Workplace Safety 101

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Established in 1914 by the state legislature, State Fund is California's most reliable provider of workers' compensation insurance and a vital asset to California businesses. State Fund supports California's entrepreneurial spirit and plays a stabilizing role in the economy by providing fairly priced workers' compensation insurance, helping California employers keep their workplaces safe, and restoring injured workers.

Workplace Safety 101

Also available in Spanish

Are you looking to enhance your safety program to improve workplace safety for your employees and don’t know where to start? Do you want to build a positive safety culture for your business?

We have developed an educational webinar to take you through the steps in building a strong safety culture and meeting the state requirements for an IIPP, Illness and Injury Protection Plan. Promoting a strong, positive safety culture is a key aspect of maintaining workplace safety. Our webinar topics include:

  • Benefits of workplace safety
  • The 8 elements of an effective Illness and Injury Protection Plan - IIPP
  • Safety communication and training
  • Hazard assessment and mitigation
  • Accident investigation
  • Building your safety culture
  • State Fund safety resources

Our Employer Education webinars are open to all California employers and insurance brokers.

Webinar Resources (PDF)

Webinar Presentation Slides (PDF)



Tony Velasquez

Tony Velasquez, Senior Loss Prevention Consultant - Safety & Health

Tony has more than 30 years of experience in the workers’ compensation industry. He has worked in various capacities in State Fund’s Claims and Safety & Health departments. Since 2020, he has served State Fund policyholders as a Senior Loss Prevention Consultant. Tony enjoys helping employers prevent work injuries and build a strong safety culture for their businesses.

Marcella La Rochelle

Marcella La Rochelle, Senior Loss Prevention Consultant - Safety & Health

Marcie has been with State Fund for 18 years in various capacities in our Claims and Safety & Health departments. Since 2014, she has been working as a Senior Loss Prevention Consultant assisting policyholders with their safety programs and Cal/OSHA compliance. A San Diego native, Marcie holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.

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