Those risks and several resulting tragedies are what inspired the creation of the new, nonprofit manual, Safety in the Field for Adjusters and other On-Site Professionals.
"If this manual can save one life, it's worth it," opines
"If only this safety manual had been available when Katie became an adjuster, she might still be alive today," recounts Froeschle. "Thankfully, the
Veno's members couldn't agree more. Upon reading the first edition written specifically for adjusters, AAPIA's members recognized its broader relevance and urged their leadership to reconfigure and expand the message to include all workers who perform on-site inspections, evaluations, or attend meetings in a client's home.
According to their website, the AAPIA's safety manual is being dedicated as a public service on behalf of those brave young men and women who lost their lives in the call of duty. It is a step-by-step guide designed to prepare the reader for unforeseen acts, both environmental and personal, that could occur when working in the field.
Concludes Veno, "The hard fact is, Katie entered a
How many tragedies will it take before on-site professionals recognize the inherent risks in performing their jobs? The hazards are ever-present and invariably hidden, but at least now we have answers that are clear and simple."
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