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Past Seminars



OSHA Revised Silica Standard

The revised rule requires parameters to be put in place to limit exposure to silica dust and is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for the General Industry and Maritime. The new respirable crystalline silica exposure rule took effect on June 23, 2016, and stipulated industries have one to five years to comply.

Compliance Schedule:

September 23, 2017 – Construction Industry deadline for final rule compliance. (OSHA is offering compliance assistance to employers making good faith efforts to comply during the first 30 days. For more information see September 20, 2017 memorandum.)

June 23, 2018 – General Industry, Maritime, and Hydraulic Fracturing Industries deadline for final rule compliance. (All provisions of Hydraulic Fracturing fall under this date except for Engineering Controls, which have a compliance date of June 23, 2021.)

Key Points:

  1. The permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica is reduced to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, average over an 8-hour shift.
  2. Employers are required to use engineering controls to limit worker exposure to the permissible exposure limit (PEL).
  3. When engineering controls cannot adequately limit exposure, respirators are to be provided.
  4. Worker access to high exposure areas are to be limited.
  5. A written silica exposure control plan is to be developed and implemented.
  6. Medical exams should be offered to highly exposed workers for monitoring purposes.
  7. Workers need to be trained on silica risks and how to limit exposure.

For more information on the OSHA revised silica standard, please visit the below link or give us a call at (800) 845-8437.

OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

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Controlling Your Insurance Destiny With A Group Captive

October 25, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us to learn about group captives and how many successful organizations are adopting these risk management, financial and tax savings strategies employed by the majority of Fortune 500 companies for their:  Workers’ Compensation | Automobile Fleet | General Liability | Group Health Programs

In 45 minutes, you will be educated on the following:

What is a captive?

  • A captive is an insurance company that provides insurance to and is controlled by it’s owners

Why should YOU consider a captive and what are the benefits of being a member of a group captive?

  • Control what premium you pay each year
  • Pay yourself a majority of your insurance premium
  • Earn profits from your insurance company
  • Earn investment income
  • Tax advantages
  • Lower costs
  • Greater long-term stability
  • Transform insurance from a cost into a PROFIT CENTER

Who should consider a captive and what type of companies or organizations share such qualities?

  • Management teams committed to safety with solid safety programs in place
  • Loss histories that are average or better than average for their respective industries
  • Casualty premiums totaling $100,000 or more from Workers’ Compensation or Workers’ Compensation in conjunction with General Liability, Auto Liability or Auto Physical Damage
  • Group Health Plans with 75 or more covered individuals
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Labor Law Updates

September 27, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Join us for this upcoming Webinar to learn about Federal and State Compliance, impacts and solutions and outlook for 2018!

In 45 minutes, you will be updated on:

    1. Overtime Rules and Regulations
    2. ACA (Affordable Care Act)
    3. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
    4. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

The delivery of the content in this Webinar will be open and transparent from a professional Human Resources point of view!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Presenter:  Scott Bowers, SHRM-SPC HRCI-SPHR MAED, VP, HR Consultant LassiterWare

 

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Human Capital Management Technology | The Future of Workforce Management

August 30, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Join us for this upcoming Webinar to learn about the future of workforce management.

In 45 minutes, you will learn:

    1. The state of today’s labor market
    2. Trends in HCM Technology
    3. Benefit strategy tools for attracting and retaining top talent in an employee driven market
    4. Talent Activation – How to maximize productivity from your employees
    5. Big Data:  Workforce Analytics – What is “Big Data” and how to utilize your own information

This is an excellent overview that highlights the best practices being used by today’s leading companies.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Presenter:  Kelly Kidd, District Manager/External Partner Channel, ADP

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Empower Your HR & Safety Efforts With LassiterWare’s Online Resource

