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CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Phone: (602) 631-2000
Address: 3030 North Third Street
Phoenix, AZ   85012

State Compensation Insurance Fund
Address: 333 Bush Street
Suite 800
San Francisco, CA   94104

Pinnacol Assurance
Phone: (303) 361-4000
Address: 7501 East Lowry Boulevard
Suite 800
Denver, CO   80230-7006

Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. Inc.
Phone: (808) 524-3642
Address: 1100 Alakea Street
Suite 1400
Honolulu, HI   96813

Idaho State Insurance Fund
Phone: (208) 332-2100
Address: 1215 West State Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID   83720-0044

Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance
Phone: (859) 425-7800
Address: 250 West Main Street Suite 900
P.O. Box 83720
Lexington, KY   40507-1724

Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation
Phone: (225) 924-7788
Address: 2237 South Acadian Thruway
P.O. Box 83720
Baton Rouge, LA   70808

Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC)
Phone: (207) 791-3300
Address: 261 Commercial Street
P.O. Box 11409
Portland, ME   04104

Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company
Phone: (410) 494-2000
Address: 8722 Loch Raven Boulevard
P.O. Box 11409
Towson, MD   21286-2235

SFM Mutual Insurance Company
Phone: (952) 838-4200
Address: 3500 American Boulevard West Suite 700
P.O. Box 11409
Bloomington, MN   55431-4434

Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance
Phone: (800) 442-0590
Address: 101 N Keene St
P.O. Box 11409
Columbia, MO   65201

Montana State Fund
Phone: (406) 495-5015
Address: 855 Front Street
P.O. Box 4759
Helena, MT   59604-4759

New Mexico Mutual Group
Phone: (505) 345-7260
Address: 3900 Singer Boulevard NE
P.O. Box 4759
Albuquerque, NM   87109

New York State Insurance Fund
Phone: (212) 312-7001
Address: 199 Church Street
P.O. Box 4759
New York, NY   10007

Workforce Safety and Insurance
Phone: (701) 328-3800
Address: 1600 East Century Avenue Suite 1
P.O. Box 4759
Bismarck, ND   58506-5585

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
Phone: (800) 644-6292
Address: 30 West Spring Street
P.O. Box 4759
Columbus, OH   43215-2256

CompSource Mutual Insurance Company
Phone: (405) 232-7663
Address: 1901 North Walnut Ave.
P.O. Box 53505
Oklahoma City, OK   73152-3505

State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF)
Phone: (503) 373-8000
Address: 400 High Street SE
P.O. Box 53505
Salem, OR   97312-1000

Pennsylvania State Workers Insurance Fund
Phone: (570) 963-4635
Address: 100 Lackawanna Avenue
P.O. Box 5100
Scranton, PA   18505-5100

Beacon Mutual Insurance Company
Phone: (401) 825-2667
Address: One Beacon Centre
P.O. Box 5100
Warwick, RI   02886-1378

South Carolina State Accident Fund
Phone: (803) 896-5800
Address: P.O. Box 102100
P.O. Box 5100
Columbia, SC   29221-5000

Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Phone: (800) 859-5995
Address: 6210 East Highway 290
P.O. Box 5100
Austin, TX   78723-1098

Workers Compensation Fund
Phone: (800) 446-2667
Address: 100 West Towne Ridge Parkway
P.O. Box 2227
Sandy, UT   84070

Washington Department of Labor and Industries
Phone: (360) 902-5800
Address: P.O. Box 44001
P.O. Box 2227
Olympia, WA   98504-4001

Wyoming Division of Workers Safety & Compensation
Phone: (307) 777-7159
Address: Cheyenne Business Center
1510 East Pershing Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY   82002

Workers Compensation Board - Alberta
Phone: (780) 498-3999
Address: 9925-107 Street
P.O. Box 2415
Edmonton, AB   T5J 2S5

Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia (WORKSAFEBC)
Phone: (604) 273-2266
Address: P.O. Box 5350 Station Terminal
P.O. Box 2415
Vancouver, BC   V6B 5L5

Manitoba Workers Compensation Board
Phone: (204) 954-4321
Address: 333 Broadway
P.O. Box 2415
Winnipeg, MB   R3C 4W3

Phone: (506) 632-2200
Address: 1 Portland Street
P.O. Box 160
Saint John, NB   E2L 3X9

Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 491-8999
Address: 5668 South Street
P.O. Box 1150
Halifax, NS   B3J 2Y2

Prince Edward Island Workers Compensation Board
Phone: (902) 368-5680
Address: 14 Weymouth Street
P.O. Box 1150
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7L7

Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board
Phone: (306) 787-4370
Address: 200 - 1881 Scarth Street
P.O. Box 1150
Regina, SK   S4P 4L1

Puerto Rico State Insurance Fund Corporation
Phone: (787) 793-5959
Address: G.P.O. Box 365028
P.O. Box 1150
San Juan, PR   00936-5028
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Engaging With Younger and/or Developing Workers; Inspiring a Safe Work Culture

By Tammy Lynn, CSP

Engaging workers in safety and health training can be difficult, and younger workers are no exception. Younger workers expect training to be available, quick, and relevant so that they know what they will get out of it.

Following are some tips for conducting engaging training that supports learning.

  1. Engage the audience. Regardless of age, people tend to acquire knowledge better when they are involved in the learning process and understand how it applies to them. Effective learning utilizes multiple senses and is more of a discussion or activity than a lecture.

    Example: Hearing Protection Training

    While teaching a 10-hour OSHA class for a group of high school trades and industry students, this technique was used as part of the curriculum on understanding noise and protecting your hearing. Upon arriving, the instructor inquired whether any of the students were driving yet. If a student answered yes, the instructor asked whether they had driven that day, whether they listened to a lot of music, and what type of speakers or sound system they had. Inevitably, there were a couple of students anxious to talk about their stereo systems. With sound level meter in hand, the instructor asked for a volunteer to crank up his or her car stereo to gather some noise readings. Students were not only happy but excited to show off their rigs with this parking lot field trip.

    Back inside the classroom, with noise readings in hand, students were asked a variety of questions, such as how they would feel if they could no longer hear music or how the inability to hear would affect their leisure time and future plans? As these questions were discussed, it became apparent to the students that workplace injuries don't go away when you leave the workplace.

  2. Make it a game. A game is slightly different from just being fun in that a game includes the element of friendly competition. Don’t be afraid to be creative or revise games you already know and love.

    Example: Jeopardy or Trivia

    Two very easy games to modify are Jeopardy or any trivia game. You may have seen versions of these out there for purchase, but it is also easy to create your own with PowerPoint or using something as simple as index cards, tape, and a Sharpie marker. The chance to win prizes, such as candy bars and inexpensive tokens, can help a great deal in motivating younger workers to pay attention during training and participate in the contest.

  3. Confirm understanding. Training sessions often conclude with a quiz to provide documentation that participants received the information, but we never really know how long they retain it or whether they understand how to apply it. To make the quiz more relevant to the audience, it may be better to let them develop the questions.

    Example: Elimination Round

    Participants are broken into groups. Each group presents a question or challenge scenario to the other groups based on the material from the training. As a team misses questions, they are eliminated. The last team standing is the winner. At the completion, any incorrect answers can be discussed. This technique can also be used as a quick pre-task evaluation, toolbox talk, or as part of a safety week challenge.

If we want our younger and developing workers to work safely throughout their careers, it is critical that we start equipping them before they are full-time employees in an organization. The ideas above are just some ways a safety professional can engage with younger and developing workers to help instill a safety-focused mindset. The goal is that all workers will come to understand the importance of applying safe and healthy habits at work and home. By engaging them in fun and relevant learning and repeatedly reinforcing their understanding of the concepts, their training experiences will be remembered as positive, relevant, and usable.



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