Risk and Insurance
Los Angeles Chapter
arrived, even though it has been a little unseasonably cool, and I truly
enjoy spending some additional time with my family. During the summer
months, the Board only meets in June and so we always have a lot to
discuss before we say goodbye until August. One item always discussed is
what will the 2005 Board look like.
been part of the L.A. RIMS Board for many years and have seen a lot during
those years. There were a few years, even though we had fourteen folks,
90% of the work was done by only a few. I can say, with a smile, that this
year this is not the case. As I looked around the room during our June
meeting, each person had already made a significant contribution in
supporting the Chapter’s mission. As important, I also realized I
considered the people around the table not just as associates, but also as
So, we are
always looking for a few good members who are interested in joining our
Board of Directors. So you need to ask yourself, would you like to make a
difference, if so, consider joining our Board.
are interested are invited to attend our strategic planning meeting which
will be held on Wednesday August 18th 2004, at the Port of Los
Angeles. We’ll enjoy lunch and a boat cruise of the harbor prior to our
meeting. I have not missed the boat tour in several years because it is
extremely interesting and amazing the level of activity in the Port. I
promise, if you show up, you will not be disappointed. If that does not
convince you, consider this – the boat tour that Kathy Merkovsky
graciously hosts, is similar to boat tours given to foreign dignitaries.
In closing, on behalf of the Los Angeles Chapter of
RIMS, I would like to congratulate Steve Wilder, Vice President of The
Walt Disney Company for being named one of the "100 Most Influential
People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk
Magazine. This is a great
accomplishment and we are privileged to have you as a member of our local
Chapter – way to go Steve.
L.A. RIMS President
RIMS 2004 Western Regional
California Chapters of RIMS Cordially Invite You
to the RIMS 2004
Western Regional Conference
This conference provides the ideal
setting for risk management professionals to gather and share knowledge, discuss
current trends and issues with experts and peers, provide motivation to
implement new techniques, and enhance your risk management career. The
conference is open to RIMS members only, which includes primary, secondary, and
additional deputies as well as those who qualify for membership but have not yet
If air travel is required to attend this conference,
please note that the Hyatt Newporter provides complimentary transportation to
and from John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California. Go to
http://www.ocair.com for more information regarding
this airport and other available ground transportation options.
postmarked on or before July 30
postmarked July 31 thru
Registration postmarked September 8 thru September 24
(Please refer to
registration form for prices)
GOODY BAG DONATIONS
Corporate member donations only; no vendors
The Western Regional Conference Committee is looking for
“goody bag” items to be included in registration bags that will be distributed
to conference attendees. Please send an email to
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would like to donate. Additional information will be provided upon receipt
of your email. Thank you for your anticipated generosity!
of the Port of Los Angeles
Save the date: August 18th!
The monthly luncheon meeting for August will be a boat tour of the Port of Los Angeles.
The boat will leave the dock at exactly 11:30 a.m. and return at 1:00 p.m. The tour includes lunch, sunshine, and a sea breeze as well as the
opportunity to network with peers, while boating through the harbor. You don’t
want to miss this annual favorite! Directions and registration information will
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE RIMS BOARD OF
If you would like to join the
RIMS Board of Directors, please join us for our 2005 Strategic Planning Meeting
which will follow the boat tour. The meeting will be held at the administration
building at the Port of Los Angeles. The address is
425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90732. The meeting will be held in Room 403 and will begin at 1:15 p.m. Please contact the RIMS office if you are interested in
attending the 2005 Strategic Planning Meeting.
partnering with Harvard in a study of the effects of shift work and physical
demands on the reproductive health of female nurses
sits no higher than the operator's head. However, its arms can telescope
upward on compression springs when unlatched.
When the sensor
detects that a tractor is tilting on uneven terrain in a way likely to cause a
turnover, it signals the latches to release. This moves the rollover bar
to a level higher than the operator's head, protecting the head from fatally
striking the ground or bearing the impact of the rollover.
The system is
considered an improvement over a fixed ROPS, which remains elevated above the
level of the operator's head, because that device can be impossible to use in
orchards and other settings where clearance is low.
Substantial Hazard Permits:
Latest Version of California Rule Change Would Extend Liability for Permit
Cal/OSHA is moving closer to
changing the way permits are issued. More than a year ago, an advisory
committee began work on revising the permit process required by Labor Code
Section 6500 for work environments where there is a substantial risk of injury.
According to the code these include the construction of trenches or excavations
five feet or deeper; the construction or demolition of buildings, structures
false-work, or scaffolding more than three feet high; or the use of diesel
engines in underground mines or tunnels.
The rule change would require
more than one party to obtain a permit for hazardous work. The most recent
proposal rule would overrule an Appeals Board decision that limited liability at
worksites to the employer most directly involved with the high-risk activity.
For example under the proposed rule, not only would the contractor responsible
for the constructing a scaffold higher than three feet be required to obtain a
permit, so would any contractor that used the scaffolding. If the proposed
rule is adopted, any contractor that violates the permit requirements could be
held liable, rather than just the contractor that was directly responsible for
The proposed rule would require
two types of permits. The contractor with overall responsibility for the
worksite would be required to obtain a project permit. The specialty
contractor responsible for the hazardous work would be required to obtain an
annual permit from Cal/OSHA. Under the proposed rule, annual permits and
activity notification requirements would remain unchanged.
We'll continue to monitor these
developments and report changes in future issues of Cal/OSHA Compliance Advisor.
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Duties: Receives, reviews and, if applicable,
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requests for certificates of insurance. Assists in the gathering and compiling
of information for submission to the insurance carriers. Completes insurance
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Requirements: 3-5 years related experience
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PURPOSE: To administer workers’ compensation
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MAJOR JOB DUTIES
Report workers’ compensation claims to
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legal entities, management and claimants. Actively manage claims using
effective applications of case management and assist in closing claims in a
Work with Safety/Security Manager to
conduct and coordinate investigations of claims.
Develop and distribute safety/wellness
Monitor and enforce local, state and
federal safety and health regulations as well as company accident reporting
and investigation procedures.
Coordinate applicant health and safety
screenings and employee drug testing program. Coordinate return to work
Compile accident and injury related data.
Generate various reports, such as, accident reports, worker’s compensation
injury/trend and cost analyses. Conduct research, compile and analyze data and
make related recommendations for reducing incidents and costs.
Assist with expense preparation and
Assist in maintaining OSHA logs and
monitoring litigation on all claims
Assist with coordination of modified duty
Assist with coordination of leaves of
Processing appropriate paperwork
Coordinating with payroll, management,
corporate and LTD carrier as required.
Answering employee questions on FMLA/CFRA/PDL
and various other leave related issues.
Coordinate special reports and projects and
assist with other HR programs and functions.
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Three years experience in CA Workers’
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California worker’s compensation regulations. Must have working knowledge of
CAL/OSHA. Knowledge of employment law preferred. Previous experience in
administering leaves of absence a plus. Requires good analytical, mathematical,
and problem solving skills and ability to perform statistical and trend analyses
and generate reports. Must be PC literate, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Requires strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must be
well organized and able to handle multiple functions simultaneously. Must have
valid California Driver’s License and good driving record. Must provide own
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