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IWIF proudly hosts the annual SERMA Conference and conducts quarterly safety training workshops.


Virtual Conference 2021 in the Bag; Save the Date for the 2022 Conference

The virtual SERMA Conference was a great success this year. Day 1 of the 2-day event saw a total of 231 attend.

Welcoming comments were shared by Tom Phelan, CEO of Chesapeake Employers Insurance, Maryland Senator Brian J. Feldman, Carmine D’Alessandro, President of IWIF and Chief Legal Officer of Chesapeake Employers, and Kristin Klein, Chair of the SERMA Risk Management Committee.

Of note this year was a special video featuring “thank you” messages from a number of State Agency secretaries as well as from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan himself to the State’s many essential workers who have been reporting to the workplace throughout the past year-and-a-half in order keep Maryland open and functioning.

Day 2 saw an equivalent number of attendees and, for the first time ever, featured a live, inspirational presentation by Amberley Snyder, titled “Get Back on the Horse.” The highly anticipated awards ceremony capped off the event, during which 10 SERMA Awards were presented virtually. A hearty congratulations to all the 2021 award winners!

The team is already looking forward to a live, in-person event next year at the Boumi Temple in Rosedale, so save the date of Thursday, May 26, 2022 for next year’s conference!


Occupational First Aid and Adult CPR/AED Training Returns!

Coming soon! Chesapeake Employers Insurance will again be offering classroom-based, in-person training in Occupational First Aid, Adult CPR and AED.

This comprehensive, 6-hour National Safety Council training helps ensure compliance with OSHA First Aid Standard 29 CFR 1910.151 for those individuals seeking certification or re-certification in basic First Aid and CPR/AED. An NSC certification card will be awarded upon successful completion of a short exam following the training. The certification is good for two years from the date of training.

Note: Priority will be given to those individuals who completed this training in 2019 and are required to recertify in 2021. For more information, please contact your Risk or Safety Management Consultant or email us.

Important: This training is not intended for healthcare professionals who are required to take a healthcare provider course for their employment.

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