November 2015 Minutes

CSG Members,

Thanks to everyone who attended our November meeting. We had a really nice turnout. Also, it was great to see several new members at this meeting. Please see the minutes below (minutes are also available on the CSG website at http://csgkc.org :

  • Mindy Yancey, Director of Claims at Midwest Builders Casualty, provided information on Avoiding Pitfalls Between Safety Practices and Workers’ Compensation. Specifically, Mindy reiterated the need for companies to identify a designated person for employees to report injuries to, the importance of directing medical care for injured employees, the importance of specific light duty/return to work, drug and alcohol, violation and disciplinary, and other safety policies, and the need for documenting education and training of employees on these policies.

  • Introductions made – Tom Ruzicka, incoming CSG President; Sharon Mount, incoming CSG Vice President; Steve Ratliff – volunteered, nominated and elected as incoming CSG Recording Secretary. Thanks to Dave Ezell for his past 3 years of service as Recording Secretary, Vice President, and outgoing President.

  • A financial report was provided reflecting balances in the operating, scholarship and savings accounts.

  • Interviews for the CSG Scholarship at Pittsburg State will take place on April 20, 2015. We are awaiting a firm date for scholarship interviews at the University of Central Missouri.

  • Dave Stein provided a tour of the Concentra facility on Southwest Boulevard immediately following the meeting for those interested.

  • Our December meeting will be the annual Christmas party on December 4, 2015 at Cascone’s on North Oak Trafficway. Details to follow in a separate invitation.

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