New Mexico Mutual

Workshops & Events

WORK COMP 101

When: November 18th at 8:30 am

Where: New Mexico Mutual – 3900 Singer Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM  87109

Learn how to control your workers’ compensation cost by joining us for our upcoming free seminar. The seminar will begin at 8:30am and last for 2 1/2 hours.

This seminar will consist of a comprehensive on-site educational presentation for the introduction of Workers’ Compensation. Curriculum includes modules presented by New Mexico Mutual professionals in the areas of Underwriting, Claims, Risk & Safety Management and Marketing. Topics include loss prevention strategies, accident investigation and fraud, how to file a claim, and return to work programs.

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Basic Body Mechanics for Caregivers

 Presented by Dennis Rushing – ALCM, OHST, AIM, CET, CHSP – Senior Risk & Safety Consultant

 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am

 New Mexico Mutual • 3900 Singer Blvd. NE • Albuquerque, NM • (505) 345-7260

 Basic Body Mechanics for Caregivers is a workshop designed for trainers and employees alike.  It takes a different approach to preventing back injuries by helping caregivers understand how their back works.  We will look at joints in the body, how they get injured and then how to keep them from being injured.  Leverage in the body will be studied to help us learn how to use the levers in the body correctly and how that leverage can also cause injury. Finally, we will see how to properly lift to prevent the back from being injured while lifting.  This will be a very informative workshop.

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Office Ergonomics

Presented by Dennis Rushing – ALCM, OHST, AIM, CET, CHSP – Senior Risk & Safety Consultant

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am

New Mexico Mutual • 3900 Singer Blvd. NE • Albuquerque, NM • (505) 345-7260

Ergonomic associated disorders account for roughly one-third of workplace illness and injuries in the United States. There are many problems associated with prolonged computer use. Some of those issues include fatigue, eyestrain, blurred vision, and headaches. At New Mexico Mutual, we want to assist you in providing the best workplace for your employees. Below is a list of items this workshop will cover.

  • Understanding what ergonomics and biomechanics are and why they are important to you
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of ergonomic related disorders
  • Understanding the anatomy of pain caused by poor biomechanics
  • Recognizing which positions can cause biomechanical problems within the workplace
  • Learning proper ergonomics for personal workstations
  • Receiving tips for and benefits of protecting yourself

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GHS Hazard Communication Training

Presented by Mary H. Lovato, CSHO – Risk and Safety Consultant

Thursday December 4, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

New Mexico Mutual • 3900 Singer Blvd. NE • Albuquerque, NM • (505) 345-7260

This training will provide employers assistance in meeting the June 1, 2016 OSHA GHS Hazard Communication deadline as well as offer employers with the tools and resources they need to implement these changes and pass on the knowledge downstream.

The OSHA GHS rule, which took effect on May 25, 2012, is not a new standard but provides changes to the existing Hazard Communication Standard. OSHA provides a transition period for employers to comply with the new GHS HazCom Standard. The December 1, 2013 deadline has passed and now it is time to prepare for the June 1, 2016 deadline. The training will focus on workplace labeling, safety data sheets, the hazard communication program and employee training on the newly identified physical or health hazards.

Who does GHS Affect? GHS affects companies that manufacture or import hazardous chemicals; and downstream employers that acquire these chemicals from an outside supplier (as opposed to manufacturing or importing it themselves).

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Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

Presented by Linda Atkinson, Executive Director of the DWI Resource Center, Inc.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 11 AM

New Mexico Mutual • 3900 Singer Blvd. NE • Albuquerque, NM • (505) 345-7260

How does alcohol use affect your workplace? Do you think that alcohol use is not a significant factor in your workplace? If so, think again. Alcohol use has a huge impact on workplace productivity, attendance and employee turnover. Surprisingly, the workplaces most often affected by alcohol use are small to mid-sized employers, according to the Department of Labor. This seminar is specifically designed to guide supervisory personnel and provide training on the following:

  • The role of the supervisor
  • The observations a supervisor needs to make
  • The signs and symptoms of probable drug use and/or alcohol misuse
  • How to approach an employee you reasonably suspect of being impaired
  • Refusals to test
  • When to test and when NOT to test, as well as how to conduct testing

This seminar will also address what to do if you do not currently have a policy.

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