EMC Insurance Launches New School Safety Initiative

February 5, 2013

Des Moines, Iowa-based EMC Insurance Companies is partnering with SafeSchools to create safer learning environments for its insured schools.

Schools insured by EMC will now have complimentary access to SafeSchools Training, a web-based safety training and compliance management system specifically designed for school employees.

It’s important for school staff to receive training on school safety concerns such as slips and falls, overexertions, science lab hazards, transportation safety and medical or facility emergencies. With decreasing budgets, finding new and efficient ways to train staff becomes even more essential for administrators. Companies like EMC are looking for innovative ways to help.

The SafeSchools Staff Training system includes a comprehensive library of more than 250 online courses covering a wide range of important school safety topics such as Bullying Prevention; Bloodborne Pathogens; Sexual Harassment; Slips, Trips and Falls; Visual Weapons Screening and more.

Each SafeSchools Training course is 100 percent school-focused and written by a leading authority on school safety.

The training is available online, reducing the need for costly in-service days and time out of the classroom. Each course completion is automatically tracked and recorded by a state-of-the-art compliance management system, and a variety of valuable reports are available on-demand for administrators.

Using SafeSchools Training, districts can comply with important state mandates and develop a sound risk management culture to help mitigate exposure and losses.

SafeSchools Training has helped more than 4,000 districts nationwide reduce costs and increase safety through effective staff training.

Districts that have most successfully implemented the online training program have realized a 51 percent decrease in the severity of property and liability claims and a 58 percent decrease in workers’ compensation claims – saving hundreds of thousands of educational dollars a year.

Source: EMC Insurance

Latest Comments

  • February 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    Jerry Loghry says:
    EMC Insurance Companies is based out of Des Moines, Iowa. SafeSchools Training is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The EMC/SafeSchools pilot partnership currently covers the i... read more
  • February 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    companyman says:
    EMC Insurance is based out of Des Moines, Iowa. They have a branch in Cincinatti..just sayin'.
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