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Risk Management Center Overview
Learn more about the Risk Management Center, a unique web-based software suite of safety and risk management tools designed to empower your organization's risk prevention efforts. The Risk Management Center is right for any organization that wants to:
  • Proactively manage risk exposures
  • Develop effective workplace safety programs
  • Reduce claims, losses, and associated costs
The risk management platform has recently been upgraded to enhance and streamline your risk management and occupational health and safety strategy. Attend this webinar to learn "what's new" and how to utilize the new features to enable maximum productivity.
Available Date(s):

August 2, 10:00 AM PT

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This year, OSHA issued a Final Rule that updated the General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection standards. Learn from industry experts how to comply with the new regulations, while reducing hazards and injuries. Understand the practical and cost-effective solutions that management will embrace, while creating a compliant and safe workplace.

This is the first webinar of a multi-part series, intended to create an open dialogue between presenters and attendees. The short, 15-minute format is designed to touch on real-world safety issues while offering quick and practical cost-effective solutions.
Available date(s):

July 19, 9:00 AM PT

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It is the first time in history that four generations are working together in the workplace. With each generation, there are different values, attitudes and behaviors, and it can be challenging for the HR department to manage. Learning, interactive, and communication styles vary significantly between generations, but having open and effective communication with employees is critical to a healthy work environment.

Join us for this special presentation by KPA’s Vice President of Human Resource Management Products, Kathryn Carlson as we discuss the many challenges of managing multi-generations, management best practices, and tips to engage your employees from ages 18 to 80.
Available date(s):

July 25th, 8:00 AM PT

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Heat stress is a condition that affects employees year-round. It can result from elevated outdoor temperatures as well as in high-temperature indoor environments. As we enter the summer months, it is important to review and update heat stress prevention procedures.

This 30-minute overview webinar on the Heat Stress Prevention Online Training Course highlights the important topics covered in the full one-hour training course, so you can understand the key elements of an effective heat stress prevention program. Learn the basics of heat stress prevention, the signs of heat stress, and training requirements for employees.
Available date(s):

July 27, 11:00 AM PT

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It is a continual challenge to identify, assess, and mitigate your organization's risk exposures. For example, how are employees practicing safety on a day-to-day basis? Are they wearing appropriate PPE? Are they avoiding unsafe acts and reporting unsafe conditions? Does your organization promote safety as a core value?

Learn how to reduce the risks that occur at your workplace on a daily basis. Reducing risk will help create a safer workplace and improve your Total Cost of Risk. Join Certified Safety Professional Zach Pucillo as he discusses practical loss control techniques that can protect your company, your employees, and your bottom line.
Available date(s):

August 10, 10:00 AM PT

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There are many types of airborne hazards, including gases, vapors, mists, fogs, fumes, and particulates. An employee's job may require air purifying respirators, or air supplying respirators. Different types of respirators are required by state and federal OSHA in specific circumstances to provide workers with breathable, safe air.

Learn how to protect employees from airborne hazards, and how to select the correct respirator for the job in this free, 45-minute webinar. This webinar will also discuss the importance of fit testing and the employee training requirements for proper respirator use.
Available date(s):

September 14, 10:00 AM PT

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This informative and engaging 45-minute webinar is intended exclusively for users of the Risk Management Center. The session will include all the latest news about improvements to your risk management platform, including both product features and resource material updates and additions. Plus, we'll share insights to help you build a simple, effective Safety Program using the resources available within their risk management platform.
Work/life balance means different things to different generations. Flexibility is crucial to address the multiple perceptions and needs for work/life balance, across different age groups.

Whether your goal is to improve retention, increase engagement, or decrease absenteeism, join this webinar to learn how to offer a comprehensive work/life balance program that addresses the needs of all generations. We'll also teach you how to demonstrate the ROI of your program.

Today's workforce is undergoing a major change. Baby boomers are beginning to retire, meaning that Generation X and Millennials will make up most the workforce. The young adults entering the workforce today come in with a different set of skills, culture, and attitude. These generations will ultimately be responsible for production in this world, so how can we get them to buy into safety? Job safety can also be a big factor for young adults who are looking at job positions. They are prepared to challenge and introduce new ideas.

In addition, some people in the workforce do not have the opportunity to retire as early as prior generations. With age comes additional safety considerations, and senior employees can be more susceptible to serious injuries.

Is your organization's safety culture ready to embrace a new generation?
Within many organizations, environmental compliance often becomes the responsibility of the safety manager, who may or may not know the regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the federal agency that regulates environmental compliance across the country, and many states have adopted state agency plans as well.

