PestSure, an insurance provider dedicated to and owned by pest control professionals, hosted the annual Safety and Loss Prevention Conference in Clearwater, Fla., Oct 5 and 6.
The two-day event drew more than 100 pest management professionals (PMPs) looking to learn and share safety and risk management best practices. Attendees participated in multiple sessions focused on safer fleet management, improving safety culture, the cryptic world of experience modifiers and how to navigate the change insurance marketplace.
In the 50 years since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has tracked workplace injuries, the incidence rate has fallen 75 percent. That steep drop is credited to greater awareness, education and training of employees on how workers can safely perform their jobs.
“The Safety and Loss Prevention Conference is part of PestSure’s secret sauce,” said Todd Burke, COO of PestSure. “The agenda is stacked with timely and relevant topics that are specific to pest control and the collaborative spirit the industry is known for is evident with attendees. There is no meeting like it in the industry and our insureds receive tremendous value by attending.”
Featured presentations covered timely topics impacting the way the industry designs and conducts its safety and risk management practices, including:
- Commercial Vehicle Lawsuit Reform– Bobby Jenkins, ABC Home and Commercial (and Pest Management Professional magazine’s “ABCs of Growth” co-columnist)
- Surveillance and the Claims Industry– Kevin Lederer, Go Command
- Drug Laws and Employees– Bill Judge, Drug Screening Compliance
- Risk Reduction From Cyber Threats– David Finz, Alliant
Founded in 1980, PestSure is an insurance and risk management provider that is 100 percent dedicated to the pest management industry. PestSure provides insurance, safety and risk management consulting to pest management companies representing $2 billion in revenue, $750 million in payroll and over 16,500 service vehicles.