Safety Solutions: Mindfulness in the Workplace
Workers' Compensation Trust, 47 Barnes Industrial Road South, Wallingford, CT 06492 T (203) 678-0123
Snow date, if necessary: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Reserve the Date!
Cost: Free to Members
Self-Insured Clients: $50 per person
Your employee’s “mindset” in relationship to the environment and those they care for or come in contact with plays a critical role in your organization’s goal of preventing injuries and incidents. This new and interactive educational session taught by Trust staff will provide attendees with information to help eliminate “mental absenteeism” and “habitual inattentiveness” with the goal of reducing and eliminating workplace injuries. Workplace mindfulness looks to build and promote a culture of safety by keeping your employees present and anticipating potential injury risk. Collective mindfulness is safe work culture, shared responsibility and soup to nuts accountability; care providers through management.
This program will increase insight into your work environment and how your employees physically engage with their environment and the people they come into contact with. The presenters will introduce Situational Awareness and how it relates to reducing a wide spectrum of injuries including: patient handling, client interaction, struck by and slip, trip and fall injuries. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions, and know their workplace injuries. This presentation is intended to be interactive and attendees will be encouraged to stand up, move about and participate in mindfulness activities.
- How to determine root causes and insight into Inattentiveness and Habituation
- How to anticipate what comes next, or could come next and ways to see what is about to happen
- How to develop attentiveness and mindful presence
- How slowing down interaction increases safety mindset
- How to model a mindful safety culture by taking a walk
CEO’s, Administrators, supervisors, managers, and team leaders.
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.
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 3.75 CEUs by LeadingAge CT