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APEI Offers OSHA 10-Hour Seminar

APEI Offers OSHA 10-Hour Seminar

When: April 25th-26th 2013
Where: Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage
Seminar Topic: OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training

This course is valuable as an introduction to a wide range of safety regulations and principles. The OSHA 10-Hour covers a variety of required course topics and materials applicable to schools and city/borough governments.

There is no registration fee for APEI members. In addition, APEI will pay for two nights at the hotel for one employee from each APEI member. Transportation expenses are eligible for reimbursement throuth the Safety Equipment and Training Grant. Non member registration is $150 per person.

Class size is limited so reserve you spot today.To register, email Jennifer Ulibarri at julibarri@akpei.com.
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Maintaining a Safe School

Maintaining a Safe School

After the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, it is very important for schools to examine the effectiveness of their security measures. 

Educational organizations should begin with a security threat assessment to determine whether improvements can be made to the physical plant or to the policies and procedures. APEI offers a School Safety and Security Checklist that will help evaluate the safety and security of your school.

SchoolSafetySecurityChecklist.pdf

Access control and communication are two of the most important elements in school protection. Many schools restrict entry into buildings to a single point of entry. This is one way to manage your visitors. Having a visitor sign-in sheet is a great way to meet them as they walk through the front door.

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How to Save Premium Dollars

How to Save Premium Dollars

Employee Training

APEI offers many opportunities for our members to save money. One of the easiest ways is to utilize the Safety Equipment and Training Grant. APEI will reimburse up to $1,000 for purchases that are applied towards safety training or equipment, including personal protective equipment. Our members get very creative in the equipment they purchase. The Yaktrax and GripOns traction cleats seem to be the most frequently used item for the grant. They provide greater stability for winter walking and reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls.      Investment in safety equipment and training also helps raise awareness of the importance of safety and its value to your employees.

For more information on APEI’s Safety Equipment and Training Grant, check your loss control manual or contact Cole Cummins, your loss control manager, at ccummins@akpei.com.

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

With the growing popularity of devices like smartphones and tablets, more and more employees are now using their own personal devices as functional workstations. This is now being referred to as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

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Winter Driving

Winter Driving

 

Winter driving in Alaska presents many challenges. From icy road conditions to poor visibility, there are multiple hazards to look out for. By following these SAFETY rules, you can help accomplish safe winter driving. Both of APEI’s online training providers, TargetSolutions and SafeSchools, have multiple courses on safe driving. Remember that by taking these online courses, you can lower your premiums at renewal through APEI's Premium Grant Program. 

Please contact your loss control manager, Cole Cummins, at ccummins@akpei.com for more information regarding APEI’s online training.

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What to Expect this Renewal

From the Desk of the CEO, Jeff Bush

Every year I am startled to realize that it’s time again to begin the annual insurance renewal dance.  APEI will be sending out renewal applications to brokers in the next couple of weeks, so you should expect to be hearing from your broker soon. 

Although it’s still too early to promise anything, here is a short version of what you might expect when you get your insurance quotes later this spring:

  • No Decrease in Property Rates.  Hurricane Sandy ruined it for the rest of us.  Sandy put the pinch on many large property insurance companies, who therefore are pressing for higher rates.  Fortunately APEI has had few major property losses in recent years, meaning that we can expect our rates to remain fairly stable.  However although rates should be stable, we expect most members will be increasing their property values, hence raising their premium.
  • Flat Liability and Auto Rates.  APEI members continue to have good loss experience for these lines of business, and consequently overall program rates should remain fairly flat.  Of course, individual premium rates will vary, because a member’s individual loss experience is the single most significant factor in determining liability or workers’ compensation premium rates.
  • Higher Medical Costs Mean Higher Workers’ Compensation Rates.  We are anticipating workers’ compensation rate increases of as much as 10% program-wide, due to ever-increasing medical costs for these claims.  We continue to push for constructive legislative reforms to address this problem, but to date no bills have been introduced.  If you have the chance, please encourage your legislators to consider changes to the workers’ compensation system to bring medical fees under control.
As always, this time of year provides excitement tinged with a hint of trepidation.  In the coming months we will be busy working with our excess and reinsurers to put together the best possible program for our members.   At the same time we will be working with your insurance brokers to gather necessary information and develop quotes as quickly and efficiently as possible.  This year, reinsurers are requiring complete and accurate underwriting information (the stuff you put in the renewal application and schedules), so please pay careful attention to detail.  Thanks.
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Loss Control Coordinator demonstrates how to properly inspect a fire extinguisher.


Mike Lary, APEI's Loss Control Coordinator, demonstrates how to properly inspect a fire extinguisher with Joyce Mason from the City of Craig. Fire extinguishers need to be inspected monthly and must have an annual maintenance check.

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Members Doing the Right Thing

According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. OSHA regulation 1910.144(a)(3) tells us to mark physical hazard areas where falling and tripping can occur. The City of Craig has marked the stairs in their council chambers with yellow tape to help prevent people from falling.

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Reporting a Loss?

Alaska Public Entity Insurance

2233 Jordan Ave
Juneau, AK 99801-8050

Phone: 907-523-9400

Toll-Free: 877-586-2734

Fax: 907-586-2008