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Congratulations to Southwest Region School District Superintendent Dave Piazza

Congratulations to Southwest Region School District Superintendent Dave Piazza for winning the APEI $1,000 Champions for Children scholarship at the recent Alaska School Activities Association spring dinner in Juneau. Mr. Piazza has worked for Southeast Region School District for 15 years and became the Superintendent in 2011.
Monday, July 1, 2013/Author: Alaska Public Entity Insurance/Number of views (2278)/Comments (0)/
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Portable Fire Extinguishers

As of November 2012, the State of Alaska no longer issues Class I permits through the Division of Fire and Life Safety. Class I permits allow you to conduct inspections and non-invasive annual maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. The permit allows such things as weighing the unit, making sure the internal powder has not settled, inspecting tags, seals, hoses, and locking items. 

The State of Alaska says "It is the responsibility of the employer to provide training and documentation to enable the employer's personnel to conduct a Class I inspection and non-invasive maintenance of portable fire extinguishers." 

APEI is now offering a free Class I Fire Extinguisher Training Program for all members. This training program allows your employees to conduct annual non-invasive fire extinguisher inspections. It also gives you explanations of multiple OSHA requirements and NFPA standards.  

Training your employees on conducting annual fire extinguisher inspections saves you money. The average cost for an extinguisher servicing company to conduct an annual inspection is $8 per extinguisher, which can add up fast. For some of our remote members, having to pay for a service company's travel costs can be very expensive.   

For more information on APEI's Fire Extinguisher Training Program, contact Cole Cummins, your loss control manager, at ccummins@akpei.com
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How to Save Premium Dollars

Employee Training

APEI offers many opportunities for our members to save money. One way to save is to utilize the APEI Playground Improvement Grant. In order to reduce the number and severity of playground injuries, APEI will reimburse members for half the cost, up to $10,000 for labor and materials to improve a playground surface. The grant includes the purchase and installation of appropriate unitary surfaces like shredded tires, engineered wood fiber, and rubber tiles.

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

Monday, July 1, 2013/Author: Alaska Public Entity Insurance/Number of views (2038)/Comments (0)/
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Changes to the State of Alaska First Report of Injury Forms

The State of Alaska, Division of Workers’ Compensation has made changes to their First Report of Injury Forms.

The employee and the employer will be required to fill out separate forms to first report an occupational injury or illness. Alaska Workers Compensation Board (AWCB) confirms these new forms should be used for all new injury reports starting July 22, 2013.

On the old form (Form 07-6101 Rev 08-2012) the employee and employer sections were both on the same page. The new forms are:

07-6100 -- Employees Report of Occupational Injury or Illness to the Employer

07-6101 – Employer Report of Occupational Injury or Illness to Division of Workers’ Compensation

The State also issuedan instruction sheet on the use of these forms and advises employers that items #13, 15, 16, 17 on form 6101 can be completed by APEI, anditem #14 will be populated by the AWCB upon acceptance of the claim.

APEI felt it was important to provide all members immediate awareness and access to these forms, so you can become familiar with these new requirements.

Please make sure you send both new forms to APEI for our handling.

Updates by the State of Alaska can be found at http://www.labor.state.ak.us/wc/

Monday, July 1, 2013/Author: Alaska Public Entity Insurance/Number of views (2856)/Comments (0)/
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Members Doing the Right Thing

Employee training is valuable for both employer and employee. Well trained employees will have confidence in their performance, leading to improved production and job satisfaction. Training also helps organizations reduce the risk of violating employment laws and OSHA regulations. APEI just held it's annual OSHA 10 Hour Seminar in Anchorage where members from all over the state came to learn how to stay in compliance with OSHA. Stay tuned for the dates of APEI's annual HR Seminar coming this fall.  
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