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Risk Management Regional Training Series

October 14 and November 18

Grab your most comfortable chair and a warm cup of coffee, and join our risk management consultants for one of our upcoming regional trainings being held virtually. Our presenters will provide you with the tools necessary to manage your buildings that need to be reopened or remain closed during the fall season, implement a return-to-work policy, and safely and effectively prevent violence in the workplace. We will also cover hot topics in risk management.

Violence in the Workplace
Certain occupations are at greater risk for exposure to workplace violence than others; it’s a fact. According to OSHA, employees who work alone, late at night, or in high-crime areas, are all more likely to be subjected to an act of violence while on the job. Seems like common sense, right? If your employees routinely deal with irrational, angry, or otherwise hostile clients, then you know how quickly things can spiral perilously out of control. Frontline workers need strategies for safely and effectively defusing agitated individuals before they escalate into dangerous risk behavior.

This training will briefly explore current trends in workplace violence and provide participants with ten practical tips which can help their employees become part of the solution rather than a contributing factor to the chaos of a crisis situation.

Managing Your Buildings
During the fall season, many districts will be managing buildings that need to remain closed or reopening those that are currently shut down. This offers several levels of obligations for districts including water, arson, pests, and security. Verification of mechanical units and flushing the water system are additional considerations. We will provide you with an overview of managing a building that will remain closed or reopening one that has been out of service.

Return-To-Work Policy Implementation
How can you best prepare for a potential workplace injury for one of your employees?  We’ll look at many of the steps needed to implement a return-to-work policy for your district, as well as some of the benefits available when providing accommodations for injured workers that are back to work.

Hot Topics in Risk Management
Risk Management Consultant Jason Jantzi will review the latest hot topics in risk management.

October 14, 9am-12pm, Watch the Recording
November 18, 9am-12pm, Watch the Recording

Please note: The webinars will cover the same topics on both October 14th and November 18th. The only portion that may differ is the hot topics in risk management.


SDAO Academy
Risk Management/Operations: Return-to-Work – 5 credits
Risk Management/Operations: Facility Maintenance/Property Inspections – 5 credits

SDIS Best Practices
Eligible for credit for the SDAO/SDIS Training category.

Outside Credits
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM): 1 PDC HR Expertise (Workplace Risk Management) for attending the Violence in the Workplace segment.

3 continuing education credits through the State of Oregon for licensed insurance agents.

A certificate of completion will be emailed to attendees after the webinar is completed to use for recordkeeping purposes.

Please contact SDAO Member Services with any questions at or 800-285-5461.