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Information and resources to help our Member Districts support a safe and healthy work environment.

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PSWCT/UP Fall 2021 Training Schedule

PSWCT/UP Fall 2021 Training Schedule

News
Training opportunities for fall 2021.
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Risk Reduction Program

Risk Reduction Program

Workers Compensation Trust
Review our list of risk reductions programs aimed at reducing exposure to risk.
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Risk Management / Loss Control

Risk Management / Loss Control

Workers Compensation Trust
Summary of Loss Control and Risk Management services provided through PSWCT.
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Accident Prevention Program

Accident Prevention Program

Workers Compensation Trust
This sample program is provided to assist member employers in developing programs tailored to their own operations.
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Ergonomics

Ergonomics

Workers Compensation Trust
Loss Control Consultants can review workstation set ups and make appropriate adjustments and/or recommendations.
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Wildfire Smoke Emergency Rule

Wildfire Smoke Emergency Rule

News
New rules taking effect to control exposure, protect, and train employees to the hazards of wildfire smoke.
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WA State Emergency Heat Exposure Rules Increases Protection for Outdoor Workers

WA State Emergency Heat Exposure Rules Increases Protection for Outdoor Workers

News
LNI introduced a new rule for preventing heat-related illness in employees when temps reach 100.
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Heat Stress & Hydration Information

Heat Stress & Hydration Information

News Sound Advice
Information to help employees avoid heat-related illnesses.
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Preparing Your Workspace for Summer Break Teaching Staff

Preparing Your Workspace for Summer Break Teaching Staff

News Sound Advice
Keeping teachers safe as they prepare to end the school year.
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End of School Year Summer Safety Tips

End of School Year Summer Safety Tips

News Sound Advice
Tips for moving classrooms, summer maintenance, and facilities support for teachers.
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Return-to-Work (RTW) Programs: Savings Evident

Return-to-Work (RTW) Programs: Savings Evident

News
Read the latest update from Aliza Hauser about the Return to Work Incentive Program.
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Miss A Webinar from the 20-21 Fiscal Year?

Miss A Webinar from the 20-21 Fiscal Year?

News Sound Advice
Take a look at the list of webinars presented this past fiscal year and contact us for presentation materials.
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PSWCT-UP Website Has A New Look!

PSWCT-UP Website Has A New Look!

News
If you haven’t visited our web site recently, it’s time to check in!
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Meet Our New Staff

Meet Our New Staff

News Sound Advice
Meet the new Directors at PSWCT/UP!
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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

News Sound Advice
We invite you to walk with us as we work to eliminate the opportunity gab by becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization.
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Injury Prevention and Mental Wellness Through a Consistent Yoga Practice

Injury Prevention and Mental Wellness Through a Consistent Yoga Practice

News Sound Advice
Explore the benefits of bringing yoga into your life and into the life of your employees.
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Employee Safety Health Handbooks Updated for 2021-22

Employee Safety Health Handbooks Updated for 2021-22

News Sound Advice Workers Compensation Trust
2021-22 Employee Safety Health Handbooks available in multiple languages.
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“K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 School Year” dated May 13, 2021

“K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 School Year” dated May 13, 2021

News Sound Advice
This one document was generated through a consensus of different agencies and was approved by the Governor for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 school year.
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The Unemployment Pool Welcomes Riverview School District

The Unemployment Pool Welcomes Riverview School District

News Unemployment Pool
Welcome Riverview School District to the Unemployment Pool!
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Physical Ability Evaluation Program

Physical Ability Evaluation Program

News Sound Advice Workers Compensation Trust
PSWCT has partnered with Concentra Occupational Health to deliver assessment services to Trust members throughout the Puget Sound region.
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Accident Prevention Program (APP)

Accident Prevention Program (APP)

Workers Compensation Trust
Within any workplace setting, injuries may occur. Districts should implement an Accident Prevention Program and train employees to reduce the chances of injury
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Claims Coordinator Team

Claims Coordinator Team

Workers Compensation Trust
Meet the PSWCT Claims Coordinators.
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Out in the Field with Loss Control

