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safety and Risk Management 

In addition to valuable insurance solutions, the PLIT-sponsored programs offer a full array of resources for you and your employees. Easy access to information and educational tools are key benefits for business success. The loss control mission statement is: "To provide an effective loss control program for the AVMA members, which protects the assets and reputation of the members and adds value to AVMA membership and PLIT participation."



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Safety Posters


Order complimentary posters for use at your hospital or clinic.


Download and print them from this page.


Safety Programs

  Download a model emergency action plan, return to work program, accident investigation form, and hazard communication program

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Webinar Series


Data Breach 101—How to Avoid a Virtual Catastrophe. Did you miss this webinar on August 16 presented by the AVMA PLIT and The Hartford? Visit our data breach webpage to view a full recording!

Employee Use of Social Media: The Impact of the Virtual World on Disciplining and Firing. A full recording of the webinar presented by CNA and the AVMA PLIT on Thursday, December 8, 2011 is available on the EPL Resources page.

Workplace Accidents presented by AVMA PLIT Risk Consultants and The Hartford on May 10, 2010. Click here to view a full recording(Requires Windows Media Player)


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Web-based Training Tool


Designed to assist with veterinary staff training, the web-based program covers essential safety precautions. Staff members can view specific training programs like hazard communication and complete quizzes while practice managers track progress. Click here to access the Web-based Training Tool.

Returning Students, click here to sign in!   

If you are new to web-based training or are experiencing problems, download the Help Manual(requires Adobe Reader).


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Safety Manual

  An employee training tool for the veterinary industry to reduce the risk of occupational related illness and injury. The manual is designed to guide veterinarians and staff members through the risk management process and to provide model policies and procedures that meet specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations with applicability to veterinary practices. Click here to download an order form

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Safety Bulletin

  Quarterly newsletter that features timely issues and current safety concerns that face the veterinary profession

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Safety Articles

  Archive of articles published by the AVMA PLIT related safety concerns of the veterinary industry.
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  Are you insured by Travelers through the AVMA PLIT-sponsored Business Insurance Program? Click here to access additional resources on their risk control website!


job Safety Analysis (JSA) Form

  A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is an important accident prevention tool that works by finding hazards and eliminating or minimizing them before the job is performed and before the employee has a chance to become injured.


Recordkeeping and reporting

  Download the official OSHA Recordkeeping Handbook and required reporting forms.

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Employee Training Guides

  Help your employees learn more about safety hazards and use these training guides during staff meetings.


Government Resources

  Links to websites of government agencies