On February 16, 2021 at the virtual Association of Towns (AOT) Annual Meeting the Comp Alliance provided two presentations which are available for program members to view under the Webinars Section of the Comp Alliance Academy.
The session topics included:
First Responder Injuries, Cause and Corrections - 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 reviews the frequency of police officer and fire fighter injuries, identifies 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’ Compensation in a Pandemic - 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.