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CCCSIG Adds Online Safety Training to Its Safety Program for Schools
PublicSchoolWORKS — Saturday, September 24, 2011
CCCSIG Adds Online Safety Training to Its Safety Program for Schools by Implementing the Award-Winning 'EmployeeSafe™ Suite'; Online System Adds to CCCSIG's "Hybrid Training Approach" To Ensure Complete Training of Employees
Cincinnati, OH - September 16, 2011 - PublicSchoolWORKS (PSW) has signed an agreement with Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group (CCCSIG) in California for the group to implement PSW's Staff Training Management System, a part of its award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite. EmployeeSafe is an automated online safety program that facilitates timely and consistent administration of safety training, compliance task management (drills, inspections, IAQ, etc.), accident management, MSDS compliance, hazard/near miss reporting and more.
According to Denise M. Schreiner, RD, ASP, Health and Safety Services Manager of CCCSIG, "PublicSchoolWORKS' Staff Training Management System, has allowed CCCSIG to easily implement and manage a hybrid training approach. We added online training for the convenience of our member district employees as a complement to our in-person trainings, providing a blended approach to learning and an additional option for reaching the harder to access employee groups, such as teachers. We surveyed those taking the online training and thus far, 70% said their understanding of what they can do to prevent injuries has improved; that's what we were looking for in adding online training."
The Staff Training Management System offers more than 250 online safety courses covering workplace safety, student safety, human resource, state and federal specific issues and other safety topics. The system automates the training process by auto-emailing staff when training needs to be taken, sending reminder emails until training is complete, then auto-reporting to the appropriate administrators of staff who did not take the training by the deadline. The system also provides staff with 24/7 access to safety and technical support.
The Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group (CCCSIG) is a Joint Powers Authority organized in 1977 for the purposes of self-insuring workers' compensation and provision of health & safety services to its member public school districts in Contra Costa County. Today, CCCSIG operates a self-insured, self-administered public agency, which is one of the largest of its kind in the State of California. Of the 22 member districts, 20 are K-12 school districts, one County Office of Education and one Community College District. CCCSIG's workers' compensation program encompasses approximately 20,000 employees and more than $832 million in payroll, which translates to approximately $20 million in workers' compensation premium. Of the 22 member districts, 19 are active in the workers' compensation program and 8 are members of an insured Health Benefits Program.
Since its founding in 2000, PublicSchoolWORKS has been committed to providing top-quality, practical and cost-effective solutions to the constantly changing environmental, health and safety requirements affecting the nation's educational systems. The company has gained an exemplary reputation for the innovation and technical superiority of its comprehensive and integrated safety and compliance management systems, which combine administrative software tools and resources to dramatically reduce the time and cost required to develop, implement, and sustain safety compliance programs. For more information visit us on the web at www.publicschoolworks.com