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Pinnacol approved safety group training

The following risk management training courses have been pre-approved by Pinnacol Assurance for
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The following risk management training courses have been pre-approved by Pinnacol Assurance for safety groups. A member of Pinnacol’s team will conduct this training at your group’s location and will work with you to customize it for your safety group.

Safety services requires:

  • 30 days advanced notice.
  • 10 or more policyholders/members to attend.
  • If fewer than 10 attendees have registered seven days prior to the event, the training will be cancelled.

To request this training for your safety group, please contact your agency relationship manager.

Investigating Behaviors of Concern (30 min.) 

Attendees will gain awareness of threat management terms and concepts, including the pathway to violence and the importance of a workplace violence prevention program. They will also receive a brief overview on investigating behaviors of concern and identifying violence potential in others.

Leveraging Medical Provider Relationships (60 min.)

Selecting a medical provider to care for your employees is similar to choosing your own family physician — the relationship is based on trust and communication. In workers' compensation, the primary care provider, also known as the designated medical provider, is the key to effective and efficient medical treatment for your injured workers. This course focuses on how to select and get to know your providers before you need to know them and features a local occupational medicine physician who will give you an insider’s view into workers’ compensation treatments and processes.

Making Getting Back to Work Work for You (60 min.)

If you are a new Pinnacol policyholder or new to handling workers’ compensation claims, this course is for you! It is designed to help employers get injured workers back to work safely to work by offering modified duty. You’ll learn when and how to contact Pinnacol’s Return to Work™ consulting and what resources are available to you. You’ll also discover how offering modified duty can help your organization better manage your claims and save money.

Topics include:

  • The benefits of modified duty
  • How to offer modified duty
  • How to identify modified duty tasks
  • Pinnacol’s resources and tools

Navigating Getting Back to Work: Finding Your Way (120 min.)

Can you imagine experiencing only non-lost time claims? Pinnacol’s Return to Work consulting can help to achieve this effort by assisting you in developing a written policy and program. This will help you efficiently navigate bringing your injured worker back on the job, avoid road blocks on the highway to modified duty, control the cost of the claim and enhance the recovery of your injured worker. This course focuses on the components of a written program, the formal job offer process, modified duty task development and program implementation.

Return to Work consulting — Revolution in Communication (60-90 min.)

Successfully getting an injured employee back to work is contingent on the employer/employee relationship. Mounting statistical evidence demonstrates that the emotional impact of an injury is more expensive than the physical injury itself. In this training Pinnacol’s Return to Work consulting will guide you through how developing a culture of a caring communication can help you get injured employees back to work quickly, reduce costs and improve productivity.

Safety Through Effective Leadership (30 min.)

Successful business leaders empower their employees to make decisions, speak up about concerns and take ownership of the work they do each day. Business owners, effective managers and supervisors also see their employees as the solution for workplace safety concerns. Learn how fostering trust, engaging in active listening and demonstrating care and concern for employees can help build a culture of safety.

Stories, Lies and Surveillance: Exposing Workers’ Compensation Fraud (60 min.)

This course focuses specifically on criminal investigations. Three case studies are reviewed in detail and lessons are extrapolated – both failures and successes. Legal theories and investigative techniques and concepts are then reviewed and applied to the case studies. A special emphasis is placed on good note taking processes.

Topics include:

  • Case study #1: A failed malingering case
  • Case study #2: A successful malingering case
  • Case study #3: A prosecuted workers’ compensation certificate forgery
  • Legal theories of theft, criminal intent and false statements

Unscrambling the Claims Puzzle (60 min.)

Understanding your rights and responsibilities after an employee is injured is a key component to managing claims costs. This course provides information about workers’ compensation benefits and rules while connecting the pieces involved in handling claims. After completing this course, you will be equipped to play an active role in the claims management process.

Topics include:

  • Workers’ compensation benefits provided to injured workers
  • Workers’ compensation rules and processes
  • Communicating with designated medical providers
  • Techniques and tools for managing losses

Optimize Productivity Management Based on Your Sleep Patterns (30-minute interactive session, attendees will be asked to participate)

Discover your hidden pattern of daily life to increase your mood and productivity at work. During this program, participants will: 

  • Determine chronotype to promote self-awareness.
  • Discuss when to complete certain activities throughout the day to promote safety.
  • Create a plan to manage and track daily productivity. 

Situational Awareness (30-minute interactive session, attendees will be asked to participate)

Discover how to practice situational awareness to create habits for your brain to detect hazards and identify safer options.
During this program, participants will: 

  • Define situational awareness. 
  • Complete situational awareness exercises.
  • Discuss how to identify your surroundings to prevent hazards from becoming an emergency.
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