Out in the Field with Loss Control

Workers Compensation Trust
PSWCT Consultants, Elizabeth Jakab and Jessica Guy offer a glimpse from behind the scenes at school districts.
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Shout – Out to Elizabeth Jakab, Our Industrial Hygiene Consultant

Shout – Out to Elizabeth Jakab, Our Industrial Hygiene Consultant

Workers Compensation Trust
Shout out to Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Elizabeth Jakab.
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Deep Dive into Telephonic Case Management

Deep Dive into Telephonic Case Management

Workers Compensation Trust
Learn why Telephonic Case Management is the future.
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Congratulations to Nikkia McCormick, the Trust’s Newest Claims Consultant!

Congratulations to Nikkia McCormick, the Trust’s Newest Claims Consultant!

Workers Compensation Trust
Congratulations to Nikkia McCormick on her promotion.
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Success Story – Snoqualmie Valley SD High School Lab Transformation

Success Story – Snoqualmie Valley SD High School Lab Transformation

News
Snoqualmie Valley SD putting safety first in Chemicals Lab.
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Trustee’s Turn

Trustee’s Turn

Workers Compensation Trust
A message from Ailene Baxter, immediate past Chair, Executive Advisory Board, PSWCT
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Mary Brannon

Mary Brannon

Unemployment Pool WCT-UP Staff Workers Compensation Trust
Director of Finance
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John Snyder

John Snyder

Unemployment Pool WCT-UP Staff Workers Compensation Trust
Director of Finance
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Yzabel Nelson

Yzabel Nelson

Unemployment Pool WCT-UP Staff Workers Compensation Trust
Director of Client Relations
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Workers’ Compensation COVID Resources

Workers’ Compensation COVID Resources

Workers Compensation Trust
Links and other Workers' Comp resources to know about related to COVID-19.
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Unemployment and COVID

Unemployment and COVID

Unemployment Pool
Employment Security Department Resources for Districts during COVID.
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Education Workers: Is COVID Covered Under Workers Compensation?

Education Workers: Is COVID Covered Under Workers Compensation?

News
Our Claims Administration Director answers common questions about COVID and Worker Compensation eligibility
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SafeSchools Training is Now Vector Training K12 Edition

SafeSchools Training is Now Vector Training K12 Edition

News
SafeSchools has changed its name!
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Choosing New, Effective Products for Schools

Choosing New, Effective Products for Schools

Sound Advice
Many new cleaners, disinfectants, and products hit the market with a wide range of sometimes questionable claims. The CDC recommends "Protective Benefit" over New and Improved.
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Return to Work Corner

Return to Work Corner

News
The benefits of the RTW program is seen in Best Practices and Financial incentives!
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Reporting IW Healthcare Benefit Amounts

Reporting IW Healthcare Benefit Amounts

News
Proper reporting of Injured Worker Healthcare Benefit Amounts (SEBB)
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Updated Dept Of Health Guidance

Updated Dept Of Health Guidance

News
New guidance from Washington State Department of Health, March 11, 2021
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Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

Sound Advice
Tips for Ladder Safety.
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ER Eye Washing & Showers

ER Eye Washing & Showers

Sound Advice
Increased use of cleaners and disinfectants mean an increase in eye exposure to chemicals.
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King County Voucher Incentive Program

King County Voucher Incentive Program

News Unemployment Pool Workers Compensation Trust
Clean up and get paid!
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Safer Cleaner & Disinfectant Choices

Safer Cleaner & Disinfectant Choices

Sound Advice
How to determine the best choice for cleaning products in your school district?
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Cybersecurity: Staying Safe While Working Remotely

Cybersecurity: Staying Safe While Working Remotely

Sound Advice
Watch a 30-minute clip exploring the Five Things Mama Taught You About Cybersecurity.
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Unemployment Pool Welcomes Vashon Island School District

Unemployment Pool Welcomes Vashon Island School District

News Unemployment Pool
Welcome Vashon Island School District to the Unemployment Pool.
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Prevent Slips & Trips w/a Floor Mat Program

