The Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation (County Mutual) and Community Insurance Corporation (CIC) are committed to providing our members with extensive, cost-effective risk management training and programming. While Wisconsin is headed in the right direction, we cannot be certain that all HSD attendees will have had the opportunity to receive a COVID vaccine before the May 2021 training dates. As a result, we will be holding the 2021 Highway Safety Days virtually.
As the turbulent times of 2020 and now 2021 have taught us, we need to find the silver lining in almost everything:
- As you have come to know and expect, we will continue to deliver excellent training content from a variety of speakers.
- Those who need to have the MSHA Annual Refresher Training completed in May will be able to do so in a safe manner.
- There is no travel time, and you have the flexibility in completing the training over the entire month of May.
Registration / Registration link and full venue of speakers and topics will be available as of March 1, 2021.
MSHA Annual Refresher Training Requirements / Following MSHA guidelines, we are providing an alternative training delivery - an online/video-based learning for your staff. MSHA recordkeeping forms, documentation, and pocket cards will be distributed.
Virtual Training Logistics / The training content will be available from May 3-31, 2021. You may choose to have the training viewed in short segments or an all-day learning environment. Recording times will be provided again this year so you may customize your program.
Internet connections and audio/visual equipment will be needed to display the content to your staff. We strongly recommend taking advantage of your entity’s more contemporary training rooms/locations/board venues to provide the best audio and video quality. One county even utilized a local college campus auditorium venue. Registered contacts from each entity will receive instructions for accessing the program content before the Monday, May 3rd availability.
Meal Reimbursement / Typically, we provide lunch during the HSD events. Since we cannot do so, we will supply a $10.00 per attendee gift to assist your department in providing lunch. Please send me a receipt with the training documentation, and you will be reimbursed up to $10/attendee.
Audiometric Exam Reimbursement / Annual audiometric exams are a requirement as a component of your Hearing Conservation Program. American Industrial Medical (AIM) has provided this service during HSD’s for almost ten years. It is essential to have the prior exam results to determine if any Standard Threshold Shift (STS) changes have taken place for recordkeeping documentation requirements and staff notification and re-testing. The County Mutua/CIC will subsidize the cost up to $20/attendee for the exams. If you are certain of your May training day, we recommend securing AIM in advance for that date to reduce downtime for testing. If desired, we are available to assist you in coordinating your training with AIM.
2022 Highway Safety Days / While the 2021 Highway Safety Days will be held virtually, we have secured all 2022 dates and locations already in preparation to once again be in person.
We look forward to continuing to provide you vital risk management services safely and responsibly.
If you have any questions regarding the Highway Safety Days (HSDs), please contact Jodi Traas, Senior Risk Management Consultant for the County Mutual & CIC, at 800-511-9797 or email@example.com.