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Safety Solutions for Skilled Nursing

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, this new class will provide guidance to Trust members who operate assisted living and skilled nursing facilities on programs and training required for OSHA compliance. The program is designed to address work related injury reduction and implementation of best practices specific for these industries. The most frequently cited OSHA standards will be addressed and best practices will be reviewed to help to maintain compliance.  The top loss sources will also be addressed and information and resources provided to help reduce/prevent workers’ compensation injuries. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Learn what OSHA standards apply to Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities
  • Review the most frequently cited standards and controls to help ensure compliance
  • Understand how to control and prevent typical losses
  • Review best practices to minimize and prevent WC injuries and incidents
  • Learn about available resources

Audience:
Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Staff Development and Safety Committee members. Anyone who has the responsibility for the safety programs in the organization. 

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).

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.

This course has been approved for 5.5 CEUs by LeadingAge CT