Please join Hannah Crawford to learn about basic environmental regulations pertaining to your responsibilities for the air, land, and water. Hannah is a former regulator for the state of Florida. In this webinar she will cover the environmental basics including:
  • Waste Generation
  • Water discharge
  • Air permitting
  • Stormwater runoff
  • SPCCs
  • And more
Should you pay interns? What can workers under the age of 16, 18 or 21 legally do? Is it even worth the effort to have a summer internship program? Join this webinar to learn how to manage summer interns for optimal productivity in your organization, while providing a worthwhile work experience for the interns. You will learn when it is appropriate and required to pay interns, how to effectively structure an internship program, how to best manage Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z interns, and how to handle the special challenges of supervising short-term workers.

This webinar will be presented by Kelly Pinkerton, HR Consultant for KPA, and Kathryn Carlson, KPA's VP of Human Resource Management Products.

Millennials are quickly filling the ranks of organizations as the boomer generation retires from the workforce. In fact, millennials will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025.

Millennials have very different needs and expectations than their previous generations. An organization's capacity to meet these expectations will directly correlate to an organization's ability to recruit top talent and retain top performers.

Join us for this webinar as we discuss best practices when it comes to managing millennials and maintaining a positive workplace culture for all generations.
Effective January 2017, OSHA has issued a final rule on walking-working surfaces and personal fall protection systems to better protect workers in the General Industry from Slips, Trips, and Falls, and to align general industry with comparable OSHA construction standards.

This webinar will discuss the new changes, including details regarding acceptable fall protection options, new ladder safety requirements for fixed and portable ladders, and associated training and inspection requirements.

Learn about the resources and materials available in the Risk Management Center that can assist your organization's ability to be OSHA compliant as well as best practices related to fall protection and ladder safety.
This webinar presentation will go over the 29 CFR 1910 OSHA General Industry training requirements as well as some DOT and EPA requirements. Learn why training is necessary, what training should be done, who requires training, and how to deliver training effectively to your organization. We will also talk about the Risk Management Center and how to comply with these training requirements, and how to automate your training processes.


PTO (Paid Time Off) Programs, Panacea or Problem?
PTO can be a great benefit that reduces the administrative burden for managers, but it can also create a host of problems for employers if not implemented and managed correctly. Join Kathryn Carlson and Jessica Gard, KPA VP of Human Resources, to learn about:
  • Rules related to PTO including how to offer PTO in states where sick leave is mandatory
  • Wage and hours issues
  • Managing leave interactions including FMLA and Workers Compensation
  • Best practices when moving from vacation and sick leave to PTO

Workers' Compensation, ADA, and FMLA - When Leaves Collide!
The Federal Family Leave Act (FMLA), Workers Compensation, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) all provide leave for employees, depending on whether that employee has a serious health issue, was injured on the job, is disabled, or any other number of afflictions. Sometimes these leaves run concurrently, sometimes they don't, and sometimes one leave type will then require a second type be offered.

Join Kathryn Carlson, SPHR, who will provide an overview of the regulations and provide expert advice on effectively managing various employee types of employee leaves, even when they collide. Kathryn will also cover the top ten questions on leave management. Audience members will also be able to submit questions.

HR and Safety Responsibilities: Summertime in the Workplace
Managing schedules for summer vacations, paying seasonal workers, implementing dress codes for hot weather, preventing heat illness for outdoor workers, and organizing the company picnic are some of the tasks that make summer the busiest time of the year for HR and Safety Managers. Are you ready? Get a jump on your summertime HR and Safety responsibilities before Memorial Day by attending the Summertime in the Workplace webinar. We will provide practical guidance and effective tools so that summertime is safe and productive at your workplace and for your workforce.

This webinar will be presented by Peter Zaidel, KPA Director of Environmental Health and Safety Product, and Kathryn Carlson, KPA VP of HR Management Products.

Drug Free Workplace Programs, Maximizing ROI
Kathryn Carlson, VP of Human Resource Management Products, will discuss the key elements of workplace drug testing programs including the importance of training for managers and employees. She will provide practical advice based on her experience managing workplace programs as an HR Director and as the Product Manager for a leading third party administrator of drug testing services.

Learn how to implement a successful program including an update on new regulations impacting drug testing in the workplace. Understand how an effective program can have a direct impact on your bottom line.

Develop a Comprehensive Health and Safety Program Based on OSHA Requirements and Best Practices
Creating a comprehensive IIPP is an essential step to stay compliant, reduce costs associated with injuries, and create a safety culture at your workplace. IIPP's are required in 15 states, and are recommended as a best practice by OSHA.

