October’s Meeting

The next SAFER meeting will be held on October 3, 2019 from 8 AM-10 AM at the New England Institute of Technology, (NEIT), 2480 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

From Bob Kunz:
Team SAFER, we are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Here is the line-up:

• Opening

• OSHA update
o Silica standard Table 1 RFI comment period ends 10/14/19 : https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/08142019
o Leading indicator stakeholder meeting 11/7/19 : https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-21111/stakeholder-meeting-on-using-leading-indicators-to-improve-safety-and-health-outcomes

• NCCI experience modification rating discussion – AON, Chris Demas
o What is it?
o How is it calculated?
o Why does it matter?
o How is it used?
o Can it be managed?

• NSC opioid toolbox : https://www.nsc.org/pages/prescription-drug-employer-kit

Cardi Corp sponsoring the Coffee and Calories. Make safe (and healthy) choices today, tomorrow and always.


September Meeting Announcement

The next meeting will be held September 4, 2019, from 8-10 AM, at the New England Institute of Technology 2480 Post Road, Warwick, RI Hall of Fame Room (2nd Floor).

From Bob Kunz:

Team SAFER, ready or not the summer is coming to a close.  Where did it go?  We hope that you are able to join us for to kickoff the 2019-2020 learning series. 

Because we have so much to catch on, we elected to follow last years opening meeting with an open session.  Here is a look backward and forward:

Sept 2018 – Bullet points from my notes

  • Leading indicators
    • Do they support request for budget $s
  • Technology driving new ways to interface with medical community
    • Triage
    • Follow-up care
  • Ladder safety improved
    • Canvas bags for lunches provided by employer.
  • Mgt-Labor connection and Mobile training (van, tablet)
    • Near hit reporting increase
    • At risk observations decrease
    • Safer outcome
  • Hotline to HR
  • Incentivized use of observation APP
  • Complaint box or improvement box?

Sept 2019 – OpportunitiesRI sick time law – has it impacted schedule?

The way we imagine work vs. how it is performed -closing the gap

Workforce challenges

New technology

New equipment

Silica Table 1 – see OSHA RFI https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/08142019

Product recalls – what is going on out there

Conney Safety Recall Resource Page

The coffee and calories for the September meeting are sponsored by AGI Construction Inc. – see link to website: https://www.agiconstruction.com/

We hope to see everyone next Wednesday!  Bring a friend…bring a story….

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