ARMSA Safety Innovation Committee Member To Receive Safety Professional of the Year Award

We at ARMSA extend very enthusiastic congratulations to Safety Innovation Committee Member Tim Page-Bottorff for the recent American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Technical and Professional Recognition Committee Announcement that he has been named ASSE's Safety Professional of the Year (SPY). Tim will be officially receiving this award at ASSE's Safety 2018 Conference this June in San Antonio, TX.

The Society's SPY honor is awarded only once a year to a selected ASSE Member who has proved to have made significant contributions and has accomplished remarkable successes in making a difference in the Society's Mission of protecting people, property, and the environment. This includes the individual's time and effort exerted over and above his or her normal work duties and responsibilities, i.e. sacrificing his or her personal, professional, and family time voluntarily with full dedication, commitment, and hard work.

ASSE was founded in 1911 and is the oldest professional safety society with more than 36,000 members worldwide. ASSE promotes the expertise, leadership, and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy, and standards development. It also sets the occupational safety, health, and environmental community's standards for excellence and ethics.

We are so very proud of Tim's accomplishments and honored to have him as a member of our Safety Innovation Committee to help develop and improve safety for the community.

   Tim Page-Bottorff    ARMSA Safety Innovation Committee Member ASSE Region II Vice President

Tim Page-Bottorff
ARMSA Safety Innovation Committee Member ASSE Region II Vice President

Kids' Chance of Arizona Names ARMSA Director as Board President

 Ben Garland ARMSA Director of Risk Management & Insurance

Ben Garland ARMSA Director of Risk Management & Insurance

Kids' Chance of Arizona announced the re-election of ARMSA Director of Risk Management & Insurance, Ben Garland! This will be Ben's second term as President and he will hold this position for the next two years.
While Ben is dedicated to helping businesses keep their workers' compensation premiums low through partnerships, education, risk management services, and safety resources, this position also allows him to give back to the families in our communities who have suffered devastating losses. 
Kids' Chance of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to children who have lost a parent due to a workplace injury or their parent can no longer work because of their injury. This organization relies on the donations of its supporters and through the many events throughout the year.

Congratulations Ben on your re-election to the Kids' Chance of Arizona board!

ARMSA Welcomes New Partner in Association Partnership Program

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February 22, 2018 - Arizona Risk Management & Safety Association (ARMSA) welcomes the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) to the Association Partnership Program!

AzHHA is the statewide association for those organization and leaders devoted to  collectively building better healthcare and health for the patients, people and communities of Arizona.

Their vision is to make Arizona the "Healthiest State in the Nation."

AzHHA offers many benefits to their members including advocacy where members can join other healthcare leaders in action and make a difference. In addition, AzHHA has its own political action committee, constituency groups, along with their affiliated partners program, and of course multiple programs and resources including their annual conference and career center.

The Association Partnership Program is beneficial to not only the Associations within our state to support them with additional resources for safety training and discounts on consultation services, but also beneficial to their members with access to a discounted workers' compensation and risk management program.

As safety conscious groups, we see the value in coming together for the benefit of our members, for business owners all over the state, and the organizations that support them. Safety and risk management is truly a community effort and we are excited to work together to promote a safer work environment.

For more information about Southern Arizona Home Builders Association and the value they offer to their members, visit their website at www.azhha.org.

To request information about ARMSA's Association Partnership Program, contact Carly Baez, Director of Safety and Member Services at carly@armsa.org. 

ARMSA Welcomes New Partner in Association Partnership Program

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February 21, 2018 - Arizona Risk Management & Safety Association (ARMSA) welcomes the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) to the Association Partnership Program!

Founded in 1952, the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association's founders sought a strong, unified voice at the city, county and state level. They envisioned a pro-active industry organization that served the community as well. 

SAHBA advocates for public policies and develops activities and services that advance the home building industry.

SAHBA is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. SAHBA also represents the industry and members in the Pima County area including the City of Tucson, Town of Marana, Town of Oro Valley, and Town of Sahuarita. SAHBA also serves additional counties as well as Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties. SAHBA advocates for member interests at the State and Federal levels.