Prevent Slips & Trips w/a Floor Mat Program

Sound Advice
What can we do as employers to protect our employees, students, and visitors from slips and falls? One of the best places to start is with a proper floor mat program.
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New Rules for IMEs

New Rules for IMEs

Medical Providers News Workers Compensation Trust
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6440 (ESSB 6440) concerning independent medical evaluations (IMEs) for industrial insurance claims.
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Safety – The Answer is in Front of Us

Safety – The Answer is in Front of Us

Sound Advice
Walking Tips for Teachers.
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School Health & COVID Safety Guide

School Health & COVID Safety Guide

Sound Advice
Joint agency guidance developed by representatives of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), local superintendents, and labor organizations.
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Hazardous Chemicals and Laboratory Hygiene

Hazardous Chemicals and Laboratory Hygiene

Sound Advice Workers Compensation Trust
Are there any hazardous chemicals in schools? Yes, quite a few, and some of them could be highly hazardous to staff and students!
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Safety Bulletin Board

Safety Bulletin Board

Sound Advice
An attractive, well-organized safety bulletin board can help promote safety in the workplace.
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Healthy Air for Healthy Schools

Healthy Air for Healthy Schools

Sound Advice
Poster from the DOH on products to use or avoid to improve classroom air quality.
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Physical Ability Evaluation Program

Physical Ability Evaluation Program

News Workers Compensation Trust
Physical capacity testing to use during the hiring process to identify whether the selected candidate can safely perform essential physical functions.
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Reasonable Assurance Update

Reasonable Assurance Update

News Unemployment Pool
Changes to Reasonable Assurance letters.
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WCT Injury Triage Program

WCT Injury Triage Program

Workers Compensation Trust
Learn about Medcor, our Nurse Triage partner.
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EPA Guidance & Training Opportunities

EPA Guidance & Training Opportunities

News
Subscribe to receive direct from the source pertinent information about ongoing EPA issues that relate to Indoor Air Quality at school.
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DOSH Directive on Emergency Eye Washing Facilities

DOSH Directive on Emergency Eye Washing Facilities

News
L&I guidance on Emergency Eye Washing facilities.
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Cheers to Peers!

Cheers to Peers!

News
Cheers to Issaquah School District’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Group!
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10 Tools of Engagement!

10 Tools of Engagement!

News
10 Actions to keep your employees engaged at work.
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A “HIP” Alternative

A “HIP” Alternative

Sound Advice
The hip vacuum is a lightweight, compact, and ergonomically shaped alternative vacuum that can maximize operator agility and cleaning ability.
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Updates on Reasonable Assurance

Updates on Reasonable Assurance

News Unemployment Pool
The Washington State Legislature updated several sections of the RCWs at the request of Employment Security (RCW 50.44).
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Changes in Law Concerning Obesity Discrimination

Changes in Law Concerning Obesity Discrimination

News
Implications for employers range from employment determinations and offers to reasonable accommodation decisions.
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Here’s What You’re Saying About Our Services!

Here’s What You’re Saying About Our Services!

News
Pool Administration, Claims Management, and Risk Management Survey results.
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Indoor Air Quality: New School Year – The Perfect Time to Create A Healthier School Environment

Indoor Air Quality: New School Year – The Perfect Time to Create A Healthier School Environment

Sound Advice
Indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools helps students and staff to reduce absenteeism and increase productivity and test scores.
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Shout-Outs to School Districts

Shout-Outs to School Districts

News
Best Practices and Safety Success.
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Wildfire Smoke Guidance

Wildfire Smoke Guidance

News
Wildfire Smoke Guidance for Local Public Health & Safety Officers.
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Shout-Outs to Our Districts!

Shout-Outs to Our Districts!

