BETHEL, Vt. — The Vermont Logger Safety and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program will hold three public meetings with new information on January 28th, 29th and 30th in Bethel, Barton and Chester.
- January 28th 4-6pm Bethel Town Hall, 318 Main Street, Bethel
- January 29th 4-6pm Barton Memorial Building, Memorial Hall, 17 Village Square, Barton
- January 30th 4-6pm Newsbank, 352 Main Street, Chester
In addition to general information about how the program works, and resources that have been developed, the presentation will also include the opportunity to –
- Review, ask questions and provide feedback on the jobsite safety standards checklist before on-the-job safety consultations start this winter
- Meet representatives from W.J. Cox, a company with decades of experience with jobsite safety for loggers, that will be completing the jobsite consultations and checklist
- Learn about the start date, and expiration, of safety certification and how that will work with insurance policy renewals
- Learn about the program’s Oversight Committee that will have representatives from the logging and insurance sectors, working with state regulators, to steer the program in the coming years
- Meet with representatives from insurance carriers serving Vermont’s forest economy and the Vermont Departments of Financial Regulation, Labor and Forests, Parks and Recreation
The Vermont Logger Safety and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program has been designed to address the root causes of high workers’ compensation insurance rates in the state of Vermont and create safer logging operations with reduced costs. Participation is voluntary. There are 20 Vermont logging contractors, with 70 employees between them, that stepped forward together in 2019 to invest in this program – please join them in 2020. When you attend this meeting, please bring a logger, insurance agent, or others you work with, to learn more.
–Vermont Logger Safety and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program
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