New home construction is one of the key driving forces to the area's economic well-being. SAHBA is the voice of the industry dealing with critical issues like sufficient water supplies, environmental regulations, government impact fees, taxation, public funding support for transportation and other basic services impacting positive growth.

The Association Partnership Program is beneficial to not only the Associations within our state to support them with additional resources for safety training and discounts on consultation services, but also beneficial to their members with access to a discounted workers' compensation and risk management program.

As safety conscious groups, we see the value in coming together for the benefit of our members, for business owners all over the state, and the organizations that support them. Safety and risk management is truly a community effort and we are excited to work together to promote a safer work environment.

For more information about Southern Arizona Home Builders Association and the value they offer to their members, visit their website at www.sahba.org.

To request information about ARMSA's Association Partnership Program, contact Carly Baez, Director of Safety and Member Services at carly@armsa.org. 

ARMSA Welcomes New Partner in Association Partnership Program

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December 22, 2017 - Arizona Risk Management & Safety Association (ARMSA) welcomes the Northern Arizona Building Association to the Association Partnership Program!

Founded in 1979, the Northern Arizona Building Association is a connection and resource to Northern Arizona’s building and trades community. With their membership including general contractors to mortgage companies and everything in between.  

The Association Partnership Program is beneficial to not only the Associations within our state to support them with additional resources for safety training and discounts on consultation services, but also beneficial to their members with access to a discounted workers' compensation and risk management program.

As safety conscious groups, we see the value in coming together for the benefit of our members, for business owners all over the state, and the organizations that support them. Safety and risk management is truly a community effort and we are excited to work together to promote a safer work environment.

For more information about the Northern Arizona Building Association and the value they offer to their members, visit their website at http://www.nazba.org/.

To request information about ARMSA's Association Partnership Program, contact Carly Baez, Director of Safety and Member Services at carly@armsa.org. 

ARMSA Launches Safety Innovation Committee

December 29, 2017

ARMSA announced today the official launch of it's Safety Innovation Committee. This committee is made up of safety professionals or those who have a passion for improving the environments Arizona employees perform work in every day. These individuals have volunteered to not only serve on this committee but to follow ARMSA's consultation services for ARMSA members and non-members.

The amazing talents and passion that make up the committee are:
- ARMSA Director of Safety and Member Services, Carly Baez
- Owner of Total Safety Compliance and Senior Consultant for SafeStart, Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CET
- Owner of Diggins Safety Consulting and Pozniak Safety Associates, Inc., Eldeen Pozniak BA, BSc, CEES, CHSC, CHSMSA, SRSP, FIIRSM, SMIOSH
- ADOSH Assistant Director, Jessie Atencio
- Retired ADOSH Assistant Director and Safety &Health Professional / Loss Control Consultant: Larry Gast
- Safety Consulting Director for ACT Safety: Heather Warnock
- Regional Specialist for Safesite: Larry Butler
- Doctor of Physical Therapy and Owner of WHOLE Professional Development: Jeff LaBianco, DPT, CSCS

ARMSA's vision that safety is truly a community effort holds true in the formation of this committee for the benefit of our members, our partners and association partners, and most importantly for the employers and employees within our state. Our mission is to continue to develop and provide resources for a safer workplace and to create resources where they currently do not exist. We are excited for the work ahead in the coming year and if you are interested in becoming a part of this committee, please contact Carly Baez at carly@armsa.org.

ARMSA Welcomes New Partner in Association Partnership Program

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December 19, 2017 - Arizona Risk Management & Safety Association (ARMSA) welcomes the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce to the Association Partnership Program!

Founded in 1891, the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce is an independent, non-profit organization supported by its more than 1,100 members through donations, membership dues, and fundraising events to promote business and advocate on their behalf.  

The Association Partnership Program is beneficial to not only the Associations within our state to support them with additional resources for safety training and discounts on consultation services, but also beneficial to their members with access to a discounted workers' compensation and risk management program.

