CFMA South Jersey: Webinar – Developing Your Safety Plan & Best Practices – Construction & Covid-19


When: Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Covid-19 exposures are likely to be a reality for the next year. That is the reality. Safety on the jobsite regarding this exposure has never been more important. An accident on a jobsite is often individual and has relatively minor consequences on the production of the project as a whole. A Covid-19 exposure on the jobsite can be costly, lead to delays, and significant claims putting the profitability of the jobsite at risk. 

Putting together a Covid-19 plan that complies with OSHA and CDC guidelines is the minimum standard and may not provide enough protections for your employees and subcontractors. This program is designed to review the OSHA and CDC guidelines and build upon them to assist a company in designing a plan that takes into account other practices that would go above and beyond the basic guidelines using the basic tenants of the hierarchy of control of risk. Because of the unique nature of this particular pandemic with asymptomatic transmission, there is no one best practice. 

At the end of the session a Q & A roundtable discussion will commence as a way to foster additional ideas to better protect workers, budgets, and reputations in this uncertain environment. 
This webinar is for General Members including Superintendents, Project Managers and Estimators, and also for interested Associate Members. 

Although we are the Construction Financial Management Association, our meetings and educational opportunities often lead us into topics such as this Safety Webinar. The benefits to your Construction team can range from your CFO and Controller to your Superintendents, Project Managers, Estimators and Field.

If you know someone, within your organization, a colleague or friend, who would benefit from access to this type of forum, please feel free to share this Webinar or CFMA – see www.cfma.org for a Local Chapter near you!

**This Webinar will be recorded, and registrants will be provided access to the recording after the presentation.
About our Presenter: Ronald Hicks, CIC, CRIS, CRM

For over 25 years Ronald Hicks, CIC, CRIS, CRM has been helping clients navigate their insurance and risk management needs. With experience in commercial insurance sales, underwriting, client service, and loss control, Mr. Hicks saw a gap in the brokers’ services and the client’s needs and found his passion as a Risk Management and Insurance Consultant.

He enjoys walking through places of employment and working with management to find ways to make the workplace more efficient, safer, and above all reducing losses from all aspects of an operation.

Ron has experience in commercial, industrial, institutional, public, and residential property risks. He has managed risk programs with over $1 billion in real property values. His construction risk practice has focused on larger contractors with significant fleets and heavy operations. He is passionate about vendor/subcontractor insurance transfer and has developed a strong methodology for certificate management and collection procedures.

He has assisted distributors in reducing losses stemming from warehouses and fleets. His past and current clients include union and non-union contractors with large fleets and heavy workers comp exposures, distributors and manufacturers with large property and fleet exposures, real estate, print news media companies with world-wide exposures and distribution, and the largest mass transit system in the US with a $5 Billion construction budget.

Ron has written numerous white papers over the years and provided various levels of training in the area of contractual risk transfer, fleet management, coverage issues, employee safety including OSHA 10 & 30. He was approved for CLE credits in NJ by the NJ Supreme Court for Additional Insured Issues and Contractual Liability.

Ron regularly reviews policy language for coverage concerns, hidden exclusions, and
problematic endorsements in an effort to help clients navigate coverage issues before they become problems.

Ron was one of the first 500 professionals to earn the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation from the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI). He maintains his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Management (CRM) designations. In 2017 Ron accepted a Faculty Position for the Control of Risk segment of the CRM designation. Ron is also an authorized OSHA trainer in the construction industry.