The 2021 AOT Annual Meeting & Training School sessions and exhibit will all be conducted online due to continuing concerns with in-person meetings. The event will include virtual educational sessions as well as the vendors and exhibitors for attendees to network with.
The Comp Alliance encourages you to join the virtual exhibits throughout the event and to participate in the educational sessions, including the following sessions which we are presenting.
First Responders Injuries - Cause and Corrections - Monday 2/15 from 10:10-11:00 AM - With the potential for employees to sustain serious injury while responding to an emergency response call, police and fire departments represent a large risk for municipalities. Administrators should understand how these first responder injuries are likely to occur in order to recommend improvements to prevent them in the future. This program will review the frequency of police officer and fire fighter injuries, identify the cause of injuries and what body parts are most effected, including those losses with the most severe impact on departments, and recommend some remedies to reduce these types of injuries.
Workers’ Comp in a Pandemic - Monday 2/15 from 11:10-12:00 Noon - We will have an open-panel discussion on workplace exposures during the on-going pandemic, how municipal operations can succeed when proper precautionary procedures are followed, and how does the aspect of working from home effects workplace injuries, and how can departments maintain safe operations when workers are out sick or quarantined in these times. Our approach to investigating and responding to COVID 19 claims received to date, the legislative response in New York as well as other states, and thoughts regarding
the future of COVID in the claims arena.