Occupational Health & Safety

Newfront’s OH&S team offers a multidisciplinary consultative approach bringing together resources that promote workplace safety, property conservation, fleet and general liability controls, claims advocacy and employee well-being.

Our approach

Workplace safety has improved in recent decades but risk remains high. Newfront offers a suite of integrated services designed to help clients mitigate their exposures and reduce claim frequency and costs.

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Forward looking

Using tech-enabled expert analysis, the OH&S team evaluates risk profiles, including property, environmental, employee health and safety, auto, and emergency preparedness to develop insightful and targeted strategies to design and implement risk improvement plans.

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Risk mitigation

Our risk consultants offers a suite of integrated services designed to help clients evaluate and control their exposures and reduce claim frequency and severity.

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Claims advocacy

Our team establishes key pre-loss mitigation programs before losses occur, provides responsive guidance throughout the claim process, and delivers day-to-day client support and consultation.

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Circle of care

We create a roadmap focused on injury and illness prevention, best-in-class claims management, and creating a pathway to injury recovery, health, and well-being.

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Industry-leading technology

Occupational Health & Safety offers key technology-based resources.

  • On-line safety and HR learning management system

  • Safety, HR, and wellness resource library

  • OSHA recordkeeping and reporting tool

  • HR Hotline

Subject matter expertise

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)

  • Ergonomists


Scott Rhymes

Scott Rhymes is the Risk Control Leader at Newfront. Scott has over 27 years of experience in the risk management field, including directing employer-side risk management programs, public infrastructure projects, construction, manufacturing, and logistics. Scott leads Newfront’s team of risk control consultants to help clients lower their total cost of risk through assessment, education, and development of comprehensive risk control action plans designed to reduce risk exposure and enhance our client's overall risk management systems.

Key designations

  • Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM)

  • Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM)

  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration (WCCA)

  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS)

  • Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS)

  • Accredited Professional in Risk and Insurance (APRI)

  • Self-Insured Claims Administrator (SIP)

  • Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation (CPWC)

  • Total Worker Health Workplace Facilitator (CPH-NEW)