This webinar will cover the basic areas that need to be addressed in a written IIPP. It will describe how to write and implement an IIPP specific to your workplace. It will also describe how to find sample written forms in the Risk Management Center, plus which applications can help you successfully implement an IIPP.

OSHA's New Reporting Requirements, Increased Fines, and Employee Protections
Be prepared for the new electronic reporting requirements, effective January 2017, with initial electronic submissions due by July 1, 2017. This webinar will discuss all of the new OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements, anti-retaliatory protections, and the new OSHA fines structure. Incident Track® can be your easy and seamless solution to achieve reporting compliance and ensure proactive incident monitoring and analysis to help you create a strong safety culture and realize significant cost savings for your organization.
Preventing the #1 Loss Source for Workers' Compensation Claims: Strains/Sprains
Strains and sprains (also known as musculoskeletal disorders—MSDs) are the single largest contributor to workers' compensation claims from both a frequency and severity (i.e., cost) standpoint. Approximately 25% of all claims relate to MSDs.

This overview webinar will discuss the major risk factors associated with MSDs, including occupational factors related to workplace ergonomic design and individual differences. Practical control measures will be discussed including basic ergonomic design improvements, wellness and stretching considerations, and recommended lifting techniques.
OSHA's New Silica Standard: New Requirements and Associated Best Practices
OSHA's new standard for silica went into effect on June 23, 2016. Learn about the new standards for the construction, maritime and general industries. This class also discusses the associated requirements relative to:
  • Air sampling
  • Control measures
  • Proper respiratory protection
  • Written exposure control plans
  • Acceptable housekeeping practices
  • Worker access rules
  • Employee training
  • Medical surveillance, and
  • Recordkeeping requirements
Best practices relative to each of the compliance requirements will also be discussed. Keep your employees safe and your organization compliant with the new silica requirements.
"Can You Hear Me Now?" Noise and Hearing Protection for Employees
Elevated noise levels can be harmful for employees and result in lack of focus, hearing impairment, and even hearing loss. Excessive noise levels without appropriate employee personal protective equipment can also result in OSHA citations and fines. Addressing elevated noise levels can help organizations save money in workers' compensation costs, as well as encourage a safety culture in their workplace.

This 30-minute awareness-level overview webinar highlights the common sources of noise in the workplace and the steps that organizations can take to lower exposures. Learn how to employ the resources of the Risk Management Center to assist with developing and implementing a complete and cohesive hearing conservation program.
Back to the Basics: Fire Prevention Plans
Understand how to successfully implement a fire prevention plan at your workplace. Learn about escape routes, exit markings, emergency action plans, how to properly use fire extinguishers, and other important elements to successfully prevent fires.

This 45-minute awareness-based webinar will provide an overview of important fire prevention techniques and practices.
Safety Data Sheet and Hazard Communication Plan Management
Join us for a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) management webinar to train you on the key elements for successful administration of your hazardous substances. Learn about the new format for SDSs, which is part of OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard, and how to easily maintain your hazardous materials database.

This 30-minute awareness-level overview webinar highlights the importance of SDSs and how to effectively implement a Hazard Communication Plan.

How to Implement a Fall Protection & Prevention Plan
Each year, on average, over 150 workers are killed and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls at construction sites. Employers need to know how to:
  • Select fall protection systems appropriate for given situations
  • Install safety systems properly
  • Supervise employees properly
  • Use safe work procedures
  • Train workers in the proper selection, use, and maintenance of all protection systems
This 30-minute awareness-level overview webinar highlights the key elements of an effective fall protection program.
Aging Services Facilities & Fire Safety Programs
Fire safety is a key component of safety programs within long-term care facilities. It is important for your organization to be compliant with fire drills, documentation, and testing & inspection of equipment. Employees should be trained to help foster a safety culture in their organization. This webinar features Stan Szpytek, “Stan the Fire Man”, who will help attendees understand where to start and what to consider in developing a Fire Safety Program.
Take Control of Liabilities with COI Track®
Understand why companies perform initial and periodic audits to approve contractors, and why it is important to track and manage Certificates of Insurance (COIs). Assure that your organization is adequately protected from loss due to uninsured or under-insured vendors, contractors, suppliers, or tenants. Managing Certificates of Insurance is often overlooked, and an efficient and disciplined approach is critical to reduce unnecessary risk.

This webinar was developed by certified safety and health experts who will provide an overview of the importance of managing Certificates of Insurance, and demonstrate the power of COI Track® to help you reduce your liability and risk.
Sexual Harassment - What You and Your Supervisors Need to Know
Learn about our Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Course, which covers California's Assembly Bill (AB) 1825. This bill requires many employers to ensure supervisors complete sexual harassment awareness training every two years.

The Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Course now also covers Assembly Bill 2053. This new bill requires employers to train on other requirements, in addition to the usual requirements. AB 2053 focuses on "prevention of abusive conduct." These new training requirements took effect on January 1, 2015.

California has the most rigorous requirements for sexual harassment training, so these requirements are often used by organizations as the best practices standard throughout the country. Understand who needs to be trained (and when), and learn about the additional requirements as stipulated by AB 2053.
OSHA's Globally Harmonized System (GHS) & the June 1st Compliance Deadline*
Starting June 1st, OSHA has mandated that all organizations must be compliant with the updated GHS-based Hazard Communication Standard. The deadline for June 1, 2015 requires compliance with all modified provisions of the final rule for manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers. These changes affect hazard communication programs and regulations.

Attend this webinar to learn the new requirements. This webinar was developed by certified safety and health experts who will provide an overview of the Hazcom Standard, and how the Risk Management Center can help compliance efforts. The webinar will provide an overview of the:
  • Changes to hazard classification criteria
  • Chemical labeling using SDS Track™ to print GHS-compliant labels
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) formats (16-section)

*This webinar is awareness-based and discusses the requirements, but does not constitute a comprehensive training course nor guarantees compliance.

Protecting Workers with Lockout/Tagout Procedures
Energy sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. In this overview, OSHA's Lockout/Tagout standard is discussed, as well as the practices and procedures necessary to prevent the release of hazardous energy.

This 30-minute awareness-level overview webinar highlights the key elements of a complete Lockout/Tagout Program.
Industrial Hygiene Basics
Industrial Hygiene is defined by OSHA as “the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers' injury or illness.” This webinar teaches you how to identify, define, and anticipate different hazards in the workplace using Job Hazard Analyses. It will discuss the hierarchy of controlling hazards for various types of hazards, how to employ Safety Observations and Risk Assessments, and how to use the Risk Management Center to address and control various hazardous situations.
Lead Safety and Awareness
Lead is a common hazardous element found in many industries and construction sites. Lead exposure comes from inhaling fumes and dust, and lead can be ingested when hands are contaminated by lead dust.

Attend this webinar to learn how to protect workers from lead exposure, correctly use personal protective equipment, and formulate controls that can be instituted to limit/eliminate exposure. Trainees will learn how to employ the resources of the Risk Management Center to assist with developing and implementing a worker protection program.
California's Assembly Bill (AB) 2053: What You Need to Understand and What Changes Took Effect on January 1, 2015*
AB 2053 is a new California state law that specifies that sexual harassment training must “also include prevention of abusive conduct as a component of the training and education.” Starting January 1, 2015, employers must train supervisors on abusive conduct in addition to the regular sexual harassment prevention training.

Attend this webinar to learn what you must do to comply with AB 2053 in the state of California.

California is the first state to require employers to train on abusive conduct. California also has the most rigorous requirements for sexual harassment training, so their standards are often used by organizations throughout the country as a best practices standard.

*This 45-minute overview webinar highlights the important topics covered in the full two-hour training course, so you can understand the key elements of an AB 2053-compliant sexual harassment program.

Be Part of the Solution: Learn how to Use Solvents Safely
Health hazards associated with solvent exposure include toxicity to the nervous system, reproductive damage, liver and kidney damage, respiratory impairment, cancer, and dermatitis. Many solvents have unique properties requiring specialized control measures.

This webinar will discuss solvent exposure identification, recognition, evaluation, and controls that can be instituted to limit/eliminate exposure. Don't be part of the problem; be part of the solution!
Hand & Power Tool Safety
Employees who use hand and power tools face many hazards. Most hazards can be avoided through proper work habits, such as wearing the appropriate PPE. Safe handling and operating practices can reduce losses associated with hand and power tool injuries. Learn how to operate hand and power tools safely at this 45-minute awareness-level based webinar.
Trending Losses and Incident Management
Learn the benefits of proactive loss analysis, incident management, and the best practices for proper incident reporting procedures.

This webinar was developed by certified safety and health experts who will provide an overview of the importance of loss prevention analysis, proper incident management programs, and how your risk management platform can help reduce your losses.
How to Practice Behavior-Based Safety
Learn about the benefits of a loss prevention program and how to identify opportunities for improvement. In addition, hear how Job Hazard Analyses (JHA's) can facilitate employee training that drive safer and more efficient work practices.

