Since 1995 the Conference has been a member of the United Methodist Workers’ Compensation Trust, a group self-insured entity designed to provide Workers’ Compensation benefits to member employees while mitigating financial risk.
As a result of increased injury frequency and severity, The Conference’s loss experience has fluctuated greatly in recent policy years. Our membership in the Trust has protected the Conference’s financial interest to a very large extent, saving us millions in premium costs. In order to retain our membership in the Trust, and more importantly, to ensure the safety of our employees and further our spiritual mission, the Conference must take steps to establish a solid safety program consisting of defined and communicated policies, procedures, and practices, similar to other Trust members.
We have established a Conference-wide Safety Committee, comprised of Conference employees and advisors.
Safety Committee Notices
As the Conference Safety Committee’s work gets underway, regular safety meetings will be held so that employees safety and health matters are given the attention they deserve. We encourage employees to email their safety ideas and concerns to our Safety Email Address so that we can identify their immediate needs. We will request that employees provide the following information:
- Their name;
- Best contact means (phone, email);
- Their location;
- Their idea, suggestion, concern (providing as much detail as possible);
- Use “Susquehanna Conference Safety Email” in the subject line.
An enhanced safety program, resulting in increased employee engagement and fewer employee injuries, will result in continuing our mission to our “customers”, our valued congregants.