Ken Cooper has joined Western Growers as the new Director of Risk Strategy, where he will head the expansion and implementation of comprehensive risk management strategies. As the lead for the Western Growers Risk Resources Team, Cooper will spearhead the development of innovative on-site and virtual solutions that are customized to meet the loss control and safety needs of Western Growers’ members.
The Department of Labor has just announced a change to their normal process for injury and illness data. Beginning in July of 2017, all companies with 250 or more employees will be required to report their injury and illness data directly to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency will then post this information online for access to anyone from the public.
Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT), our associated health plan, welcomes Jim Leimkuhler, president of Progressive Produce LLC, and John Wilkinson, president of BlazerWilkinson, as the two newest inductees to its Board of Trustees.