Free Learning Saves Policyholders over $13 million

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Education and training are important tools in safety programs and WSI is proud to offer policyholders a free learning management system (LMS) and OSHA training.  

LMS

The goal of the LMS is to offer a high tech/low touch approach to safety training, whenever and wherever a policyholder is located. 

Over the past 12 years, over 1,000 employers have utilized WSI’s free LMS, with nearly 12,000 – 15,000 active users on a yearly basis. In this timeframe 766,094 courses have been completed at a cost nearly $13.8 million if they employers would have had to purchase the training outright. The cost of the LMS and courses is covered by Safety Appropriated Funds and policyholders do not incur any charges.

In addition, if a policyholder participates in WSI’s safety incentive programs and selects LMS, they may be eligible for 5% discount on their premium. And if they participate in the Safe Driver program, they can use the LMS to complete the training component in the program to help them receive an additional 5% discount on premium.

The top 5 courses completed in 2018 include:

  1. Bloodborne Pathogens – 3171 completions
  2. Fire Extinguisher Safety – 2812 completions
  3. Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety – 2740 completions
  4. Lockout/Tagout – 2692 completions
  5. Industrial Ergonomics – 2653 completions

 WSI’s LMS offers over 650 titles in English and Spanish. If you are interested in signing up for LMS contact LaVal Eberhart at 701-328-3858 or leberhart@nd.gov.

 

OSHA Training

WSI also offers OSHA 10/30-hour online training at no cost to North Dakota employers and their employees. The OSHA 10/30-hour training programs providing safety training and education to help employers and employees identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Each student who completes the program receives a completion card issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.

WSI has offered the programs since December 2014. For OSHA 10 there has been over 1300 completions in the general industry and over 1500 completions in construction; and over 20 completions in OSHA 30 construction industry.

If you are interested in the OSHA 10/30-hour training, email wsi10hour@nd.gov.

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