SFM educational webinars
SFM offers educational webinars on workers’ compensation topics for policyholders and agents hosted by our safety and claim experts.
Foundations of hiring and onboarding
Thank you for joining us on November 15 for a discussion on best practices for hiring and training new employees. The webinar covered how establishing good fundamentals can increase employee safety and help your business succeed in the long run.
During the webinar, SFM workers’ compensation professionals shared their extensive knowledge on:
- Hiring process dos and don’ts
- The importance of vetting a potential new hire
- Proper onboarding and safety training
- How to handle performance issues post-hire
Claims 101 webinar
Learn workers’ compensation claims basics, including a breakdown of the lifecycle of a claim, types of injuries and benefits, how to report an injury, and how claims impact an organization’s future premium.
View excerpts from Claims 101 webinar:
- Reporting injuries and return to work
Learn best practices for reporting injuries and the benefits return to work
- Lifecycle of a work comp claim
Understand the typical steps involved in workers’ compensation claims
- Covered injuries & benefits for work comp claims
Discover types of covered workers’ comp injuries and the benefits injured employees and/or their families may receive
- What is an e-mod?
Understand experience modifications (e-mods) and how claim activity can impact an organization’s future premium
Avoiding litigated claims webinar
Learn the reasons why an injured employee may seek litigation for a work comp claim, what the litigation process entails, how litigation impacts everyone involved, and best practices before, during and after litigation.
View excerpts from litigated claims webinar:
- Why avoiding litigation matters
Understand the impact on the claim and the employer when an attorney gets involved in a claim dispute
- Why litigation happens
Discover situations that can lead to the litigation of a work comp claim and best practice examples on how to avoid them
- Common causes of litigated disputes
Learn the common causes for litigated disputes of work comp claims, including liability, and medical and wage loss benefits
- Litigation process
Understand the claim litigation process, from pleadings, to potential settlements, hearings and appeals
- Strategies before, during and after litigation
Learn employer best practices before, during and after litigation of a work comp claim
The fundamentals of a return to work program webinar
Learn how to establish and maintain a return to work program, the benefits of getting an employee back to their pre-injury job, the return to work process, the impact of employer actions, and implications when employees don’t return to work.
View excerpts from return to work webinar:
- History of workers’ compensation
Hear the basics of federal and state workers’ compensation laws and understand pertinent terms
- Importance of returning an employee to work
Learn why employers should return injured employees to work, the benefits for employers and employees, and how to keep good relations among all parties
- Return to work process
Understand the return to work process from the point of injury until the employee returns to work, either in a light-duty role or their pre-injury position
- Financial implications of not returning to work
Discover the costs and exposures for employers if they don’t return an employee to work and the state and federal benefits to which the employee may be entitled
Loss prevention 101 webinar
Learn the basics of a good safety program, including leadership’s role in preventing injuries, how to assess past injuries, identify hazards, communicate to staff, implement safety training, and engage staff in safety.
View excerpts from loss prevention 101 webinar:
- Why loss prevention is important
Understand the importance of prioritizing safety and having a robust loss prevention program
- The role leadership plays in safety and loss prevention
Learn what leadership means in safety and the role leaders play in preventing injuries
- How to perform assessments and determine controls
Understand how to assess past injuries and identify hazards so you can prevent future injuries
- Training methods for your safety and loss prevention program
Learn best practices for implementing safety training for staff and how to engage them in loss prevention year-round
- Communication techniques for your safety and loss prevention program
Follow best practices for encouraging feedback, and communicating safety and loss prevention expectations to staff
Winter slips and falls webinar
Learn why winter slip and fall prevention is important, see examples of hazards that cause injuries, discover best practices to identify hazards and investigate the cause, and learn how to implement changes to avoid future injuries.
View excerpts from winter slips and falls webinar:
- Why winter slips and falls prevention is important
Hear winter slips and falls injury statistics and the impact preventing these injuries can have on your organization
- How to identify winter slips and falls hazards and investigate their cause
Understand the various hazards that can cause winter slips and falls, and how to identify and fix them to avoid future injuries
- How to implement winter slips and falls safety action items
Learn effective ways to implement winter slips and falls safety action items