Schroeder explains how implementing effective office ergonomic programs can help to reduce employee injuries and potential claim costs.

Excavation and Trenching Webinar

The fatality rate for excavating is 112% higher than general construction, all the more tragic because the accidents could have been prevented. This webinar covers OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart B, and discusses the regulations to be followed, the competencies required, and the hazards present when excavating.

Creating Effective Ergonomics Teams: Support, Strategies and Solutions

United Heartland Loss Control Consultant Chad Chellevold explains the benefits of creating an ergonomics task force and how to do so effectively.

5 Critical Elements of a Slip and Fall Prevention Program

UH Regional Loss Control Manager Steve Groth highlights how slips and falls can impact an organization and key components of a successful slip and fall prevention program.

Safety Committee Best Practices

United Heartland’s Loss Control and Operations Training teams discuss best practices for developing safety committees at your workplace.

WalkSafe Campaign Highlight

United Heartland’s Loss Control and Operations Training teams come together to provide an informative look at our winter slip, trip and fall prevention program.

Preparing For OSHA Inspections

This webinar will help your organization know the steps to take and the things to be aware of as you prepare for your next OSHA inspection.

Impact Of Wellness On The Workplace

This webinar discusses the impact of wellness and obesity on society and the workplace. This includes how obesity impacts the frequency, recovery and cost of workers’ compensation claims, as well as how it can drive up workers’ compensation insurance costs. In addition, the presentation covers the common elements of workplace wellness programs, including how to implement such a program.

OSHA Training Requirements

Originally held on April 30, this webinar reviews the OSHA general industry standards that require employee training, goes into additional detail on the more common requirements, proper documentation and how OSHA can hold you responsible for training requirements you may be unaware of.

OSHA Written Program Requirements

Originally held on March 26, this webinar reviews the OSHA standards requiring written programs, as well as which types of businesses these rules apply to. It also walks you through the process of administering and reviewing the mandatory elements of common written programs.

OSHA Recordkeeping

Originally held on Feb. 26, this webinar covered OSHA recordkeeping, including a variety of topics:

  • Recordkeeping criteria, including how to determine if a case is “new.”
  • How to make log entries.
  • Recording special types of cases, such as needle sticks, hearing loss, etc.
  • Handling logs for multiple locations.
  • Log retention requirements.
  • Exemptions for certain businesses.
  • Cases that may or may not be recordable.

OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Requirements

Originally held on Jan. 29, this webinar covers OSHA’s revised hazard communication requirements that take effect throughout 2013. As background, in 2012 OSHA updated the hazard communication standard so it would align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Some of the changes of the new standard include:

  • All employees must be retrained.
  • Safety data sheets will replace material safety data sheets (MSDS), providing a uniform format.
  • New labels and pictograms will be used.
  • Health and physical hazard warnings will be standardized.

This webinar provides information on the new requirements, compliance dates and changes that need to be made to hazard communication programs to be in compliance.