News
Cheers to Issaquah SD Peers and RTW Kudo's to Mukilteo SD.
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Don’t Start Your Summer Vacation with an Injury

Don’t Start Your Summer Vacation with an Injury

Sound Advice
Careful thought and planning are needed to develop safe and efficient ways to perform these everyday activities.
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3-Day Deadline on Claim Reporting

3-Day Deadline on Claim Reporting

News
Read about the requirements of the PIR Form.
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Vector Solutions Online Training

Vector Solutions Online Training

Workers Compensation Trust
Discover the library of Vector Solutions Training options.
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Districts Heat Stress Program

Districts Heat Stress Program

Sound Advice
Washington State requires that all employers with employees exposed to outdoor temperatures above applicable levels implement a heat stress program.
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How to Prepare for On-Site Audiograms

How to Prepare for On-Site Audiograms

Sound Advice
Find here tip sheets to assist our districts in preparing for on-site audiograms.
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PSWCT Survey Results: Claims Management

PSWCT Survey Results: Claims Management

News Workers Compensation Trust
Are we meeting your needs in the areas of claims handling and communication, staff interactions? Survey results are in!
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PSWCT Introduces Return-to-Work Incentive

PSWCT Introduces Return-to-Work Incentive

News
Puget Sound Workers' Compensation Trust (PSWCT) is pleased to introduce a new Return-to-Work Incentive effective March 1. This incentive is...
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Stay Safe this Winter!

Stay Safe this Winter!

Sound Advice
How we remain safe when navigating through the hazardous conditions winter brings.
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Revised Accident and Claim Reporting Process

Revised Accident and Claim Reporting Process

News Workers Compensation Trust
Revised Incident Submission Form Explained.
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Wildfire Season is Here

Wildfire Season is Here

News
Activity guide during fire season and ventilation recommendations for schools and buildings.
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Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Sound Advice
The best way to reduce the risk of exposure to the flu virus in the workplace is to use basic hygiene precautions and follow our recommendations.
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6 Steps to a Basic Accident Investigation

6 Steps to a Basic Accident Investigation

Sound Advice Workers Compensation Trust
Accident investigations are an opportunity to uncover safety problems and correct them before they reoccur.
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L&I Rule Violations – The Top 10 List You Don’t Want to Make

L&I Rule Violations – The Top 10 List You Don’t Want to Make

Sound Advice
The most common safety and health rules cited during L&I inspections. 
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Music to My Ears? Audiograms for Music Teachers

Music to My Ears? Audiograms for Music Teachers

News
We encourage your music department staff to participate in PSWCT’s free annual on-site audiograms.
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Hearing Protection for Music Teachers

Hearing Protection for Music Teachers

Sound Advice
Music classroom sound volumes can grow to very high levels during daily lessons, ensemble rehearsals, sporting events, and especially when in...
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Ventilation for Pottery Kilns

Ventilation for Pottery Kilns

Sound Advice
Pottery rooms can contain often toxic and flammable paints and solvents that are present in most art areas.
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New Product Alert: Forearm Forklift

New Product Alert: Forearm Forklift

News
Check out the Consumer Reports video to discover if the forearm forklift might be right for your district.
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Seasonal Safety – Tips for Fall

Seasonal Safety – Tips for Fall

Sound Advice
Be aware of seasonal hazards that can catch you by surprise.
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Mandatory Asbestos Program Requirements

Mandatory Asbestos Program Requirements

Sound Advice
Read on for a summary of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requirements.
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Keep Classrooms Healthy Year-Round

Keep Classrooms Healthy Year-Round

Sound Advice
Guide to maintaining a healthy classroom.
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Have a Safe Start for New Employees

Have a Safe Start for New Employees

Sound Advice
Here are factors that may have a causal relationship to new employee injuries.
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Strategies for an Aging Workforce

Strategies for an Aging Workforce

Sound Advice
The increased aging workforce presents a few considerations for employers.
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Reporting Significant Injuries and Fatalities to L&I

Reporting Significant Injuries and Fatalities to L&I

Workers Compensation Trust
While devastating injuries are very infrequent in the educational environment, it is still important that districts understand and abide by all reporting requirements. 
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Stay Safe During School Bus Evacuation Tests

Stay Safe During School Bus Evacuation Tests

Sound Advice Workers Compensation Trust
Bus drivers must be able to move from the seated position in the largest bus in the fleet, to the emergency door, open the door, and exit the bus through that door, all within 25 seconds.
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Spot the Hazard: Work Stations

Spot the Hazard: Work Stations

Sound Advice
Can you spot all the hazards in this work station?
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Re-Work Your Work Station

Re-Work Your Work Station

News
While Seated. While Keyboarding. While Talking. While Pausing.
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Cafeteria Tables: A Hazard Hiding in Plain Sight?

