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SAFETY AND LOSS CONTROL RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PLIT
SAFETY AND LOSS CONTROL
RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PLIT
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
Business Insurance Update
Fax-on-Demand: 888-740-7548
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
prevention.
www.avmaplit.com
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
objectives.
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.
Professional Liability
This quarterly publication has been educating
veterinarians on professional liability claims,
industry changes and coverage descriptions
for more than twenty-five years. Regular
columns include:
• Open and closed claims
• Questions and Answers - If I report
a claim, will my professional liability
premium increase?
• 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
Examination
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
Safety Bulletin
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
included:
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Controlling Workers’ Compensation
Expenses
Ergonomics
Musculoskeletal Disorders
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.
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DOCUMENT TITLE
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
200
Dealing with Billing Dilemmas
254
204
Client is Requesting Medical Records
255
Clients Turn to Large Animal Practitioners Livestock Answers
Castration Confusion
205
To Charge or Not To Charge?
256
Proceed with Caution when Faced with Animal Control Cases
206
Providing Euthanasia Solution for Local Animal Control
257
Rectal Tears and Liability Exposure
207
Can I Refuse Veterinary Care to a Difficult Client
260
After a Claim is Filed, How Long Until Resolution?
210
The Importance of Consent Forms
261
Rectal Tears-Common Source of Liability Exposure
217
Dog Ready to Go Home, Unable to Contact Owner
262
Agencies Involved in Product Regulation
221
Understanding Working Facility/Chute Injuries
263
Statement About Temperament
222
Radiography-Who Owns Them?
266
Compounding- Professional Liability Coverage
225
Techniques, Treatments, Protocols
267
Defending Your Veterinary License--Your Practice & the Law
228
What to do if an Animal Dies in Your Care
268
Personal Lines Coverage Spotlight: Personal Umbrella Policy
229
What is a "Reservation of Rights" Letter
269
What does it mean to be part of a professional liability insurance program?
232
Do You Consent to Payment?
270
Veterinary License Complaints from an Attorney's Perspective
233
Your Rights and Responsibilities in Claim Situations
271
Some Personal Thoughts on Malpractice Claims for Noneconomic damages
236
How Do I Tell Client There Has Been and Unfortunate Event
272
What to do about Vaccine Protocol Issues
242
Disposing of Expired Drugs
274
Explaining Risks and Benefits of All Drugs
247
Medical Records Critical to Defend Malpractice Allegations
275
Self Reporting for Veterinarians
253
Euthanize or Treat
276
Why Do I Need Written Consent and How Do I Create the Form
277
How can You Protect Your License? Record Keeping.
431
Commercial Auto Insurance-Enhanced Protection for Today's Veterinarian
BUSINESS
409
Coverage for Mobile Clinics
421
Workers' Compensation Experience Modification Factors
433
Rx Program--Money Saving Solutions for You and Your Employees
422
Your Duties when Submitting a Property Claim
434
Top 10 Risk Management Products for Veterinary Practice Owners
427
Why am I Paying the Same Rate for My Receptionist as I am for Vets and Techs?
435
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Summary of Coverage
429
National Flood Insurance Program
436
What to Do in the Event of a Property Loss
430
Get to Know Your Practice Owners Package
438
Eight Electrical Safety Tips to Avoid Fire and Electrocution at Your Practice
439
PLIT Employment Practices Liability Insurance
How Can I Control Worker's Compensation Insurance Expenses
SAFETY
601
Safety Poster Order Form
653
630
What Precautions Should We Take for Pregnant Workers
655
Where Are Your Emergency Exit Routes
631
Special Alert! Ketamine
656
Safety and Security After Hours—Protect Your Practice Against Crime
632
Special Alert! Controlled Substances Part 2
657
Safeguard Your Identity
635
Workplace Safety Topics for Your Veterinary Practice
659
Employee Training-Do You Know What OSHA Requires?
637
Your Client Data is Priceless, So Don’t Forget to Protect Your Electronic Goldmine
660
Stealth Hazards
638
Are Ergonomic Laws Really Repealed?
661
After the Disaster: Cleanup Safety Tips for Practice Owners
639
640
OSHA's New Record Keeping Requirements
Disaster Planning for Veterinary Clinics
662
663
Preventative Measures for Practitioners and Employees
Equine Kicks
641
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650
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
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665
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672
Direct and Indirect Costs of Injuries
Handling Aggressive Dogs
Avoid Wrongful Termination of Your Employees
Avian Flu
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

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