WCF Insurance Safety Services

As a business partner, WCF Insurance would like to help you find solutions to help protect your employees and assist you in operating your business efficiently. WCF Insurance offers several safety and health resources for you and your employees. We offer these services through a variety of learning activities and on-site safety and health support.

On-site Consultation Services
Accidents at work have a significant impact on your workers compensation rates and have many hidden costs associated with your business operations. WCF Insurance has a safety department that can assist you in developing an effective safety and health program for your organization. The safety department can help you:
  • Implement and monitor an effective safety program
  • Evaluate your existing safety program and make improvements Conduct safety surveys and train supervisors and employees to recognize and eliminate safety hazards
  • Evaluate exposures to chemicals, noise, heat, or other hazards associated with industrial processes
  • Assess ergonomic hazards associated with manufacturing, computer use, shipping and receiving, manual material handling and other jobs with potential for repetitive stress injuries.
Safety Training Services
WCF Insurance also offers approximately 100 customer training seminars each year at different locations. These seminars offer information to assist policyholders with controlling workers compensation costs, OSHA compliance, current best practices in safety, and the latest innovations in the field of injury prevention. They are developed and presented by, or under, the direction of board certified safety and industrial hygiene professionals.
Selected seminars are also offered via on-demand. Click here to view our catalog of on-demand safety seminars. Video conferences of selected live seminars are also offered at WCF Insurance branch offices located in Ogden, Orem and St. George. Click here to register online.
On-site training is also offered to qualified policyholders. Training is customized to the needs of your business. Topics may include anything from basic hand safety to more specialized subjects such as how to audit your company's safety management systems using the latest ANSI Z10 standard.

Safety Tool Kits
WCF Insurance safety tool kits contain resources, sample programs, and electronic media designed to help you implement effective safety programs and cultivate a healthy company safety culture. With the assistance of a WCF Insurance Safety & Health consultant, you can easily implement injury prevention initiatives in a step-by-step process.
 

Balanced Scorecard: 
What gets measured gets done. This tool kit helps you track the progress of safety goals and activities that reflect not only where your company has been, but where it wants to go.  Set goals for safety that tie into production goals and measure the progress for awarding safety incentives.  Contact WCF Insurance Safety to review how to use the scorecard to take your safety efforts to the next level.

Managing Risk:
This tool kit includes simple instructions and forms for completing various types of risk assessments in the workplace - from routine daily task plans to job hazard analysis and more formal risk assessments.  Employees can quickly assess the risk of a task using the daily task plan or risk assessment. Tools for group risk assessments are also included.  Risks can be addressed prior to starting work to reduce the potential for an injury. 

LIFT SAFE for the Healthcare Industry:
Injuries from lifting are one of the most common and costly injuries for the healthcare industry.  This tool kit goes through the elements of an effective back and lifting injury prevention program for healthcare employees.  Posters are available to encourage employees to think LIFT SAFE prior to lifting a client. Posters showing stretching exercises to encourage employee wellness, algorithms for various types of lifting tasks, and a DVD with video clips showing safe lifting procedures are also included in this resource-rich package. 

Managing an Effective Safety Committee:
Want to establish a safety committee or make your current committee more effective?  This tool kit provides helpful tips in selecting committee members and managing an effective committee.  It includes a sample safety committee program outline, bylaws, and Powerpoint training modules to assist you in training a safety committee in their role and responsibilities. Implementing these suggestions will allow you to have better participation by all members of your committee. 

Motor Vehicle Safety System Cost and Control Guidebook:
A company with a fleet exposure that has effectively expanded their safety system to manage their fleet will have fewer crashes. This translates into lower net insurance costs through lower direct claims costs.  This tool kit will walk you through how to improve your overall fleet safety program.

Special Safety Services
WCF Insurance Safety and Health offers several specialized services to help you take your safety program to the next level. 

Safety Culture Assessment  
WCF Insurance Safety can help you measure what your employees and supervisors think of your safety program.  A confidential survey will be given to employees and supervisors and results will be given to management.  Changes can then be made to your safety program to have all employees on the same page.

ANSI Z-10 Audit
Is your safety and health program world class? WCF Insurance can assist you with an audit of your safety program.  We will compare your program to the American National Standards Institute Z-10 Standard for Occupational Safety & Health Management systems. 

Noise Exposure
WCF Insurance Safety can assist you in determining if noise levels in  your workplace are within OSHA permissible limits.  Noise monitoring services are available to you as a WCF Insurance customer at no extra charge.

Combustible Dust  
OSHA’s Special Emphasis Program for Combustible Dust went into effect in 2008 due to several catastrophic dust explosions throughout the U.S. If you would like to know if combustible dust is of concern in your workplace please contact WCF Insurance Safety & Health. We can evaluate your workplace for combustible dust hazards. 

For more information on WCF Insurance Safety Services, contact the WCF Insurance Safety Department at 385.351.8103 or 800.446.2667 ext. 8103.

 

 

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Insurance coverage in all states other than Utah is provided by Advantage Workers Compensation Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WCF Mutual Insurance Company, doing business as WCF Insurance. Advantage is domiciled in Indiana; NAIC number: 40517. Administrative office: P.O. Box 571918, Salt Lake City, UT 84157-1918.
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