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Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM

Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM

Vice President - Risk Management Services

Rick joined ICW in October 2014 as the Vice President of Risk Management Services. He manages ICW risk management consultants, administration and the consulting center through a network of regional managers. Rick has spearheaded our move toward Risk Management consulting and omni-channel delivery of services for the Risk Management team at ICW Group. Rick has over 28 years in various safety and risk management positions throughout the industry. In addition to running his own consulting practice, Rick has been corporate Risk Manager and Personnel Director for a large, international heavy industrial construction contractor, and spent nearly 15 years in various positions of authority for Liberty Mutual Group including managing the Risk Management Consulting and Industrial Hygiene Group and leading the Western Region Underwriting team. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Central Washington University in 1988, and holds a Certified Safety Specialist (CSP) designation as well as Associate in Risk Management (ARM). In his spare time, Rick can be found working with his favorite Charities, walking his dogs, or studying jiu jitsu.

Posts by Rick...

Reducing Risk – Site Specific Fall Protection Plans

June 13, 2019 by Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM No comments

Preventing falls takes more than providing equipment and giving work orders. A proper site evaluation and assessment is crucial.  By using a Site Specific Fall Prevention Plan, companies are able to systematically review and access each situation. Washington State Industrial …  Read more …

Root Cause Analysis – Not Just for Accident Investigation

January 8, 2018 by Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM No comments

Safety professionals have been using root cause analysis for decades to understand and solve a problem. Fault tree analysis, fishbone diagrams, the 5-Whys analysis and other approaches are useful tools for investigating serious losses. These techniques can be just as …  Read more …

OSHA Electronic Reporting Requirement

December 11, 2017 by Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM No comments

In 2016, OSHA issued a final rule regarding the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries. Electronic submission — rather than paper submission — of injury and illness data, also known as the Log 300, will be required. Covered employers with 250 …  Read more …

Indoor Heat Illness Prevention—The Need for Acclimatization

August 31, 2016 by Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM No comments

The Center for Disease Control completed a study of Heat Illness and Death Among workers in 2014. After reviewing every heat related fatality from 2012 and 2013, the agency focused on those that resulted in citations under the general duty …  Read more …