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Loss Control

Loss Control Innovations (LCI), an operating division of MC Innovations, provides loss control services in satisfaction of the needs as outlined by the Office of Workers’ Compensation. LCI dedicates two Loss Control Specialists who provide long-term consulting work, training and assistance with the implementation of loss control service plans for state agencies.

  • Toolbox Topics

    Toolbox Talk Hazard Communications
    Toolbox Talk The True Cost of an Accident
    Toolbox Talk Electrical Safety
    Toolbox Talk Recognizing Unsafe Conditions
    Toolbox Talk At Home Safety
    Toolbox Talk Cell Phone Distractions
    Toolbox Talk How to set up your workstation
    Toolbox Talk How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher
    Toolbox Talk Ladder Safety
    Toolbox Talk Proper Lifting
    Toolbox Talk Slips, Trips, and Falls
    Toolbox Talk Summer Safety Extreme Heat
    Toolbox Talk Using Chemicals Safely at Home
    Toolbox Talk Who is responsible for safety

  • Snapshot Surveys

    A review of workers’ compensation loss control programs and activity at an agency facility with recommendations for improvement. The emphasis is on compliance with VA Occupational Safety and Health regulations as well as implementation of “best practices” including self-inspection routines, safety committees, employee safety training, return-to-work plans, injury investigations and injury trend analysis and vehicle fleet safety.

  • Incident Investigations

    The LCI staff will assist agency personnel with incident investigations upon request or when an injury involves multiple workers. Other criteria can also generate a request for assistance from the Office of Workers’ Compensation for an incident investigation.

  • Claims Trend Analysis

    Periodically, LCI consultants review the COV workers’ compensation claims activity for a specific time frame, usually three fiscal years. The goal is to analyze the activity for identifiable trends which can then be used as a basis for developing new loss control strategies and training to address high-frequency and/or high-severity claims trends.

  • Safety Officer Networking Meetings

    Safety Officer Network Meetings are designed to assist you with improving your knowledge, skills, and abilities while connecting you to other safety personnel in and around your area. These meetings will include activities such as “What Would You Do?” scenarios that will help you to apply safety concepts in real life situations.

  • Safety / Loss Control Consulting

    Agencies can request the assistance of a loss control consultant to help solve a safety problem, evaluate an exposure or hazard and recommend controls or to develop a plan to address hazards presented by a new exposure or activity.

  • Scheduled Loss Control Training

    The consultants deliver safety training classes throughout the year in strategic geographic locations to reduce travel on the part of students. The classes cover a wide range of topics including 10 and 30-hour OSHA Outreach training, VOSH/OSHA topics, safety strategies for the most frequent and expensive types of injuries, and safety officer skills and techniques.

  • Safety Training by Request

    LCI consultants will assist state agencies in developing new or modified safety training programs upon request. Some agencies do not have the resources to develop new training programs and the loss control consultants will assist them in identifying and evaluating the training required and then develop training aids and supporting materials to deliver in a train-the-trainer environment. Send your request to Aubrey Chigwada, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation, at 804-786-0362 or aubrey.chigwada@dhrm.virginia.gov.

For more Information

Safety Links – helpful internet links to resources on safety, training and health programs

Loss Control Articles – a library of searchable loss control articles to assist agency safety representatives with readily accessible information

 

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