The 2021 NYCOM Winter Legislative Meeting will be a one day virtual conference allowing NYCOM’s members to be together digitally in greater NYCOM Logo Bluenumbers than ever before. The entire conference can be experienced from your office or home and will be recorded for your convenience on the Whova event app, so members don‘t have to miss any events or choose among competing workshops.

NYCOM’s Winter Legislative Meeting provides an opportunity for members to share ideas and convey a unified message about the need for funding, tools and a true partnership with the State at a time when the Governor and the State Legislature are in midst of negotiating the State Budget. The Agenda includes exploration of substantive policy issues, insights from state leaders and educational workshops on the topics that matter to you. Don’t miss out on this unique and productive one-day event. Fighting for local governments is more important than ever.

The Comp Alliance encourages you to join the virtual sessions throughout the event including our presentation.

COVID-Induced Labor Issues - We will focus on the challenges of managing a public workplace during the COVID pandemic. The panelists will discuss the most recent labor and employment developments, including employee testing, vaccinations, leave-time, workers’ compensation claims and maintaining workplace safety. The presentation will include a pair of sessions on Thursday, February 11th, with part 1 from 11:15 to 12:15 and part 2 from 1:45 to 3:00.

As the Covid-19 pandemic extends into 2021, so does the statewide requirement that all employees who are present in the workplace be provided andCovid Masks wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.  Throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2020 we supplied our members with disposable and reusable face masks. With the expectation that the pandemic and mandate will persist at least through early 2021, we are providing all members with an additional supply of reusable Comp Alliance face masks to help our members maintain a safe workplace.

Covid-19 has affected municipal operation by presenting new safety concerns, causing fiscal stress and significant limiting in-person trainings and education.  The Comp Alliance has helped its members adapt to these changes by providing face coverings, issuing fiscal relief in the form of workforce reduction credits and member loyalty awards, and significantly enhancing our virtual resources and training content.  While we hope to put this pandemic behind us sooner rather than later, we will continue to assist our members with maintaining the safest workplace possible for employees and the public until it is.    

Please stay safe and we wish you good health.

Michael Kenneally

New York State Municipal Workers’ Compensation Alliance

The Comp Alliance will provide program members with many opportunities in January and February to participate in a live virtual safety training. These trainings will be conducted on the PESH-required topics of:

  • Workplace Violence
  • Right-To-Know – Chemical Safety
  • Blood-Borne Pathogens

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for one of the applicable programs – the session schedule is as follows: (Attendance is limited)

A seminar including the NY State Mandated Safety Training topics that are required for ALL municipal employees, administrators, board members, volunteers, and seasonal hires on an annual basis. Please note we are offering evening trainings on 1/12, 1/20, 1.27, 2/3, and 2/16

Several of the dates we are also offering Hazardous Waste Operations Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) seminars (which are 1/2 hour sessions) including 1/14-1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, 1/21-1:00 PM, 1/25-8:00 AM, 1/28-8:00 AM, 2/3 - 9:15 AM, 2/10 8:00 AM, 2/10 10:00 AM, 2/17 9:15 AM, 2/18 10:00 AM, 2/22 8:00 AM, 2/26 8:00 AM. Please visit our events calendar for the full listing of dates and times. https://www.compalliance.org/events.html

January 2021 Training Schedule
 
Tuesday, 1/19 - 10:00 - Noon

Wednesday, 1/20 - 10:00 - Noon

Wednesday, 1/20 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, 1/21 - 10:00 - Noon

Friday, 1/22 - 10:00 - Noon

Monday, 1/25 - 10:00 - Noon

Tuesday, 1/26 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, 1/27 - 10:00 - Noon

Wednesday, 1/27 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, 1/28 - 10:00 - Noon

February 2021 Training Schedule

Monday, 2/1 - 10:00 - Noon

Tuesday, 2/2 - 10:00 - Noon

Wednesday, 2/3 - 10:00 - Noon

Wednesday, 2/3 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, 2/4 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Monday, 2/8 - 10:00 - Noon

Tuesday, 2/9 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, 2/10 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Thursday, 2/11 - 10:00 - Noon

Tuesday, 2/16 - 10:00 - Noon

Tuesday, 2/16 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, 2/17 - 10:00 - Noon

Thursday, 2/18 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Friday, 2/19 - 10:00 - Noon

Monday, 2/22 - 10:00 - Noon

Tuesday, 2/23 - 10:00 - Noon

Wednesday, 2/24 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Thursday, 2/25 - 10:00 - Noon

Contact Robert Blaisdell by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for any of these seminars.

Topics to be covered

  • Updates on the most recent State Pandemic Guidelines – From NYS (travel restrictions, Communicable Disease Continuous Operation Plan, etc.), the CDC (mask benefits, facility improvements), plus new guidance from FDA.
  • Comp Alliance Risk Management Training Options – Virtual Training Mondays and beyond!
  • Are your staff and customers conforming with your new normal policies – and what can be done (safely) if they are not?
  • Safety Source video training programs – an update
  • Identify and alleviate stress levels in staff and customers.
  • Question and Answer session

This webinar will be offered via Zoom video conferencing and continue a series of programs offered by the Comp Alliance Risk Management Department.  During this program, we will review the processes our members have developed to maintain operations during pandemic conditions, including the latest NYS guidelines relating to travel restrictions, Operation Plans, and other safety protocols, plus CDC recommendations.  We will update the newest Risk Management training program – weekly Virtual Training programs and how to get your staff scheduled for these training programs!  Our Safety Source on-line video training partnership has been enhanced – we will review this update!  We’d also like to hear from our members and address any comments and questions you might have regarding this process or any safety-related questions – our Risk Management staff will be on-line to provide answers.  Please join us for this hour-long program to update our members on safety practices.

Please join us at 10:00 AM on 12/4 for this hour-long program to update our members on safety practices.

To register please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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