In 2020, the Comp Alliance continued to prove its strength by adding members, maintaining sound financial policies and giving back to members. We2020 Annual Report Cover are especially proud of our innovative programs rewarding the loyalty and safety of our members. These programs and initiatives are highlighted in our 2020 Annual Membership Report, available by clicking here and signing in to your account.

We thank all of our members and professional partners for your support as we look forward to building upon our history of financial strength and exceptional service.

This webinar took place on March 31, 2021 and the recorded version has been posted to the Comp Alliance Academy Webinars section for program members to view.Police Image 5

Municipal members of the Comp Alliance with fire department operations have exposure to unique injuries relating to their high-hazard work responsibilities. Volunteer and full-time firefighter injuries account for a large number of overall workers’ compensation claims each year and this program will be aimed at controlling these types of injuries. Municipal officials and fire department administrators should understand how first responder injuries are likely to occur to effectively control them through best safety practices.

During this webinar, we review the types of injuries sustained by employees assigned to fire department operations, ranging from those causes which are most frequent in number, to those that pose the most severe injury potential. The program reviews risk management practices to implement as a means to decrease the frequency of injuries and reduce their severity. Includes concrete, practical corrective measures to assist members in better controlling the causes of these workplace injuries.

It is with great pleasure that the Comp Alliance recently presented the Town of Owasco with the annual G. Jeffery Haber Leadership Award.  The Town of Owasco received the award at the Association of Towns (AOT) breakfast at the Virtual Annual Conference on Tuesday February 16, 2021. 

The Town of Owasco did an exceptional job this year coordinating with the Comp Alliance loss control department during the pandemic and participating in all of our webinars and training modules to help maintain the safest possible workplace and compliance during the COVID pandemic.  The leadership that the town has shown is an example for all program members.

This award is presented in honor of G. Jeffrey (Jeff) Haber.  Jeff served as the Executive Director for the Association of Towns of the State of New York from 1985-2012, and is the founder and first chairman of the Comp Alliance. His vision to create a workers’ compensation program tailored to the unique needs of New York State’s local governments became a reality through his leadership.  What started in 1994 with just eight members and less than $500,000 has grown to a program with more than 300 members and $47 million in funding contributions. Congratulations again to the Town of Owasco on this accomplishment.

 

The recorded version of this webinar has been posted to the Comp Alliance Academy Webinars section for program members to view.Police Image 5

Municipal members of the Comp Alliance with law enforcement operations have the potential for police officers to sustain significant injuries while completing required job functions.  Municipal officials and law enforcement administrators should understand the cause of these first responder injuries in order to implement improvements to control them in the future. 

This webinar reviews the types of injuries sustained by police department employees, including the causes which are most frequent in number, to those that pose the most severe injury potential.  The program then reviews risk management practices to implement in an effort to decrease these police officer first responder injuries.  We include concrete, practical corrective measures to assist members in controlling the causes of these workplace injuries.   Presented by Comp Alliance, Director of Loss Control, Robert Blaisdell, and Senior Risk Control Specialist, Crista Grisanti, on March 24, 2021.

The recorded version of this webinar has been posted to the Comp Alliance Academy Webinars section for program members to view.

A webinar for Comp Alliance members on March 11th from 11:00 AM -Noon. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register

Topics to be covered

COVID-19 – Operations and Controls

  • Return to work safety guidelines – how they should be implemented for the safety of your entire staff
  • Safe work guidelines post-pandemic – maintaining OSHA’s General Duty Clause
  • Latest on NYS, CDC and other recommendations
  • Virtual training updates – the latest on Comp Alliance Risk Management programs

Working at Home Claim Discussion

  • Challenges to accident investigation
  • How to maintain control
  • Workplace exposures

Vaccination Programs

  • Vaccine mandates and implications

Upcoming Events

20 Apr 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
HAZWOPER Awareness Training Live Via Zoom
20 Apr 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Live Zoom Safety Training for Comp Alliance Members
21 Apr 2021
09:15AM - 09:45AM
HAZWOPER Awareness Training Live Via Zoom