Risk Management 101 for Construction Safety Professionals

January 11, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM | $200 Members/Non-members

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, Glendale, AZ

About the Course

The risk management and safety and health professions share the same goal of identifying potential risks and the appropriate measures to reduce loss. The need to effectively manage risks will continue to grow and become increasingly critical to an organization’s success. This course serves as an introduction for entry-level and experienced safety professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in risk management.

The course will be held on January 11, from 1 PM – 4:30 PM (MST), and will cover construction insurance, workers’ compensation and claims management.

Attendees can earn up to 0.3 IACET CEUs for the entire course.

Agenda

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Commonly Purchased Insurance by Contractors

Greg Gross, CRIS
Vice President, Construction Practice
Willis Towers Watson Insurance Services West, Inc.

This session will cover commonly purchased insurance policies purchased by contractors.  This Construction Insurance 101 discussion will offer insight into several coverages including general liability, auto liability, umbrella, builder’s risk, professional liability, pollution liability, cyber liability, inland marine/contractor’s equipment and employment practices liability.  All of these coverages can be impacted by jobsite activities and they’ll be offering real life examples of claims filed under these policies.  Greg will discuss the insurance coverages commonly purchased by contractors.

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Increasing your Workers’ Compensation Knowledge

Forrest Ropp, ARM, CRIS
Senior Risk Engineering Consultant
Construction South
Risk Engineering
Zurich North America

In this session, you will be introduced to workers’ compensation insurance – often the most costly and important property and casualty insurance coverage (it protects our Diamonds – Employees) any contractor purchases.  We will discuss best practices to minimize workers’ compensation cost through key EHS program elements; review workers’ compensation policy components and various ways to purchase workers’ compensation coverage; and provide information to help your company avoid responsibility for subcontractors and effectively manage your experience modification rate to help minimize cost.

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Claims Basics: Fundamentals of the Claims Process & Tips, Tricks, and Hints for a Smoother Claims Experience

Steve Eichinger, CCLA/WCLA, CRIS
Claims Consultant
American Contractors Insurance Group

Are you new to dealing with claims for your organization, ever wondered what happens when a claim hits the adjuster’s desk, or just wished you had some insight into the process to help streamline your claims experience?  This session will cover the basics of the claim process for auto, general liability and workers compensation claims.  We’ll discuss what the adjuster looks for to evaluate coverage, the liability investigation process and resolution.  We’ll also discuss some hints and tips you can use to help the adjuster get you the best possible outcome and to have an overall smoother claim process.

IACET CEUs | The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, AGC has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, AGC is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Please contact Nazia Shah (nazia.shah@agc.org) for additional information.

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