This webinar was developed by certified safety and health experts who will provide an overview of the importance of a behavior-based safety program, and how your risk management platform can help reduce your losses.
  • Build effective Human Resources policies
  • Create a culture of safety
  • Meet regulatory compliance
Using the Risk Management Center to Reduce Your Total Cost of Risk
Understanding the Total Cost of Risk is essential to help organizations reduce exposure, save money, and streamline and evaluate the effectiveness of their risk management program. Learn how to:
  • Evaluate the Total Cost of Risk
  • Manage insurance costs and liabilities
  • Help stop claims and losses before they occur
  • Implement effective workplace safety
  • Develop strategies for regulatory compliance
  • Take the next steps for successful management of organizational risk, using the Risk Management Center
This webinar was developed by certified safety and health experts who will provide an overview of the Total Cost of Risk and its importance to risk management efforts.
Portable Ladder Safety: Climb the Ladder to Safety
Incorrect ladder use is one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities. Learn the common hazards and causes of injuries associated with ladders, and the four steps to prevent ladder accidents. It’s important to conduct a hazard assessment, select the correct ladder for the job, inspect the ladder before use, and follow safe work procedures.

This 45-minute awareness-based webinar will provide an overview of portable ladder safety practices.
Hot Work, Welding Safety, and Other Hot Items
Hot work is any process that produces flames or sparks. Workers who weld, or melt metals by brazing, soldering, or grinding, are exposed to a variety of hazards such as burns, electric shock, fire, and other risks. Learn how to prevent these hazards and the correct personal protective equipment and eye protection to use.

This 45-minute awareness-based webinar will also teach attendees how to inspect and properly store common welding equipment.
The Essentials of Electrical Safety in the Workplace
It's important to understand the different environmental hazards associated with electricity, as well as different types of electricity and combustible materials. Attendees learn about wiring protection and design, circuit polarity, grounding systems, circuit breakers, and how to properly inspect and work safely with all components.

This 45-minute awareness based webinar aims to provide an overview of electrical hazards and environments, and how to operate safely within them.
Sit Up Straight! Office Ergonomics & Computer Workstations
Ergonomics can impact a workers' long-term health since minor problems can become major problems over time. Learn how to enhance office workstations so that employees are safe and comfortable.

This 45-minute awareness-based webinar will provide an overview of safe ergonomic practices, so that you can apply them to your workplace.

Assisted Living & the Nurse's Role in Infection Control
Dr. Ogundimu provides an overview of the changing populations in long-term care settings and an introduction to the problem of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in these settings. In addition, Dr. Ogundimu defines safe injection practices and provides examples of recent outbreaks in long-term care settings associated with unsafe injection practices.
Assisted Living Incident Command System (ALICS)
ALICS is a simplified and practical approach for long-term care providers to adopt and be compliant with the Homeland Security’s National Incident Management System directive. ALICS provides a flexible framework for command and control to improve communication between providers and emergency responders; provide a template for incident management; offer a scalable approach based on incident complexity; and outline a management framework to empower long-term care staff to improve incident management response.
Top Ten OSHA Citations and OSHA's Increased Penalty Structure
Understand the most frequently cited violations, and learn about the increasing civil penalties for employers. Violations of OSHA’s safety and health regulations could result in increased fines that are 50-80% higher than they are currently. OSHA’s Review Commission has also recently ruled that OSHA can impose these penalties company-wide, so that fines at a primary site can be imposed on future inspections at other company sites. This may lead to similar violations at these secondary locations based upon knowledge of the violation at the first location, with fines being assessed to reflect “Repeat” status.

This webinar will teach you where to look to identify areas for improvement and to learn how to use the applications within the risk management platform to avoid cited violations and costly fines under the new OSHA requirements.
Seasonal Safety Series: Winter Preparation Best Practices
Almost everyone is likely to face some type of severe winter weather over the next several months. Winter conditions and temperatures can vary dramatically. Trainees learn:
  • How to prepare for a winter storm
  • How to deal with winter hazards safely
  • How to provide workers with the proper tools and equipment to do their jobs in cold or hazardous conditions
Trainees will learn how to employ the resources of the Risk Management Center to assist with developing and implementing solid emergency and winter preparation procedures. This webinar will be delivered by safety and health experts.
Staying on Your Feet: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. Employees can incur back injuries, strains and sprains, contusions, and fractures resulting from unsafe workplace conditions. Learn the common exposures and how to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries associated with slips, trips, and falls.

Trainees will learn how to employ the resources of the Risk Management Center to assist with the development and implementation of solid prevention tools for the prevention of slip, trips, and falls. This webinar will be delivered by a certified safety and health expert.