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Safety Groups: Training Information

Pinnacol Assurance’s safety group program emphasizes the importance of a safety culture. One of the safety group requirements involves the training that you are required to present to your members.

What Pinnacol-provided training is considered “approved” for safety groups?
Pinnacol has created a list of pre-approved risk management training courses that are available to you. These courses are presented by Pinnacol’s safety consultants and address risk management issues specific to the industry safety group or hazard groupings of the general safety group. Please request this training by contacting your safety consultant at least 30 days in advance of the training session.

Acceptable Safety Group Training can also include Pinnacol’s J.J. Keller Interactive training topics that are safety related and at least 45 minutes in length.

How will Pinnacol pre-approve our risk management training session(s) not delivered by Pinnacol’s safety services team?
Any training session not delivered by Pinnacol must tie to risk management topics such as: claims management, workplace safety, return-to-work, best practices for hiring and/or training new employees, provider relations, SIU, underwriting and OSHA standards. Please complete and submit the safety group training approval request form and course materials to your safety consultant at least 45 days in advance of the training session.

Is there a specific way that I need to track participation at our safety group training sessions?
Yes. You are responsible for tracking members’ participation for all safety group training sessions. Once your training has been approved, you will receive an email from your marketing representative with the appropriate attendance tracking spreadsheet (only this version will be accepted). For additional details regarding attendance tracking, please contact your marketing representative.

Do webinars satisfy one of the safety group's training requirements?
The Cost Containment Certification (CCC) webinar series will satisfy one safety group training requirement. The 10-part CCC webinar series, including Job Hazard Analysis, must be viewed in its entirety to receive a certificate of completion.

Please note that the brief Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) webinar within the CCC series does not fulfill the safety group requirement when viewed independently.

Please also note that the Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls, Defensive Driving and Accident Investigation webinars have been removed due to outdated content.

If you have any questions, please call our Safety On Call hotline at 303.361.4700.

In addition to the training we provide to our members, does Pinnacol have any risk management courses members can attend?
Pinnacol offers a wide variety of risk management training courses throughout the year. For the most up-to-date training information, visit the Training page on Approved safety group member training can be identified by looking for the “safety approved” icon below on the informational training flyers.

For more information, take a look at our Safety Group Program FAQs