Construction Safety Topics Offered in Series of Free Webinars

The Risk Control unit of CNA insurance companies, Chicago, Ill, will hold a series of webinars this month for its School of Risk Control Excellence. On the agenda for tomorrow, March 3, is a presentation about OSHA signalperson requirements.

The webinars are free to CAN producers and existing or potential policy holders. Six webinars in all will be held. To register for a course or learn more about educational opportunities with CNA Risk Control, visit www.cna.com/rceducation or call 866-262-0540.

Following are the webinar topics as well as the corresponding times (all in Eastern Time).

March 3, 9 a.m. – Injury Management and Preferred Provider Awareness for PA Insurance Agents

To maximize the delivery of healthcare services and return-to-work outcomes, there must be collaboration between CNA, the employer, the employee and preferred medical providers. This webinar explores the components of the claim process: the relationship with a preferred medical provider, immediate medical care procedures, accident investigation and the stay-at-work/return-to-work process.

March 3, 2 p.m. – Understanding OSHA 1926.1419-1428 Signal Person Qualification Requirements

This webinar is designed to provide information and training tools for the qualification requirements of signal persons, while promoting job safety and an understanding of how to meet OSHA requirements. It will include information for use when conducting classroom trainings as well as a sample practical exam.

March 10, 2 p.m. – Compliance, Safety and Accountability for Construction

Scheduled to be fully implemented during 2011, Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) will impact every contractor with a DOT number with regulated vehicles. During this webinar, learn the seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASIC), how your drivers and your company will be measured on each, and how to prepare for CSA.

March 15, 11 a.m. – Managing the Risk of Interruptions to Technology Services, Ensuring Availability

The modern economy is increasingly relying on technology. The reliability of internal and external technology infrastructure has become central to the success of businesses of all sizes and in all industries. Advances in data transmission and storage have made distributed service models such as "cloud computing" an attractive option for increasing efficiencies and reducing expenses. Learn about unforeseen interruptions to these services - hurricanes, configuration errors, cyber attacks, and unexpected failures of critical infrastructure.

March 29, 2 p.m. – Equipment Theft Prevention

Every day, construction equipment is stolen from job sites or contractors' yards. Learn about ways to control equipment theft and mitigate the associated risks.

March 31, 2 p.m. – Return to Work: How You Can Positively Impact your Client's Profitability

Managing the total cost of a workers' compensation program - including medical and vocational rehabilitation costs, through a return-to-work guide - makes good business sense. Learn how CNA's cost containment process can decrease lost time days and reduce your clients' workers' compensation costs now and in the future.

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