Welcome to the Fifth Edition of the Charter Partner's Quarterly Newsletter!

Welcome To The Charter Partner's Community!

We are happy to share several new members have joined us since the start of 2018.  Please help us welcome them to the Charter Partner's community!

Doug Coger of Reliable Fire Protection has joined the Life Safety Alli ance (LSA).  Reliable Fire Protection are experts in fire suppression systems, fire  extinguishers, training and emergency lights with special emphas is on the restaurant and food service applications.  With locations in Eatontown, NJ and New York City, Reliable is a family-owned and operated business with  over 20 years in the fire suppression business.  

John Bailey of Bailey Coach has joined Motorcoach Partners with Integrity (MPI).  In business since 1949, Bailey Coach has acquired over 6 bus companies during that time, making it South Central Pennsylvania's fastest growing transportation company.  John acknowledges that the company would not have achieved all it has without the dedication and loyalty of his employees.  Based in York, Bailey Coach is large enough to handle the most discerning clients, yet small enough to care about every detail that goes into getting people where they need to go. Website: http://baileycoach.com

Michelle Petelicki of Panorama Tours has joined MP I as well.  The company is family run and has been in business since 1995.  Located in Clifton, NJ, the company offers charter services in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  Each bus in the Panorama's fleet of motorcoaches is inspected before and after each trip, and is subject to a strict maintenance schedule.  Website: www.panoramabustours.com

Stay-At-Work Program 

The Life Safety Alliance (LSA) Loss Control Sub-Committee meets periodically throughout the year.  Recently, the topic of returning employees to duty after an injury was identified they requested help on.  

Charter Partners worked in conjunction with PMA Management Corp. experts Jim Rhoads and Susan Stevens to bring a one-hour education session delivered via the web on February 22nd.  

The program reviewed the following:
  • Review the importance of management's involvement in the Stay-at-Work Program (SAW)
  • The establishment of a Stay-at-Work program is the next phase in successfully managing your workers' compensation costs
  • Discuss the steps in developing and implementing a Stay-at-Work program and selecting a Stay-at-Work Coordinator
  • Participants' roles and responsibilities and how to effectively communicate the program to your staff
The participants received great information to take back to their organizations, including a Stay-At-Work planning guide.  

Thank you to Jim & Susan for helping our members with this important topic!

Of special note, we are holding another session of this webinar on May 22nd at 10AM (EST).  

For more information or to register, please email Pattie Cowley.
ALCOA: Leadership and Its Relationship to Safety

As many of you know, we have had a number of opportunities to meet and visit with Paul O'Neill, the former US Treasury Secretary and former CEO of ALCOA. 

He has visited with us here at the Farm and shared his insights on the importance of leadership and its relationship to safety.  We thought you would benefit by reading insights from a friend of Charter Partners, SandRun Risk.   Click here 
for an overview of their experience at ALCOA.
Vermont's Captive Legislation Amended
For the first time in recent memory, a bill containing amendments to Vermont's captive laws passed both chambers and reached the Governor prior to the crossover deadline for policy committees to move their priority bills to the calendars. This should help to further define which bills have a chance of passing prior to adjournment.
While the Legislature is always responsive to captive insurance bills, the speed in which this one was addressed is noteworthy, and in part a reflection of the technical nature of this year's package. H.694 is the consensus product of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation ("DFR") and the captive industry, and represents the latest example of continuous tweaking to make sure Vermont's law remains fresh and responsive.  Read more about the new legislation here.
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