We know that Human Resources professionals often have safety responsibilities added to their plate.  There is often no formal training provided to help you navigate the OSHA regulations and Worker's Compensation laws.  You often have to learn as you go and we're here to help!

We have developed a one-day workshop for HR Professionals who need a base or a refresher in the area of safety.  Two Hausmann-Johnson Insurance | The Benefit Services Group employees with backgrounds in Safety and HR have teamed together to share their experience and advice to ensure a valuable professional development course that will answer your questions and provide you with useful information.

This one-day workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Elements of a Safety Program
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSHA Record-keeping Requirements
  • Introduction to Post-Injury Management
  • Hazard Recognition and Risk Reduction Techniques
  • Overview of Common Safety Programs
    • Ergonomics
    • Hazard Communication
    • Industrial Hygiene (air/noise)
    • Confined Space
    • And more…


Karen Bender

Presented by: Karen Bender, SHRM-SCP, CEBS

Human Resources Consultant

Karen joined Hausmann-Johnson Insurance in 2017 with over 30 years of Human Resources experience. Her experience includes regulatory compliance (FMLA, EEO, FLSA, HR, and Safety), benefits, wage and salary administration, employee relations, training, and payroll. The majority of her industry experience is in insurance and manufacturing and she is knowledgeable in both union and non-union environments.

Karen also provides training services to the UW-Madison Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in HR areas and instructs a class for the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. Further, she developed and teaches courses targeted at providing small businesses (less than 100 employees) with general HR guidance and employment law review to help them maintain compliance and improve their processes.

Karen enjoys working outside, spending time with family, reading, and traveling. She has traveled to 23 foreign countries so far including hiking throughout Europe, a 1,000 mile snowmobile trip in Canada, and exploring off the beaten path in China.

Rick Barton,

Rick Barton, CSP, ARM

Senior Risk Consultant

Rick has over 20 years of experience in safety and risk control, working with clients in many industries including Construction, Mining, Trucking, Manufacturing, and Hospitality.  He specializes in assessing risk for the clients of Hausmann-Johnson Insurance to reduce loss potential. Through safety assessments and loss analysis, Rick develops solutions which include safety management techniques, training, and engineering.  Additionally, he has been asked to speak at local and national safety conferences on topics such as "How to Manage Safety on a Jobsite", and "What it Takes to be a Safety Leader”.

 Rick is an Authorized Instructor of OSHA Regulations Construction and General Industry Regulations.  He is an active member of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA), Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), the Wisconsin chapter of The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and the Association of General Contractors (AGC).  He is also on the Advisory Board of the Safety Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. 

Rick is an avid boater and enjoys sharing time on the water with family and friends. His children are spread across 4 U.S. states and Japan, so he and his wife are often traveling to visit them. He also has attended more than 150 games in the last 15 years to see his beloved Green Bay Packers play.