Workers' Comp Retro Program


Our training helps you provide a safe work environment and meet statutory requirements.

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Safety doesn't happen by chance. Employers need to build a strong foundation of safety to keep employees stay safe. Our training helps you provide a safe work environment and meet statutory requirements.

Our 2019 trainings have a focus on ensuring your organization has the information and safety systems in place to make sound safety decisions and place your staff in a position to succeed. Our trainings address claims trends, risk reduction techniques and policies and safety compliance. Trainings include both regional on-site trainings and a series of 8 webinars.

Regional trainings

Regional on-site trainings are currently open for registration! AWC Retro is offering six regional trainings across the state throughout the year. All trainings consist of two courses and will be over a single day.

April 10 | Pullman
April 25 | Gig Harbor

June 4 | Kennewick
June 6 | Olympia

September 10 | Wenatchee
September 12 | Marysville

Part one – Building your organization’s safety management systems
The first portion focuses on building your safety management systems. Delve into the development and creation of management of systems that support your written safety program. Get recommendations and best practices that reinforce your written safety program and help make them effective in practice.

Part two – Knowing and assessing your risks
Participants will explore ways to identify and document the risks and hazards that your workers face. Learn why this task is essential to ensuring the safety of your employees, and see multiple variations on how this can be accomplished. Become a master of the JHA (job hazard analysis) as participants work through examples together.

This training is beneficial for risk managers, public works staff, managers and anyone with oversight of employees or workspaces.

Part one – Reporting systems
Movement of information within an organization is essential for it to manage safety and risk. Whether it is accident investigations, or reports of hazards, the organization cannot take action if they are not aware action is needed. This training covers best practices and recommended policies for safety reporting systems to ensure those who need to know do know.

Part two – Supervising & safety
Supervisors play a critical role in safety programs as they are the ones who ensure the programs and policies are implemented as intended and workers follow the rules. This training covers what we need to be teaching our supervisors about safety, and how to help them be successful in this critical part of their job.

This training is beneficial for risk managers, public works staff, managers, supervisors and anyone with oversight of employees or workspaces.

Webinar series

We know it is sometimes difficult – if not impossible – to get out of the office to a training and sometimes schedules and budget don’t allow you to send those who would benefit most from trainings. To provide more training opportunities for our members, Retro provides a series of webinars focusing on a variety of workplace safety topics. The 2019 webinar series focuses on a broad array of safety issues that impact your city and staff, including safety rules updates, how to better engage with staff regarding safety, and specific hazards law enforcement staff have exposure to. Our webinar series allows members to train more employees for less cost.

All 2019 webinars are open for registration.

View a recorded webinar

Site-specific training

Do you have specific training needs? Examples include bloodborne pathogen control and hazardous chemical communication (GHS). Let us help you figure out how to best address your safety training needs. Contact for more information.

MemberExpoMember Expo

Held each fall, this conference helps you get the information you need to make your job easier, reduce risks, utilize free member resources, and save your city money. This free conference is free to AWC Workers’ Comp Retro members.

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