SAFETY AND LOSS CONTROL RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PLIT
SAFETY AND LOSS CONTROL
RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PLIT
Business Insurance Update
Workers’ compensation and business
insurance policy holders receive this
quarterly publication on business liability
issues, coverage descriptions and recent
claim examples. Topics have included:
'Safeguarding Your Identity', 'Sexual
Harassment Awareness', and 'Should Your
Employee Work During Pregnancy?'
Our popular loss control and safety information is available on the
toll-free fax-on-demand service. Simply call and select a menu
or topic number, then enter your fax number. An automated
operator will guide you through the process. The document(s)
that you requested will be faxed to you at the end of your call.
Client Management Guidelines
More than twenty-five guidelines offer
information for professional liability claim
Check out the PLIT online site at www.
avmaplit.com. All you need to access
the information is your AVMA member
number. Be sure to visit the site
and bookmark it for when you
need information in the future.
Web-based Training Tool for
Interactive Employee Training
Employee hazard communication
training is available on the website
on the identification and safe
handling of hazardous chemicals.
The purpose of this training to
ensure that your employees are
aware of hazardous chemicals at
the practice and that training and
information is communicated on
chemical handling. Furthermore,
federal law requires that
employees working with or around
chemicals receive proper training.
At the conclusion of this course,
the goal is for your team members to understand these two
Employee Training Guides
Three volumes of the PLIT Employee
Training Guides are available at www.
avmaplit.com, or call our Fax-on-Demand
service. These are user friendly guides
developed to keep safety meetings
productive and interesting. The guides
cover more than thirty topics.
This quarterly publication has been educating
veterinarians on professional liability claims,
industry changes and coverage descriptions
for more than twenty-five years. Regular
• Open and closed claims
• Questions and Answers - If I report
a claim, will my professional liability
• Take Action!—suggestions for you
and your entire staff to develop and
implement loss control protocol.
Promote Safety in Your Clinic
Seventeen posters are available in English
and Spanish to post in your clinic and exam
rooms. An order form is available on Faxon-Demand. Posters include:
1. For Your Safety Please Allow Our
Staff To Restrain Your Animal During
2. Keep Gates and Doors Closed
3. Keep Your Pets on Leash
4. Keep Your Small Pets in Carriers
5. Prevent Cat and Dog Bites
6. Watch Your Step
HUB’s Loss Control Manager reviews and
analyzes veterinarians’ claim data to identify
trends and develop and implement loss
prevention programs. This information is
used to develop articles for the quarterly
publication, Safety Bulletin. Topics have
Controlling Workers’ Compensation
Preventing Cat Bites and Scratches.
AVMA PLIT Articles and Resources
These articles and more are available online at www.avmaplit.com and through our toll-free Fax-on-Demand service at 888-740-7548.
Dealing with Billing Dilemmas
Client is Requesting Medical Records
Clients Turn to Large Animal Practitioners Livestock Answers
To Charge or Not To Charge?
Proceed with Caution when Faced with Animal Control Cases
Providing Euthanasia Solution for Local Animal Control
Rectal Tears and Liability Exposure
Can I Refuse Veterinary Care to a Difficult Client
After a Claim is Filed, How Long Until Resolution?
The Importance of Consent Forms
Rectal Tears-Common Source of Liability Exposure
Dog Ready to Go Home, Unable to Contact Owner
Agencies Involved in Product Regulation
Understanding Working Facility/Chute Injuries
Statement About Temperament
Radiography-Who Owns Them?
Compounding- Professional Liability Coverage
Techniques, Treatments, Protocols
Defending Your Veterinary License--Your Practice & the Law
What to do if an Animal Dies in Your Care
Personal Lines Coverage Spotlight: Personal Umbrella Policy
What is a "Reservation of Rights" Letter
What does it mean to be part of a professional liability insurance program?
Do You Consent to Payment?
Veterinary License Complaints from an Attorney's Perspective
Your Rights and Responsibilities in Claim Situations
Some Personal Thoughts on Malpractice Claims for Noneconomic damages
How Do I Tell Client There Has Been and Unfortunate Event
What to do about Vaccine Protocol Issues
Disposing of Expired Drugs
Explaining Risks and Benefits of All Drugs
Medical Records Critical to Defend Malpractice Allegations
Self Reporting for Veterinarians
Euthanize or Treat
Why Do I Need Written Consent and How Do I Create the Form
How can You Protect Your License? Record Keeping.
Commercial Auto Insurance-Enhanced Protection for Today's Veterinarian
Coverage for Mobile Clinics
Workers' Compensation Experience Modification Factors
Rx Program--Money Saving Solutions for You and Your Employees
Your Duties when Submitting a Property Claim
Top 10 Risk Management Products for Veterinary Practice Owners
Why am I Paying the Same Rate for My Receptionist as I am for Vets and Techs?
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Summary of Coverage
National Flood Insurance Program
What to Do in the Event of a Property Loss
Get to Know Your Practice Owners Package
Eight Electrical Safety Tips to Avoid Fire and Electrocution at Your Practice
PLIT Employment Practices Liability Insurance
How Can I Control Worker's Compensation Insurance Expenses
Safety Poster Order Form
What Precautions Should We Take for Pregnant Workers
Where Are Your Emergency Exit Routes
Special Alert! Ketamine
Safety and Security After Hours—Protect Your Practice Against Crime
Special Alert! Controlled Substances Part 2
Safeguard Your Identity
Workplace Safety Topics for Your Veterinary Practice
Employee Training-Do You Know What OSHA Requires?
Your Client Data is Priceless, So Don’t Forget to Protect Your Electronic Goldmine
Are Ergonomic Laws Really Repealed?
After the Disaster: Cleanup Safety Tips for Practice Owners
OSHA's New Record Keeping Requirements
Disaster Planning for Veterinary Clinics
Preventative Measures for Practitioners and Employees
Make Your Clinic a Safer Place for Staff and Clients
Safety Meetings Made Easy
Reduce Workplace Accidents Through Use of Checklists
Prevent Cat Bites and Scratches
Cat Bite Injuries Source of Workers' Compensation Claims
‘Safety First’ Everyday for a Sound Safety Program
Employee Injury Hot List
Learn Form Loss, Make Your Practice Safer
Danger Zone: Employee Hands Frequently Maimed by Patient Bites & Scratches
Direct and Indirect Costs of Injuries
Handling Aggressive Dogs
Avoid Wrongful Termination of Your Employees
Model Infection Control Plan for Veterinary Practices
Radiation Safety-Protect Your Employees and Patients
Employee Injury Trends at Veterinary Practices
Infection Control Plan for Veterinary Practices
Chemical Use in the Veterinary Practice