Cost Containment Certification

Step 4: Safety training

Cost Containment Certification requires one full year of documentation demonstrating the minimum requirements outlined in Steps 1-6 are in place and effective at your organization.

Continuous workplace safety training is essential when creating an effective loss prevention program. It is the responsibility of top management to make sure employees are aware of duty-specific hazards and proper procedures to safely do their job.

To educate employees and reduce risk, it’s crucial for organizations to conduct and document on-going safety training for new hires and existing employees.

Data shows that new hires safety training is especially important when creating a safety culture. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workers employed in their role for less than one year make up over 30 percent of workplace injuries. 

Cost Containment Certification application requirements

Employers looking to become certified should be conducting new-employee safety training, employee safety training on a quarterly basis (at minimum), and related documentation for the aforementioned.

When you’re ready to apply for certification, you’ll need to provide the following documentation for Step 4: 

  1. Copies of new-employee safety orientation training documentation signed and dated by supervisors and employees. 
  2. Copies of quarterly safety training rosters that include the date each training was held, employee signatures, and the training topic covered. 
  3. The Board may request supporting documentation for job-specific training to verify that accident trends are being addressed.

Additional safety training guidance

Safety awareness tips

In addition to new-employee safety orientation and job-specific training, it’s essential to continue reinforcing the importance of safety through ongoing awareness and training.

When thinking about and planning for ongoing training in your organization, you may want to consider the following:

  • What topics are important to cover with your employees on a regular basis?
  • Are there common injuries that have been occurring recently?
  • Are there industry trends that are worth discussing with your team? 

The Cost Containment Certification Board will need to see only documentation showing safety training on a quarterly basis. However, in order to keep safety awareness at the top of your employees’ minds and to reinforce a strong safety culture, we recommend you hold meetings more frequently throughout the year.

Now that you’ve conducted your training, how can you verify it was effective? One option is to have employees take a quiz. Another option is to set up a demonstration for your employees to perform so they can show their understanding of the training. 

Safety Training Roster

Pinnacol Assurance assumes no responsibility for management or control of customer safety activities. Please ensure your business meets the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances related to workplace safety.

Pinnacol customers receive free certification assistance and an exclusive workbook.

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