This webinar took place on March 31, 2021 and the recorded version has been posted to the Comp Alliance Academy Webinars section for program members to view.
Municipal members of the Comp Alliance with fire department operations have exposure to unique injuries relating to their high-hazard work responsibilities. Volunteer and full-time firefighter injuries account for a large number of overall workers’ compensation claims each year and this program will be aimed at controlling these types of injuries. Municipal officials and fire department administrators should understand how first responder injuries are likely to occur to effectively control them through best safety practices.
During this webinar, we review the types of injuries sustained by employees assigned to fire department operations, ranging from those causes which are most frequent in number, to those that pose the most severe injury potential. The program reviews risk management practices to implement as a means to decrease the frequency of injuries and reduce their severity. Includes concrete, practical corrective measures to assist members in better controlling the causes of these workplace injuries.