Safety Groups: Training Information

Pinnacol Assurance’s association program has been renamed and revamped, and new requirements are in place. The new name, “safety group program,” emphasizes the importance of a safety culture. One of the new 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 marketing representative.

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 marketing representative 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 Pinnacol and non-Pinnacol provided safety group training sessions. You must use the Pinnacol-approved attendance template document. For additional details regarding attendance tracking, please contact your marketing representative.

Do webinars satisfy one of the safety group's training requirements?
Yes, viewing a webinar series marked by the "safety approved" icon satisfies the requirements. For example, viewing the entire Cost Containment Certification webinar series satisfies one of the training requirements. The brief JHA and Accident Investigation webinars do not fulfill this requirement, as they are a high-level overview versus an in-depth training. 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