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Risk Experts Team with Lockton to Provide Risk Management Insights at 2013 RIMS Conference

Posted on 10 Apr 13 by Annie George

Risk experts and four Lockton executives will team up to provide insights on innovative risk management programs at the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Conference April 21-24 in Los Angeles. 
The programs include:

  • Complying with new OSHA rules to avoid discrimination against workers who report injuries
  • Improving risk management programs in the transportation industry.
  • Dealing with the challenging issues of "green" construction and LEED building standards.
  • Quantifying a firm's supply chain risk. 


OSHA Program Discrimination, Monday, April 22, 3:45 p.m.

Michael Davis, Senior Vice President and Risk Control Consultant with Lockton in Houston, will present Is Your OSHA Program Discriminatory? with Dr. MaryRose Reaston, PhD, founder of Emerge Diagnostics, and Dave Keyser, Director of Risk Management from CR England Trucking, on Monday, April 22 at 3:45 p.m. 

In a recent memo, OSHA warned that using safety incentives or taking disciplinary action against workers who report injuries is potentially discriminatory. Often, the goal of safety incentives is to discourage reporting of false claims through the use of peer pressure or team rewards. This session will offer attendees best practice solutions for creating a program that does not discourage reporting injuries and promotes engaging employees in continuous improvement. 

Dr. Reaston will share how Baseline Electro Diagnostic Functional Assessment (EFA) Testing has been successful in reducing overall claims, particularly false worker's compensation claims. Keyser will discuss the implementation of Baseline EFA Testing at CR England and how it has helped achieve injury reduction goals for new hires. 

Transportation Risk Management, Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 a.m.

Charlie Cartwright, Claims Cost Control Consultant with Lockton in Kansas City, has partnered with Todd Allen, Vice President of Risk Management for Kenan Advantage Group to present about the Transportation Industry on Tuesday, April 23 at 9 a.m. 

The presentation will address the ever-changing needs of the industry, including growing losses due to workers' compensation claims, keeping up with changing state and federal regulations, handling cargo claims, and facing auto and general liability lawsuits. Cartwright will focus on practical return-to-work strategies for injured workers. 

Challenges of Green Construction, Tuesday, April 23, 10:15 a.m.

On Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., Matt Lumelleau with Lockton in Denver will present Green Construction: Beyond the LEED-ing Edge, New Performance Standards along with Stephen Grossmark, Partner at Tressler LLP, and James McInerney, Vice President of Field Operations at Leopardo Companies. 

Green construction can bring with it new short- and long-term risks for a construction company unaware of its strict codes and standards. During this presentation, Grossmark will focus on three areas that make up the foundation of green building: green construction standards, green construction rating systems, and model green codes. McInerney will discuss sustainable design, construction, and operation. Lumelleau will offer insurance solutions and risk management strategies for the industry. 

Supply Chain Risks, Wednesday, April 24, 9 a.m.

On the final day of the conference, Wednesday April 24 at 9 a.m., Lockton New York's Senior Vice President Susan Johnson will present with Susan Ciliberti, Director of Risk Management for Pitney Bowes, and John Dempsey of Dempsey Partners. 

Their presentation, How to Quantify Your Company's Supply Chain Risk shares results from an in-depth analysis conducted over 2 years that drilled down to examine significant supply chain exposures and offer more certainty for the quantification of those exposures. They will discuss how their analysis held up after an international natural disaster impacted the supply chain.