Monday - August, 20 2018

APEI Offeres OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training

APEI’s annual OSHA 10-hour training will be held April 25th and 26th at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage. This training is a valuable introduction to a wide range of safety regulations and principles. The OSHA 10-Hour training covers a variety of required course topics and materials applicable to school, city, and borough employees.
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What to Expect At Renewal

Although it’s too early to make any promises for renewal, here are a few things you can expect when insurance quotes arrive this spring:
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Please join us in warmly welcoming Buffy and Lisa to the APEI team

Buffy Lisa

APEI said goodbye to long time employees Jennifer Bregar and Jodee Goldsberry, both departing for new adventures. We will miss them and wish them well. 

While saddened to see them go, we are excited to announce that Buffy Blais and Lisa Mattson have joined the APEI team. Buffy is the new Professional Administrative Assistant and will be your new front desk contact and can be reached at Lisa joins APEI as the new Claims Administrative Assistant and can be reached at Please join us in warmly welcoming Buffy and Lisa to the APEI team.

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December 1, 2013 Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communications Standard from OSHA

OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Two significant changes in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). The new label elements and SDS requirements will improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace. OSHA requires that employers train their workers by December 1, 2013 on the new label elements and Safety Data Sheets format. For more information on the new GHS standard, contact Cole Cummins, your loss control manager, at
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Reflections on APEI Board Service

Amy Lujan, ALASBO

I will be stepping down from APEI Board service after nine years this fall.  It has been an incredible nine years of growth, both for me and for APEI.

When I became Business Manager at Nome Public Schools in 2002, I was told that my predecessor had been on the APEI Board, so I should plan on Board service too!  At that time, we were in the middle of an escalation of property and liability insurance rates following 9-11, so I felt it would be a good time to learn more about what was behind the rates.

I started attending committee and Board meetings and found that APEI was in the middle of a transition.  The company had to find ways to improve its financial position, while still remaining competitive in the market.  Over the next nine years, I was able to take part in that transition from a Board member seat, assisting APEI to be responsive to member needs and improving its structure to meet those needs.

I have remained on the Board because I have benefited from my involvement professionally.  Not only did I meet my original goal of learning about the insurance industry, but I learned from being part of a forward-thinking organization that was pursuing continuous improvement.  Leadership stability, both with staff and the Board, has enabled APEI to keep moving forward and improving.  When I was at Nome Public Schools, the insights I brought back from meetings helped the district to improve its risk management.

I would encourage anyone seeking professional development from involvement with a well-functioning Board to contact APEI Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bush about Board membership.  You’ll learn about the underpinnings of the insurance industry, from risk management to investments, and you’ll take part in a thoughtful planning process for APEI’s future.  The knowledge you’ll gain will benefit your current and future employers!

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