2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Sep 24, 2022  
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OSH 150 Workers Comp and Risk Management (3 credits)



Course Description
Overview of risk manager role and current analysis methods. History and evolution of the workers compensation system, the Access and Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Washington State Disability Act will be explored. Covers business insurance and claims process, transfer/assumption/assessment of risk, and lines of insurance.

Student Outcomes
1. Research a variety of OSH regulatory agencies and the scope of their jurisdictions on workers compensation. Note the points the agencies intersect, points of contention between them, and barriers to servicing claimants. (OSH Resource Book)
2. Evaluate various risk analysis methods in order to determine which method(s) work best in what type(s) of situation(s).
3. Evaluate the steps and tools in the claims process, including business insurance, transfer of risk, assumption of risk, risk assessment, and lines of insurance. (OSH Resource Book)
4. Examine how gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic, class and other cultural groups have played a role in the history and evolution of workers compensation, ADA, FMLA, and Washington State Disability Act.
5. Identify the pivotal points in the history and evolution of the workers compensation system in order to determine how decisions have impacted human beings, relationships, cultures, natural and fiscal resources.
6. Analyze the role of the risk manager in order to determine how he/she functions as a conscientious member of a risk management system.



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