Cafeteria Tables: A Hazard Hiding in Plain Sight?

Sound Advice
Aging and malfunctioning lunchroom tables can be a major cause of strains and other serious injuries.
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Keep Your Teen Workers Safe!

Keep Your Teen Workers Safe!

Sound Advice
A teen's first job can be dangerous if employers don’t take the proper precautions to make sure their young workers understand how to properly perform the tasks they are assigned.
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Prevent Back Strain with Table Mopping

Prevent Back Strain with Table Mopping

Sound Advice
Many district custodial and food service staff are now using microfiber cleaning systems and a method commonly referred to as “table mopping.”
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End-of-Year Clean-Up Do’s and Don’ts

End-of-Year Clean-Up Do’s and Don’ts

Sound Advice
We want all district staff to enjoy a relaxing and injury-free summer. See our End-of-Year Clean-Up “Do's” and “Don’ts” to help keep staff safe.
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Here Comes the Sun: Implement Heat Stress Programs by May 1

Here Comes the Sun: Implement Heat Stress Programs by May 1

News
While sunshine and warm temperatures are a welcome sight, it is important to remember that working outdoors in hot weather is a health hazard.
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Cleaning Guidance for Classrooms

Cleaning Guidance for Classrooms

Sound Advice
DOH Best Practices guide to do additional cleaning above and beyond what is provided by district custodial services.
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Local Incident a Good Reminder about Science Laboratory Hazards

Local Incident a Good Reminder about Science Laboratory Hazards

News
Train staff who handle hazardous chemicals and have necessary policies and procedures in place to help them handle unexpected events.
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Spring into Safety!

Spring into Safety!

Sound Advice
During this time of outdoor repair and replanting, it’s important to remember to follow proper safety procedures.
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Carbon Monoxide in Schools

Carbon Monoxide in Schools

Sound Advice
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that may not be noticed by building occupants.
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Spot the Hazard

Spot the Hazard

News
Safety can be fun. And to help you have fun with safety, we are introducing a new feature in Sound...
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Summertime is Not Benefit Time

Summertime is Not Benefit Time

Sound Advice Unemployment Pool
A few criteria that Employment Security looks at when determining if benefits should be allowed.
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Weird Science? How About Safe Science!

Weird Science? How About Safe Science!

Sound Advice
Teaching science is important for engaging students, but experiments also come with a great deal of responsibility.
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Cracking the Case: Effective Accident Investigations

Cracking the Case: Effective Accident Investigations

Sound Advice
Getting at the root cause of why an accident happened requires a very different skill set.
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6 Steps for a Great Safety  Committee

6 Steps for a Great Safety Committee

Sound Advice
A Safety Committee is a requirement of your district's Accident Prevention Program.
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Candles and Indoor Air Quality

Candles and Indoor Air Quality

Sound Advice
Although candles add a welcoming warmth, they can also contribute to indoor air pollution.
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“Magic Carpets” Key to Safety

“Magic Carpets” Key to Safety

Sound Advice
Entry mats or walk-off mats that allow you to “walk off” debris and wetness minimize slips and falls.
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What’s Your Baseline?

What’s Your Baseline?

