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Senior Risk Management/Loss Control Consultant (Commercial P&C)

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Job Description

Amerisure creates exceptional value for its partners, policyholders, and employees. As a property and casualty insurance company, Amerisure’s promise to our partner agencies and policyholders begins with a comprehensive line of insurance products designed to protect businesses, as well as the health and safety of every employee. Amerisure is an A.M. Best “A” (excellent) rated company and services mid-sized commercial enterprises focused in construction, manufacturing and healthcare. We are ranked as one of the top 100 Property & Casualty companies in the United States, and have more than $755 million in Direct Written Premiums and $1.08 billion in surplus.

Amerisure is currently recruiting for a Senior Risk Management/Loss Control Consultant to join our Chicago, IL team.  This role will sit remote in the Chicagoland area or could sit in the northwest Indiana area.

Position Summary:

Performs insurance risk management surveys on complex risk, to attain policy holder risk improvement through reduction of safety hazards.  Promotes markets and otherwise advances the Company through relationships with their exclusive or dedicated Partners for Success® (PFS) Agency and their clients.

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Are You Passionate About Safety?

Dear Professional Members, we are looking to you as potential executive board nominees for the upcoming chapter year. Executive committee members begin their terms on July 1, 2022 and end June 31, 2023. The opportunity to become a chapter leader will enhance your personal and professional leadership skills and could prepare you for broader ASSP leadership roles.

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Lu (Lewis) Li awarded 2021 ASSP Foundation Grant

Chicago Chapter Member, Lewis Li CIH, CSP, continues to impress in the ASSP. A safety engineer with CRRC Sifang America in Chicago, Lewis was recognized as the 2020 Chapter Safety Professional of the Year for his participation with the Chapter and for his dedication to ensuring safe operation in Chicago’s re-invigorated railcar manufacturing industry. Most recently, he was voted in as the 2nd Vice President of the Chapter for the 2021-22 Chapter year. Now, he was awarded the Greater Chicago Chapter Professional Education Grant of $1,000 to help complete his M.S. in Occupational Safety Management at the University of Central Missouri. In this photo, Lewis and his family provides direct words of gratitude for the Chapter’s investment in his future.

The Greater Chicago Chapter Professional Grant & Scholarship are designed to assist professionals and students of safety achieve their professional and academic goals. Whereas the chapter provides the fund, awardees are determined by the ASSP Foundation Board, an entity separate from the Chapter Executive committee. Visit the ASSP Foundation website to learn more about how you can apply for a grant open to both students and professionals. Application period is open from September 15, 2021-January 1, 2022.

OSHA released COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

On June 10th 2021- OSHA finally announced in full detail the ETS. Although the ETS is healthcare-focused, OSHA also issued updated guidance to help employers and workers in other industries protect workers who are still not vaccinated, with a special emphasis on other industries noted for prolonged close-contacts like meat processing, manufacturing, seafood, and grocery and high-volume retail. How does the ETS and guidance impact your business? You can call your local OSHA Area Office for more information.

ASSP and the Greater Chicago Chapter Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

May 1st marked the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month to celebrate the contributions that generations of AAPIs have made to American history, society, and culture in the United States. Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

If we take a brief dive in history, it has been more than 100 years since Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage week was first declared and became a significant time for the AAPI community in the US. On May 7, 1843, the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the US, and a few decades later the transcontinental railroad, which was worked on by roughly 20,000 Chinese immigrants, was completed.

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Hygieneering, Inc. offers COVID-19 risk assessments

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Hygieneering recently provided COVID-19 risk reduction assessment services to a Chicago client at a dozen of their office facilities with portions that are occupied 24/7. The main components of the assessment were:

  • An operations review and measurements of their HVAC systems.
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) baseline monitoring for carbon dioxide, temperature, relative humidity, carbon monoxide and organic compounds.  
  • Policy and performance review of the cleaning and disinfection services.
  • Review of the client’s implementation of existing COVID-19 mask wearing, social distancing, and hygiene policies.
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Culturally Mindful Teaching for the COVID-19 Workplace

In the best of times, keeping your frontline workers safe and healthy can be a challenge. But what about in a year upended by COVID-19? How quickly did traditional workplaces that fought to stay open have to adapt their environments and behaviors to CDC guidelines? How much did having a non-English speaking workforce complicate strategy? No stranger to the challenges of communicating safety, Dan Ramir, CHST, shared the methods developed by the Latino Worker Safety Center (LWSC) to communicate workplace health and safety across cultural barriers. Mobilizing both adult learning theory and cultural relativism, the LWSC has created free, virtual, live workplace COVID-19 health courses designed to reach workers of Latino, Arabic, Chinese, and Polish heritage.

Did you miss the Chapter January webinar and want to learn more? You can contact Mr. Ramir at dan@lwsc.org directly for information or how to sign up your workers. For additional resources on COVID-19 training, you can visit our Chapter Technical Meetings pages for a publicly available COVID-19 Worker Training Program. We will be updating with the LWSC presentation when it becomes available. Stay tuned!

This presentation has been brought to you by Hygieneering, Inc. a leading safety, industrial hygiene and environmental services provider based in Willowbrook, IL.

Holidays, Traditions and COVID-19

We have learned to rethink our approach to everyday activities, but with the holidays around the corner modifying traditions can be hard to do. The CDC provides detailed guidelines for safe holiday party planning during COVID including a list of risk factors to consider beforehand:

  • Location and duration of the gathering
  • Number and crowding of people
  • Behaviors of people
  • Traveling to see family

For many of us who have families overseas or across the country, the last risk factor of traveling to spend the holidays with your family can be an overwhelming decision these days. Holiday traditions are certainly difficult to manage during COVID times, but for now, a Zoom holiday party will be the safest choice. 

Let’s be grateful for what we have this year, cheers to 2020, and “Salud” for a safer and better 2021!

President’s Message – November 2020

November 6, 2020

Hello Safety Pros,

The winds of autumn are being felt throughout much of the country. A reminder to prepare for winter, natural disasters and the impact of COVID-19 during this season as recommended by the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/index.html)

The change of seasons feels predictable and at the same time unprecedented. COVID-19 continues to impact our family, friends, workforce and the world. National and global unrest are intertwined with the pandemic, which brings additional uncertainty.

Please know that I, among others, understand your concerns and emphasize with you during this very difficult time. We keep hearing that “we’re in this together,” and indeed, we are. How we respond to the situation is very much within our control.

One of the keynote speakers at a recent ASSP leadership conference had a quote we can put into practice: “You cannot change the circumstance, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself that is something you have charge of.” –  Jim Rohn

Stay positive, stay safe, stay warm – my thoughts are with you this fall.

Stay safe,

Carmen Julia Castellon, ASP
President, Greater Chicago Chapter
American Society of Safety Professionals