The Intelligent Insurance Solution

Safety Solutions for Group Homes

Workers' Compensation Trust, 47 Barnes Industrial Road South, Wallingford, CT 06492 T (203) 678-0123

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Cost: Free to Members

Taught by Trust staff these NEW INTERACTIVE CLASSES will provide guidance to Trust members on programs and training needed for OSHA compliance, injury and incidence prevention, reduction in the number and severity of injuries and best practices specific to your type of operation.  Updates to OSHA regulations and industry best practices for safety and risk management programs will be highlighted during this daylong interactive program.  Attendees will learn how to audit and implement programs specifically designed for the exposures and hazards that are specific to the group home and residential environment. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Learn what OSHA standards apply to Group Homes
  • Review top compliance needs for Group Homes
  • Understand how to control and prevent typical losses for your type of industry
  • Review best practices to minimize exposures
  • Learn about available resources
  • Attendees will receive audit checklists to evaluate their own programs

Audience:
Anyone in the organization responsible for safety programs, policies and/or training.

Facilitators: 
Sandra Adams Brophy, RN, RS, CHSP
Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers’ Compensation Trust
Sandra Adams Brophy is a Registered Nurse (RN), Connecticut State Registered Sanitarian (RS), and a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP). Sandra has over twenty years of experience as an occupational safety and loss prevention professional, specializing in loss reduction, training development, and risk management consulting for healthcare and municipalities.  She also has over 20 years of experience in the fire service as a firefighter and instructor.  She is a certified trainer for the National Safety Council Defensive Driving 4-hour Course and is an authorized trainer for the 501 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry as well as a Certified Safety Food Manager.  Sandra is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven with a BS in Public and Community Health, and of Quinnipiac College with a Diploma in Nursing. Under the Office of Homeland Security, Sandra was a Safety Officer for the Connecticut Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).

Pamela Hunter, MS, CSP
Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers’ Compensation Trust
Pam’s insurance career spans over twenty-five years working for insurance companies and large insurance brokers.  Throughout her career, Pam has provided loss control services to healthcare, municipal and general industry clients throughout New England.   Pam has an expertise in working with companies to develop and enhance their safety programs.  Pam’s loss control credentials include the Certified Safety Professional designation, a B.S. degree in Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health Management from the University of New Haven. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Pam is authorized to teach the OSHA 10/30 hour General Industry course and the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driver Training course. 

Kathy Marek-Bissonnette, CSP
Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers’ Compensation Trust
Kathy brings over twenty-two years of loss control experience in the insurance industry.  Her vast experience includes all lines of coverage with emphasis on healthcare, training, and Workers’ Compensation.  Kathy is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a certified trainer for the National Safety Council Defensive Driving 4-hour Course, a certified Food Safety Manager, and a qualified OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry 10 and 30-hour course.  Kathy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health.

Carlos J. Rivera
Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers’ Compensation Trust
Carlos Rivera joined the Trust as a Senior Loss Control Consultant in early 2007.  Carlos has over 20 years of experience as a Safety and Health professional, in the manufacturing industry. Carlos’s specialties are in the areas of OSHA compliance, safety program evaluation, indoor air quality, radiation and ergonomics. He is a certified trainer for the National Safety Council Defensive Driving 4-hour Course, an authorized trainer for the 501 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry and a Certified Food Safety Manager.  Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety from the University of New Haven.

Donna Santamaria, MS 
Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers’ Compensation Trust
Donna has over thirty years’ experience as a safety and health professional in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, municipality, and insurance.  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology with a specialization in Occupational Safety & Health and a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health Management from the University of New Haven. Donna is certified as a National Safety Council Defensive Driver course instructor and is authorized to teach the OSHA 10/30 hour General Industry course.

Robb D. Wright, OTR/L
RTW Specialist/Managed Care Manager, Workers’ Compensation Trust
Robb has been active in the Workers’ Compensation arena for over 25 years specific, caring for and functionally evaluating injured workers, assessing work place injury exposures and working to prevent work place injuries. Robb is also has expertise in ergonomics, safe work practice, the ADA/Reasonable Accommodation and other industry specific venues. Robb brings his many years of technical and practical expertise to assist Trust member’s with their return to work programs. Robb is a registered and State of Connecticut licensed Occupational Therapist. Robb received his education from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor’s of Science degree and a Certificate in Occupational Therapy. Robb has collaborated on the Occupational Therapy Interventions textbook specific to the chapter on ‘work,’ lectured nationally on the topic of Functional Capacity Evaluations and locally on given topics associated with Return To Work efforts.

This course has been approved for 5.5 CEUs by LeadingAge CT