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Wearable Technology – Mitigating WC Loss Costs


4:30 pm

Wearable Technologies (bio-feedback sensors) which can document physical activity and function can help identify physical exposure, change behavior, assess worker capability and mitigate WC loss costs.

Ron Bellows, CIE, CRS

President - Risk Retention Bureau LLC

Mr. Bellows is a 40-year veteran of the commercial property casualty insurance industry.  The last 20 years providing domestic and international risk management consultation to Fortune 500 clients specializing in workers compensation, ergonomics, analytics employee screening and wearable technology. 


His experience in domestic and international property casualty, includes various management positions in Underwriting, Claims Medical Management and Risk Control, with concentration in manufacturing, distribution, food processing, and service industries.


Combining an understanding of loss metrics, exposure modeling, project management and organizational behavior, Mr. Bellows helps customers develop and implement risk management solutions that improve their risk profile.


His risk analysis experience provided the foundation for maintaining a profitable book of business underwriting multinational industrial accounts, with growth and expense control and helped develop, organize and sell TPA services for an international property and casualty insurer.


Addressing many industry forums such as RIMS and STRIMA Mr. Bellows has presented at national conferences on Self-Insurance Groups, IDM, Ergonomics, Pollution Liability, Soft Tissue Injury Management, Fraud and Settlement Strategy, Ergonomics, Wearable Technology, Fleet Safety and Business Continuity Planning.


Mr. Bellows holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry from the State University of New York and a Master’s Degree in Safety Management from Bienville University. 


He completed his fire protection studies at Oklahoma State University in 1985, earned his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation in 1986, an Industrial Hygiene certificate from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1988 and became a Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE) in 2006. 


Today his company leverage’s science and analytics to bring innovative technology solutions to his customers that help them reduce operational risk and WIN AT WC.

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