Sound Advice Workers Compensation Trust
Noise-induced hearing loss, the type at issue in workers’ compensation claims, is completely preventable.
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Dates + Distribution = Successful Reasonable Assurance

Dates + Distribution = Successful Reasonable Assurance

Sound Advice Unemployment Pool
Dates plus distribution equals a successful reasonable assurance letter.
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Your Lesson Plan for Safety

Your Lesson Plan for Safety

Sound Advice
Download a Hazard Identification Plan.
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Spotlight: Tahoma School District

Spotlight: Tahoma School District

News
Tahoma School District’s indoor air quality and safety standards are benefiting from a partnership between the maintenance supervisor and the purchasing and risk agent.
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Legal Corner: Ensure Timely, Accurate Claim Filing

Legal Corner: Ensure Timely, Accurate Claim Filing

News Workers Compensation Trust
Case Study: The importance of filing timely and accurate claims.
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Start the School Year Injury-Free!

Start the School Year Injury-Free!

Sound Advice
Back-to-School Set-Up Safety Checklist.
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Measuring Noise Exposure in Schools

Measuring Noise Exposure in Schools

Sound Advice
Our loss control staff are equipped with specialized tools to assess both your employees' noise exposure and ambient building noise levels.
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Back-to-School Safety, Easy As A, B, C

Back-to-School Safety, Easy As A, B, C

Sound Advice
Here are a few easy "A, B, Cs" on how to stay healthy and injury-free throughout the year.
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Protecting Music Teachers’ Hearing

Protecting Music Teachers’ Hearing

Sound Advice
A good resource for districts to use when they are establishing safety protocols for music and band teachers
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Legal Corner: Determining “Good Cause”

Legal Corner: Determining “Good Cause”

Sound Advice Unemployment Pool
Case Study: Good Cause Unemployment.
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Staying Safe During End-of-Year Clean-Up!

Staying Safe During End-of-Year Clean-Up!

Sound Advice
There are a number of tasks directly linked to injuries, so specific measures should be implemented for those most at risk of injury.
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Unemployment Wage Verifications Made Easy

Unemployment Wage Verifications Made Easy

Sound Advice Unemployment Pool
You asked about Wage Verification forms and we answered!
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Maintaining a Healthy Classroom

Maintaining a Healthy Classroom

Sound Advice
As a unique environment, classrooms need lots of attention and conscientious management to be kept healthy and contaminant-free.
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Pest Control Resources

Pest Control Resources

Sound Advice
Resources on the EPA website covering pest management in schools, protocols, training, and education.
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EPA School IAQ Assessment Mobile App

EPA School IAQ Assessment Mobile App

Sound Advice
Learn about the EPA APP that helps you conduct building walkthroughs and download checklists.
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Water and Mold Remediation in Schools

Water and Mold Remediation in Schools

Sound Advice
Proper preparation and planning prevents panic and guarantees a good outcome for both health and safety, and the District’s budget.
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Injury Prevention for Special Education Staff

Injury Prevention for Special Education Staff

Sound Advice
Injury prevention in the Special Education environment a focus of the Trust.
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Legal Corner: Unemployment Case Review

Legal Corner: Unemployment Case Review

News Unemployment Pool
Case Study: Make sure that your rules make sense and are regularly and clearly communicated to your staff. 
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Ergonomic Tips for Technology Devices

Ergonomic Tips for Technology Devices

Sound Advice
When hunched over at a 60 degree angle, you're putting a 60 pound strain on your neck. All that weight is bad for your neck and spine.
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Spring Clean Your Way to Safety

Spring Clean Your Way to Safety

Sound Advice
Even a simple box left in the wrong place in district rooms and buildings can lead to an accident.
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Our Favorite Number is Zero

Our Favorite Number is Zero

News Workers Compensation Trust
Zero Incident Culture happens when safety planning is a habit.
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Hearing Conservation Program (Onsite Audiograms)

Hearing Conservation Program (Onsite Audiograms)

Workers Compensation Trust
Check out our free audiology testing program.
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Hold the Phone!

Hold the Phone!