July 26, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us in July’s Webinar to learn about LassiterWare’s Online Resources. We’re excited to present this unique and comprehensive platform of safety managements tools “free” to LassiterWare clients.  Learn how this one resource enables organizations to save time and costs by empowering them with tools and applications to help proactively manage employees, comply with regulatory requirements and reduce exposures to loss.
Tools and Resources include the following:
    1. Comprehensive HR and Benefits Library
    2. HR Hotline providing live consultation with credentialed HR professionals and attorneys
    3. Employee Onboarding, Training and Tracking system
    4. Comprehensive Safety and Best Practices Risk Management Library
    5. OSHA log and reporting system
    6. Certificate of Insurance management system
    7. Safety Data Sheet management system
    8. Claim Tracking and Reporting system

This is an excellent introductory Webinar to this powerful management system, as well as a way for current clients to reacquaint themselves and learn about exciting and new additions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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Personal Umbrella Insurance

June 28, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Join us in June for a Webinar on Personal Umbrella Insurance. What is a Personal Umbrella Policy and why would you want one?
• Selecting an adequate limit
• Personal Assets
• Lines of insurance typically covered
• Lines of insurance typically NOT covered

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Marijuana in the Workplace | An Unclear Issue for Employers

May 17, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Join us in May for a Webinar to learn about Marijuana in the Workplace.  Gain an education and understanding to ensure your company’s policies and procedures are in compliance.

  • Does marijuana remain an illegal drug?
  • How many states have legalized:
    • Medical marijuana?
    • Recreational marijuana?
    • Both medical and recreational marijuana and what is the difference between the two in the workplace?
  • What are the common features of the State Marijuana Statues?
  • Do employers in states that have legalized marijuana still permitted to conduct marijuana testing on employees?
  • If an employee fails a drug test for marijuana, however, has a medical prescription, can the employer terminate employee or would that be considered discrimination?
  • If a company has multi-state employees wherein some states have legalized medical and/or recreational use of marijuana and some do not, how does a company effectively manage this issue in the workplace and be in compliance?
  • What should be included in the employee handbook/workplace policy regarding the legalization of the drug?

Presenters: Jeff Branham, Esquire and Doug Noah, Esquire
Dean, Ringers, Morgan & Lawton

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OSHA | New 2017 Reporting Requirements

April 26, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated the rule that pertains to the reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. The new rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that began on January 1, 2017. The goal of the rule is to encourage employers to better identify hazards, address safety issues, and prevent future injuries and illnesses.

In 45 minutes, we will discuss:

  • Requirements for employers based on employee size
  • Which OSHA forms employers are required to submit and deadlines
  • Future requirements and expectations
  • New Anti-Retaliation Protection
  • Increased fines and penalties
  • Resources and Solutions

Speaker:

Matt Gore, ARM AIS
Sr. Loss Control Consultant
Amerisure Insurance Company

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Post Inauguration | Economic Update & Your 401(k) Plan

March 29, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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A 401(k) is a valuable retirement tool, but not one size fits all. Positioning yourself in the best possible light takes time and thought.

In just 45 minutes, we will learn:

  • The basics of a 401(k) plan.
  • How your 401(k) account may be enhanced by appropriate investment of certain proportions of a portfolio in certain sectors.
  • How you can use historical performance to design an optimal investment strategy.
  • A brief overview of how economic fundamentals affect your 401(k).

Speaker:

Brian Totam
Vice President, Client Advisor
JP Morgan Investment Services
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Driving Down Escalating Auto Insurance Costs!

February 22, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Auto insurance costs have become one of the top concerns for commercial businesses in 2017. Over the past 5 years, claim costs have skyrocketed due to numerous factors including reduced gas prices, an improved economy, an increased number of workers on the road, the ever rising distracted driver dilemma involving cell phone/texting use, and higher jury awards. Industry-wide, incoming premium dollars have not kept pace with rapidly rising claim costs. To restore balance, premiums are increasing and each account is under greater scrutiny for underwriting acceptability.

Join us as we take a look at:

1. the current distressed state of the commercial auto insurance market,
2. uncover the reasons for escalating premiums,
3. examine how an underwriter prices your account and,
4. most importantly, discover low or no-cost best practice strategies your business can implement immediately to reduce these costs!

Speaker(S):

Matt Gore, ARM, AIS
Sr. Loss Control Consultant
Amerisure Insurance Company

John Bruneau, Esq.
Vice President, Insurance Operations
LassiterWare, Inc.

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