Why VSEA Continues To Fight Yearly For Improved Safety & Health Protections For Vermont Workers & The Public

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June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

 

There is a joint worker/State committee (Safety & Health Maintenance Committee) that meets quarterly to discuss any and all safety and health issues in Vermont state offices or leased properties. Together, the two sides try to come up with ways to address the problems/issues and then formally present their idea(s) to the Governor’s office or other appropriate entity.

At yesterday’s meeting, a document was distributed that identified the top five state agencies and departments in terms of the total number of worker safety & health claims made from August 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.

The top 5 are:

1) Agency of Transportation
182 Claims
Total Incurred: $485,473
Total Paid: $214,019
Average Incurred (Per Incident): $2,667

2) Department of Mental Health
126 Claims
Total Incurred: $132,958
Total Paid: $92,897
Average Incurred (Per Incident): $1,055

3) Department of Corrections
115 Claims
Total Incurred: $795,706
Total Paid: $410,130
Average Incurred (Per Incident): $6.,919

4) Department of Public Safety
70 Claims
Total Incurred: $244,588
Total Paid: $116,516
Average Incurred (Per Incident): $3,494

5) Department of Buildings & General Services
52 Claims
Total Incurred: $252,362
Total Paid: $109,423
Average Incurred (Per Incident): $4,853

This is why VSEA continues to fight to improve protections for all state employees and the Vermonters who use our services. Don’t forget that by working to reduce this number, VSEA members are also helping to reduce the amount of claims money coming out of the state’s General Fund.

Be nice to see this list someday reduced to 0 claims and $0 spent.

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