As safety conscious groups, we see the value in coming together for the benefit of our members, for business owners all over the state, and the organizations that support them. Safety and risk management is truly a community effort and we are excited to work together to promote a safer work environment.

For more information about the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce and the value they offer to their members, visit their website at https://www.flagstaffchamber.com/.

To request information about ARMSA's Association Partnership Program, contact Carly Baez, Director of Safety and Member Services at carly@armsa.org. 

Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers Names ARMSA Director as Vice President

December 1, 2017

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Carly Baez, ARMSA's Director of Safety and Member Services, was named Vice President of the Executive Board of the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Founded in 1911, ASSE is the world's oldest professional safety society, and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE, with its more than 36,000 members, promotes the expertise, leadership and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy and standards development. It also sets the occupational safety, health and environmental community's standards for excellence and ethics. 

Carly has been a board member of the Arizona Chapter since 2015 and has held multiple positions. Her passion for a safer work environment, attention to detail, and her enthusiasm for creating safety solutions in under-served industries makes her an excellent addition to the 2018 Executive Board.

Carly's new role within this group of volunteers who are dedicated to safety is a four year succession position which after her year as Vice President, she will be Arizona Chapter of ASSE's President Elect in 2019, President in 2020, and finally Past President in 2021.

In addition to her involvement with ASSE, Carly also sits on the Board of Directors as Digital Media Chair for Kids' Chance of Arizona, and is a coalition partner for Drive Smart Arizona. We are very proud of Carly's new role within this group and look forward to watching her leave her mark within the safety community.

ARMSA Launches Partnership Program

November 7, 2017 - Arizona Risk Management & Safety Association (ARMSA) officially announced the launch of a new Association Partnership Program and welcomed its first association, Yuma Southwest Contractors Association (YSWCA)!

The Association Partnership Program is beneficial to not only the Associations within our state to support them with additional resources for safety training and discounts on consultation services, but also beneficial to their members with access to those safety resources as well as a discounted workers' compensation and risk management program.

As safety conscious groups, we see the value in coming together for the benefit of our members, for business owners all over the state, and the organizations that support them. Safety and risk management is truly a community effort and we are excited to work together to promote a safer work environment.

For more information about YSWCA and the value they offer to their members, visit the YSWCA website at www.yswca.com.

To request information about ARMSA's Association Partnership Program, contact Carly Baez, Director of Safety and Member Services at carly@armsa.org. 

ARMSA Announces Alliance with Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health (ADOSH)

  Pictured Left to Right:  Benjamin Garland, ARMSA Director of Risk Management & Insurance  |  Carly Baez, ARMSA Director of Safety & Member Services  |  Jessie Atencio, ADOSH Assistant Director

Pictured Left to Right: Benjamin Garland, ARMSA Director of Risk Management & Insurance | Carly Baez, ARMSA Director of Safety & Member Services | Jessie Atencio, ADOSH Assistant Director

October 26, 2017 - 

The Arizona Risk Management and Safety Association (ARMSA) today announced the official signing of an alliance with Arizona Department of Safety and Health (ADOSH). ADOSH operates under an approved plan with the U.S. Department of Labor to retain jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona which encompasses approximately 2.1 million employees and 130,000 public and private establishments.

The alliance came about as both organizations share the same values and passion for a safe work environment for the employees of our state. Arizona employees have a right to work in a safe environment and to return to their families at the end of the day.

ARMSA’s values align with not just the employees by providing safety resources and training, but with the employer as well to provide a range of discounted consultation services, and to offer a risk management program that is unique in helping safety conscious employers keep their premiums down.

Members of ARMSA are focused on creating a culture of safety within their organizations and we feel they should be financially rewarded for aligning their practices with the interest of their workers’ compensation carrier.

For more information about ARMSA's workers' compensation program and consultation services, contact Carly Baez at carly@armsa.org.

Visit the ADOSH website for information regarding Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) updates, seminars, ADOSH consultation, and more at www.azica.gov/divisions/adosh