PSA Insurance & Financial Services Hires Senior Safety Consultant
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Hunt Valley, Md. – May 13, 2014 – Hunt Valley-based PSA Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. welcomes Steve Pomponi, CSP, to its Risk Management and Commercial Insurance Practice as Senior Safety Consultant. Pomponi will assist clients with the development and implementation of safety management systems that prevent losses and improve risk profiles.
With the introduction of this position, PSA is not only able to build insurance programs to help protect clients against losses when they occur, but also reduce risk in a focused and meaningful manner. PSA takes a very comprehensive approach to safety management, reducing the frequency and severity of losses. When claims do occur, PSA helps clients limit liability and minimize business disruption through claims advocacy.
As Senior Safety Consultant, Pomponi performs baseline assessments to determine clients’ operational risk exposures; collaborates with clients to improve existing safety management systems; assists in the implementation of new safety practices and processes through hands-on training; and monitors progress to provide results-based services.
His guidance has saved clients millions of dollars and prevented countless injuries. Pomponi has assisted clients during severe injury incidents, Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspections, contesting citations and abatement agreements. Pomponi also regularly helps clients navigate through the complex world of OSHA regulations.
Prior to joining PSA, Pomponi was Managing Partner of Consulting Safety Managers Maryland. As an independent safety professional, PSA engaged his services to consult and train some of PSA’s most prominent clients.
“We’ve had the benefit of working with Steve for several years as a partner that enhanced our abilities to protect our risk management clients,” said PSA Property & Casualty Practice Leader, Craig English. “We chose to work with him because of his knowledge, professionalism, and creative and engaging educational style that our clients love. When the chance to have Steve join the PSA team materialized, we were excited to make it happen.”
Pomponi comes to PSA with 25 years of safety experience and specialized expertise in applying effective management systems to control risk. Pomponi was formerly the Director of Risk Management for a 7,000-employee company, where under his leadership, the company achieved a 72 percent reduction of workers’ compensation costs and 83 percent reduction of auto insurance costs.
“I am thrilled to join the PSA team because of their reputation in the insurance industry and commitment to building a best-in-class safety services offering for their clients,” said Pomponi.
Pomponi’s passion for safety and human welfare is evident within every aspect of his daily life. When he is not working with clients preventing losses, he spends time volunteering as an EMT. Pomponi is also a member of the elite MD-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) that was deployed during Hurricane Sandy, the Presidential State of the Union and Inauguration events.
Pomponi earned a M.S. in Safety Engineering from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Hygiene from Millersville University. He holds the nationally accredited and internationally recognized Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation, awarded by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Please direct all media inquiries to Josie Hankey at 410-420-2001 or by email at Josie.Hankey@FallstonGroup.com.
In business to help protect and grow the assets of their clients since 1928, PSA is the mid-Atlantic’s leading independent multi-disciplined financial services firm specializing in risk management, employee benefits, fiduciary consulting for employer sponsored retirement plans and wealth management. With vast knowledge, experience and resources, PSA delivers national caliber capabilities to clients with the attention of a local partner. To learn more, visit www.psafinancial.com.