Comp Alliance members are invited to join the risk management department of the Comp Alliance for a live, video-conference training every Monday morning from 10:00 to Noon, to complete training conducted on three PESH mandated topics, which include Workplace Violence, Right-to-Know/Chemical Safety and Blood-borne Pathogens. 

These topics are required for municipal employees annually, so this live training is meant to comply with the NYS training requirements. The morning program will utilize Zoom, so sign-up and participation is easy, and since it’s live, attendee questions can be addressed! Spaces are limited so sign up in advance to ensure your spot. All attendees must pre-register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to the training.

This program will be offered as an alternative to on-site training during this period of social distancing and coronavirus restrictions. 

Comp Alliance – WEBINAR – Friday, June 5th at 10:00 AM: To access this recorded webinar please visit the Comp Alliance Academy Webinar section which can be accessed by clicking here and logging in as a Member.

The Webinar Includes:

  • Re-Opening Concerns and Updates
  • Review Summer Workplace Exposures
  • Fire Department and Police Department Exposures - Risk Management Plans
  • Followed by a Question and Answer session

With the majority of the state approved for Phase 1 Re-Opening, it’s a good time to see how the safety of our operations are progressing. During this Zoom video conference session, we will update our municipal members on the hazards associated with this increase in operations, review summer exposures for full-time and seasonal staff, look ahead at the Comp Alliance Risk Management Department’s plans for Fire and Police Department Exposures, and we will follow-up the entire program with a Question & Answer session with our Risk Management staff. Program members are invited to join us for this 45 minute discussion presented by Robert Blaisdell, Director of Loss Control for the Comp Alliance.

 

The Comp Alliance is pleased to announce it will be issuing a Workforce Reduction Credit Refund for all our members for the 6-week period beginning March 16, 2020 through the end of April.

We recognize and appreciate the extraordinary efforts our members have undertaken to continue to provide essential service to the public. These changes include adjusting work schedules, changing work duties and encouraging work from home where possible (telecommuting). The result is a temporary reduction in workload and capital projects. With fewer employees working, scaled down operations and capital projects put on hold, the Comp Alliance is giving back to its members. In the next week, we will be issuing checks to our members equal to a 10 percent reduction in funding for the 6-week period beginning March 16, 2020.

One of the founding principles of the program was providing an up front, predictable cost for workers’ comp insurance. Since our inception, we have not conducted payroll audits after a coverage term is complete, and we do not have any intention of doing so now. The temporary changes in workforce and operations, however, prompted us to perform an internal review of our job-classifications and develop an appropriate response.

Using information provided by our sponsoring associations, New York State Conference of Mayors and Association of Towns of the State of New York, we have identified several adjustments our members have made to their daily operations. While these adjustments vary considerably by individual member, we focused on common threads, considered the re-classification of the most impacted municipal operations, and developed a credit that we will apply uniformly to our members. We will continue to monitor changes in municipal operations and workforces as we transition to reopening in the coming weeks.  

We wish everyone health and wellness. 

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For the past two months, the majority of municipal operations have engaged in reduced roles, as the State of NewWebinar Image Returning to Municipal Operations York has been on PAUSE criteria. Soon perhaps we can look to establish an expansion in operations welcoming back employees and increasing established workloads.

The Comp Alliance Risk Management department is here to assist our municipal members in establishing new guidelines for re-opening services while easing social isolation in getting employees back to work. NYS has established a phased plan to re-open New York.

This webinar hosted by Robert Blaisdell, Comp Alliance Director of Risk Management reviews the plan, municipal requirements from the plan and our loss prevention recommendations as well, all for the protection of your employees and the public health. 

Registered members can view a recorded version of the May 14, 2020 webinar by Clicking Here and signing in to the Comp Alliance Academy/Safety Webinars.

On May 4, 2020 the Comp Alliance hosted a webinar on the topic of SafSafety Culture Webinar Imageety Culture for Administrators

While our state and nation are in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, now can still be a time to consider the risks facing your municipality and the controls for those risks. 

This webinar reviews the increased dangers facing our municipal workers which administrators should be aware of. Whether it’s working with diminished staff, decreased morale, negative attitudes, incomplete training, or workers just waiting to get back to a normal routine, many factors contribute to additional workplace injuries. 

Robert Blaisdell, Comp Alliance, Director of Risk Management discusses the current workers’ compensation risks and helpful controls for them.

Registered members can view the webinar by Clicking Here and signing in to the Comp Alliance Academy/Safety Webinars.

 

Upcoming Events

12 May 2021
09:15AM - 09:45AM
HAZWOPER Awareness Training Live Via Zoom
12 May 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Live Zoom Safety Training for Comp Alliance Members
14 May 2021
08:00AM - 08:30AM
HAZWOPER Awareness Training Live Via Zoom