Sound Advice
We've got the facts about texting and driving. Just Don't Do It.
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Save the Date to Check Alarms

Save the Date to Check Alarms

News
What you need to know about checking alarm batteries.
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PIR Requirements

PIR Requirements

Medical Providers Workers Compensation Trust
A Provider Initial Report (PIR) form is used to start the claims process for patients of self-insured employers.
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Substitutes and Reasonable Assurance

Substitutes and Reasonable Assurance

Sound Advice Unemployment Pool
Learn why substitutes with reasonable assurance will not be allowed benefits during scheduled school breaks, including summer break.
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Unemployment Information Resources

Unemployment Information Resources

Unemployment Pool
The following links provide meaningful information about unemployment benefits. Employer Taxes Report Fraud Training Benefits Program
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Employee Misconduct

Employee Misconduct

Unemployment Pool
Learn about misconduct and the effect on unemployment benefits.
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Good Cause

Good Cause

Unemployment Pool
What are the 12 Good Cause reasons that allow for unemployment benefits?
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Unemployed Worker Handbook

Unemployed Worker Handbook

Unemployment Pool
Employment Security Department's Unemployment Handbook.
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Determining Liability and the Base Year

Determining Liability and the Base Year

Unemployment Pool
The base period employer claim is sent to any employer who paid wages to the claimant during the base period. Learn how the base period is defined.
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Report Benefits Fraud

Report Benefits Fraud

Unemployment Pool Workers Compensation Trust
Links to understanding Benefits Fraud and how to report it.
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Custom Safety Training Development

Custom Safety Training Development

Workers Compensation Trust
In addition to the library of ready-made training videos provided in partnership with our online partner, our staff works with...
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Industrial Hygiene Services

Industrial Hygiene Services

Workers Compensation Trust
We provide technical support, expertise and training in occupational health and safety related fields such as indoor air quality (IAQ),...
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Accident Investigations

Accident Investigations

Workers Compensation Trust
We assist districts with on-the-job accident investigation to help them uncover the cause(s) and recommend corrective actions.
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Worksite Safety Surveys

Worksite Safety Surveys

Workers Compensation Trust
We conduct courtesy safety surveys of work areas to identify hazardous conditions or violations of safety standards. Loss Control will...
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Claims Analysis

Claims Analysis

Workers Compensation Trust
Leverage statistical analysis from claims data to identify the causes that produce the greatest number of injuries. Special emphasis in...
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Safety Program Development

Safety Program Development

Workers Compensation Trust
We assist districts in the development and implementation of federal and state mandated safety programs. Monitor OSHA and WISHA for...
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Safety Compliance Training

Safety Compliance Training

Workers Compensation Trust
We provide training resources to district supervisors to support their meeting of compliance and safety goals.
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Worker Compensation Claims Management

Worker Compensation Claims Management

Workers Compensation Trust
Since 1984, Puget Sound Workers' Compensation Trust have provided the highest quality of services in the area of workers’ compensation claims management.
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Payment for Lost Wages

Payment for Lost Wages

Workers Compensation Trust
Time Loss Compensation. Learn if you are eligible and how to receive compensation.
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Reporting An Accident or Injury

Reporting An Accident or Injury

Workers Compensation Trust
How to report an injury. Tip: Press the big red button.
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Required Employee Safety Training

Required Employee Safety Training

Sound Advice
A listing of some of the essential areas that districts need to provide safety training.
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Supervisor Safety Information

Supervisor Safety Information

Sound Advice
A list of some of the principal responsibilities that supervisors have in the area of health and safety and information to help reach safety goals.
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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Workers Compensation Trust
What is indoor air quality (IAQ)? How is a school environment different? Why have a school IAQ plan? Answers to these questions and more!
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Diana Brown

Diana Brown

Unemployment Pool WCT-UP Staff Workers Compensation Trust
Technology Director
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Bob Duncan

Bob Duncan

WCT-UP Staff Workers Compensation Trust
Director of Claims Administration
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Angela Rogers

Angela Rogers

WCT-UP Staff Workers Compensation Trust
Director of Claims Operations
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Clairmonte Cappelle

Clairmonte Cappelle

Unemployment Pool WCT-UP Staff Workers Compensation Trust
Executive Director
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Forms for Leave and Reimbursements

Forms for Leave and Reimbursements

Workers Compensation Trust
Leave Claim FormComplete this form if you missed work due to your injury and return to your school district.IME Travel...
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