The two-and-a-half-day session dealt with hiring, liability issues, workers’ compensation, distracted driving and other business topics.
The ACCA teamed last month with Federated Mutual Insurance Co. on a risk-management-training seminar
held at Federated’s Minnesota headquarters.
meeting in Owatonna, Minn., dealt with hiring, liability issues, workers’ compensation, distracted
driving and other business topics.
Charlie McCrudden, the Air
Conditioning Contractors of America’s vice president of government relations,
said the session provided valuable information.
"Most losses faced by
small businesses are completely preventable," he said. "The folks at
Federated showed how having a designated risk manager in a small business is a
Paul T. Stalknecht, the
ACCA’s president and CEO, said the issues in the seminar are directly related
to contractors’ profits.
“The key to controlling
your insurance premiums, and ultimately your business profitability, is to keep
your losses under control," Stalknecht said. "The best companies, of
all sizes, have a designated risk manager to help control those losses. The
challenge? It's not a full-time job. So it's difficult to ensure proper
training and qualifications for the individual charged with this important
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