Workers’ Compensation and Staff Safety

Workers’ Compensation and Staff Safety2022-02-11T08:34:12-08:00

NCW Workers’ Compensation Pool

The NCESD administers the North Central Washington (NCW) Workers’ Compensation Pool, which promotes a safe and healthy work environment, safety programs and encourages return to work in the event of an injury. Claims for the pool are managed through Matrix Absence Management, TPA. The pool is responsible for monitoring medical cost, lost wages, and pension benefits. The NCW Workers’ Comp Pool goal is to promote a safe and healthy work environment.

NCW Workers’ Compensation Pool Member School Districts

Chelan County
Cascade, Cashmere, Entiat, Lake Chelan, Manson, Stehekin, Wenatchee

Douglas County
Bridgeport, Eastmont, Mansfield, Orondo, Palisades, Waterville

Grant County
Coulee-Hartline, Ephrata, Grand Coulee Dam, Moses Lake, Quincy, Soap Lake, Warden, Wilson Creek

Okanogan County
Brewster, Methow, Nespelem, Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, Pateros, Tonasket

Suzanne Reister, Executive Director, is the liaison between the districts, employees and the third party administrator.  Suzanne manages the pool and along with a team of Loss Control Specialist is responsible for a variety of risk management services to districts, specific district safety trainings, claims reviews and work place analysis, as well as a Hearing Conservation Program, DOSH Required Accident Prevention Programs, and SafeSchools training program.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Suzanne Reister by calling 509-667-7100 or emailing  safety@ncesd.org.

SafeSchools Online Safety Training

SafeSchools is an online safety training and tracking system designed specifically for school employees. With courses that address Environmental, Behavioral, Health, School Safety, Human Resources, and Transportation issues, SafeSchools delivers all of the essential training you need for each employee in your district. The cost of this program is picked up by our North Central Washington Workers’ Compensation Trust for districts in our Educational Service District! Clock Hours can be provided by bundling courses.

If you are interested in having different options for required annual training and refresher trainings, please contact Suzanne at 509-667-7100 or Dina Elam at 509-667-7110.

The SafeSchools Difference

1. 100% School-Focused

Would you want your teachers taking a Slips and Falls course that was designed for employees in a factory?  All SafeSchools courses are set in a school environment.

2. Expert Authors

SafeSchools courses are authored by leading school safety specialists. You can be sure the content is tested and accurate.

3. No Site-Setup or Implementation Fees

Are you paying a set-up fee now for software you are using for trainings?  SafeSchools never charges for setting up your custom SafeSchools site or administrator training.

4. Custom “Policy Courses”

Deliver your district-specific policies in the SafeSchools environment at no extra charge!

5. Track your Offline Training, Too!

SafeSchools enables you to track your offline training right alongside your online training.

Safety Matters

Our Workers’ Compensation and Staff Safety Staff


Suzanne Reister

Executive Director, Human Resources
suzanner@ncesd.org
509-667-7100

Flor Lopez

HR Program Support Assistant
florl@ncesd.org

Paul Harrison

Loss Control Specialist
paulh@ncesd.org
509-667-7108

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