Session Descriptions

Risk Management Conference:  Now More Than Ever

Defensive Driving
Session 1 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m—Wednesday, November 08, 2017
The presentation is designed to give practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and traffic violations. The information will help to recognize risky driving behaviors and encourage drivers to choose safe, responsible and lawful behaviors through a self-assessment. We will review a vehicle accident investigation and identify the leading factors discovered to be the cause of the incident. We will then look at the personal impact to the people involved and their post-accident responsibilities to the responding Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement.

Help I've Been Sued at Work
Session 1 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m—Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Ever wondered what would happen if you're sued while performing the duties of your job while in the scope of your employment? If so join, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General Director of the Civil Litigation Unit, Corey Finkelmeyer for an in-depth, captivating discussion on indemnification, the State's duty to defend you, witness preparation and the attorney-client relationship.

I'm Just Here to Read the Meter - Understanding Fido
Session 1 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m—Wednesday, November 08, 2017
There are many myths about what safe dogs and aggressive dogs look like and about what to do to keep yourself from being bitten. Does a wagging tail mean "I'm friendly"? When you meet a new dog, should you put your hand out to let him sniff you? Using video examples of safe and un-safe dogs in a variety of situations, Sarah will debunk the most common myths and give you the essential info you need to stay safe when encountering dogs on the job or in everyday life.

Using a Private Investigator to put the Fire Out in Workers Compensation
Session 1 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m—Wednesday, November 08, 2017
A Private Investigator can assist with many aspects of a Workers Compensation Claim including: covering accident investigation, first report of injury, using licensed investigators, the steps to securing witnesses, social media, case law, ISO searches, social media, life style & medical canvasses, background investigations, Investigative Must, surveillance protocols, drop cam technology and the elements of fraud.

Emerging Risk with Nanotechnology and Driverless Vehicles
Session 2 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.—Wednesday, November 08, 2017
It is important to understand the risks associated with new or unfamiliar technologies. Our speakers for this session will educate us on the technology and risks associated with Nanotechnology and Driverless Vehicles.

Enterprise Risk Management
Session 2 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.—Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Learn about recent developments in enterprise risk and an overview of tools to support your risk management program. We will discuss findings from Aon's 2017 Global Risk Management Survey, the concept of risk maturity, and the average risk maturity levels for public entities and education, along with a free tool you can use to assess the risk maturity of your organization.

Finding the 'Y'; of Safet_ - Would you intentionally hurt the people you love?
Session 2 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.—Wednesday, November 08, 2017
This presentation is powerful, it's personal, and it leaves an impact. It is very pointed at why everyday personal safety, on or off the job, is an absolute must in life. It reminds us that in the blink of an eye, the lives of those we love and protect can be changed and their security put at risk. This presentation answers why we tend to lapse into patterns of unsafe behaviors and why we tend to take chances in the work we do. It presents five specific fundamentals on improving workplace safety. Most importantly, it 'promises' to give you an ending you're not likely to forget.

Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Session 2 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.—Wednesday, November 08, 2017
In this dynamic and interactive session Dr. Zapata will provide an overview of the WI opioid epidemic from a social determinants of health based perspective. This session will also include an overview of how and why the Wisconsin enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (WI ePDMP) developed. The WI ePDMP is a tool aimed at combatting the ongoing epidemic of prescription drug use in Wisconsin and acts as a central hub allowing pharmacies, law enforcement agencies, healthcare professionals and public health officials work together to reduce prescription drug misuse.

Commercial Drones - Managing Risk Across Business Applications
Session 3 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.—Thursday, November 09, 2017
This informational session will focus on an emerging new technology, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS; aka "drones"), that has recently become very popular among thousands of businesses and public operators for improving safety and efficiency. In recent years, drone technology has made the leap from defense to commercial applications to serve as a new mobile-computing platform for the autonomous and semi-autonomous delivery of small payloads including retail merchandise and a variety of remote sensors that offer affordable aerial imagery to improve situation awareness and business intelligence. The technology is entering a phase of wide-scale commercial adoption as the Federal Aviation Administration works with industry to safely integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS); however, safety and privacy risk must be managed at the Federal, State, local and institutional levels. This session will discuss the emerging market behind drone technology and highlight various market segments and business applications to uncover the associated risk to be managed.

Dealing with Disruptive Individuals-De-escalation
Session 3 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.—Thursday, November 09, 2017
Have you ever had an individual become disruptive and it seems as if the behavior came out of nowhere? This session can help you identify early warning signs of potentially violent behavior and provide some basic de-escalation skills for defusing the situation. We will also look at early warning signs as well as recognizing what part of crisis we can play.

The State of the State Risk Management Program
Session 3 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.—Thursday, November 09, 2017
This session is an opportunity for an overview of the Bureau of State Risk Management and will provide you with the annual update of Wisconsin's Risk Management Program. Claim costs for each program area (property, liability and workers compensation), excess insurance renewal update along with premiums, loss trends and loss control activities are several of the topics that will be discussed in this session. This session will provide an overview of the status of risk financing in the state, initiatives that have been implemented and/or are under considered to prevent and mitigate claims to control future premium allocations for the agencies.

Workers Compensation Legal Update
Session 3 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.—Thursday, November 09, 2017
Once again and by popular demand, Attorney Bill Sachse will be returning to enlighten us with a legal update to Workers Compensation Statutes and a review of new case law. Attorney Sachse remains a conference favorite as he is able to educate the audience on Workers Compensation, while keeping the audience smiling.

*****Sound Asleep*****
Session 4 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.—Thursday, November 09, 2017
"The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more." Back this year by popular demand Dr. Kyle Nye will discuss the benefits of sufficient sleep for the human body and the consequences of a lack of sleep due to poor habits and/or sleep disorders. How and why do peoples' sleep needs differ and is there a way to promote "good sleep" to improve physical and mental quality of life?

Machine Safeguarding Overview
Session 4 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.—Thursday, November 09, 2017
ANSI B11.1 "Safeguarding for metalworking machines" will be the primary reference for this topic (guards, devices, distance, location, opening) point of operation and perimeter guards with electrical interlocks, light curtains, area laser scanners, press brake laser devices, two-hand controls, awareness barriers, shields for cutting/turning machines, and NFPA 79 the electrical standard for industrial machines for main power disconnects, motor starters, emergency-stops. The basic principles for risk assessment will also be mentioned.

Preventative Maintenance Inspections
Session 4 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.—Thursday, November 09, 2017
A brief overview of recommended testing and preventive maintenance for Electrical, Heating and Cooling Equipment.

The Changing Tools of Terrorism - from planes, trains and automobiles to trucks, and cells and lone wolfs
Session 4 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.—Thursday, November 09, 2017
Sept. 11th created a new face of terrorism. Recent events continue to challenge law enforcements focus and redirected efforts that continue to impact public events, universities and anywhere groups gather. What is being done to improve preparedness and maximize mitigation and how this impacts the insurance market will be discussed in this session.


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