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John Virsack, ARM

John Virsack, ARM

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John joined the ICW Group in 2007 and services the Southern California region. John holds a B.S. Degree in Safety Management from Indiana University of PA and an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation from the Insurance Institute of America. He is also a long term member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Posts by John...

Purpose of a Safety Meeting

March 1, 2019 by John Virsack, ARM No comments

Do you sometimes find it difficult to hold your safety meetings on a consistent basis? Do you get push back or questions on you need to have safety meetings if you are not having accidents? Safety meetings are a great …  Read more …

Resolve to Reduce Your Incidental Driving Exposure

February 27, 2019 by John Virsack, ARM No comments

Many companies, even though they do not have a fleet of vehicles, or any company owned vehicles, may still have an exposure for motor vehicle accidents. For instance, if you may have employees who drive their own vehicles to: Visit …  Read more …

The Injury Domino Effect – Six Accident Expenses that are Costing Your Company Money

December 22, 2015 by John Virsack, ARM No comments

As alarming as the workers’ compensation expenses listed on a loss report are, these only indicate the direct cost of the employee’s injury—which can sometimes be a fraction of the total cost of an accident Alarmingly, OSHA estimates that the …  Read more …

Taking a Step Back to Find the Right Path Toward a Culture of Safety, Building a Valuable Loss Analysis Tool with Microsoft Excel

September 22, 2015 by John Virsack, ARM No comments

Edward Deming once said “Decisions made in fact tend to be better decisions.” Understanding the facts surrounding your workers’ compensation losses can help you make better risk improvement decisions for your organization. A comprehensive analysis of past workers’ compensation losses …  Read more …

BYOD—Safety Tools and Mobile Apps

September 19, 2014 by John Virsack, ARM No comments

When I started in business, cutting edge technology consisted of typewriters and carbon paper.  I am amazed at technology today and how much great information is readily available at our fingertips. As a safety professional, I get excited about using …  Read more …

The Mystery of the Phantom Eye Hazards

June 27, 2014 by John Virsack, ARM No comments

I recently met with a client who is the owner of an iron foundry and he spent some time expressing his frustration regarding some recent injuries in his shop.  There had been several “foreign body in eye” claims, and he …  Read more …