Training

The most effective way to reduce losses is through education.

The most successful and important role of the EIA's loss prevention team is to provide cost-saving and effective training solutions.  The EIA has helped thousands of member employees receive the safety and loss prevention training they need through our various training programs.  Check out our various training opportunities below.

TargetSolutions

An online learning management system by TargetSolutions allows members access to an extensive catalog of web based training sessions for risk management as well as everyday business needs such as Microsoft Suite products.

We have partnered with TargetSolutions to deliver an online training and safety/risk management platform of services. The web-based training program provides access to a wide range of training topics, many of which are free, and others at an EIA negotiated reasonable cost. This innovative service gives members “anytime, anywhere” access to quality, cost-effective, courses in a wide range of risk management topics as well as general business needs such as Microsoft Suite products.

The platform is streamlined and more efficient than traditional systems and contains several beneficial features, to include: a time-saving compliance tracking component, resource center, FleetSmart, data analytic capabilities and file center functions. For additional information on TargetSolutions contact Ian Chadwick or call (916) 850-7300.

EIA TV

Our EIA TV solution offers live training sessions, as well as 24/7 access to on-demand webinars.  Choose from a myriad of risk management topics for workers' compensation, liability, property and health programs via a customized platform accessible only by EIA members and their employees.

WUMBUS

WUMBUS is an online streaming library of safety and training videos available for 1-day streaming access.

WUMBUS FAQ's

What is Wumbus?

  • Wumbus is an online repository of educational safety videos available for 1-day streaming.

How does Wumbus work?

  • Each video is accessible for a brief preview. If you decide that you would like to view the video you would then spend a credit to gain access to unlimited views of that video until the end of that calendar day. (i.e. if you were to rent the video at any time on August 24th, you would have access to it until 11:59pm on August 24th)

How do I get credits?

  • Each EIA member has access to up to 2 credits per month. Once you set up an account with the EIA, you can spend these credits to gain 1-day access to a video. These credits are not added to a pool for a specific entity, but are a limit on the amount of credits that you can access from the EIA’s pool.

How do I set up an account?

  • Please contact Ian Chadwick in the Loss Prevention Department to set up an account. Once you’ve done so, you will have access to 2 credits per month through that account that you can use at your leisure.

Can I preview a video?

  • Yes, you can watch several minutes of a video that has a watermark over it in the small demo player before spending a credit on the video.

What if I would like to watch 3 videos and I only have two credits?

  • If you would like to watch more than two videos in a month, please contact Ian Chadwick in the Loss Prevention department and request another credit.
On Site Training

Customized sessions held at members' location to help address specific hazards and loss prevention issues.  These can be held at various locations throughout California.  

Training can range from injury prevention to disaster preparedness to office ergonomics, and more.  Contact Ian Chadwick in our Loss Prevention Department for more information.

Accident Investigation

This class is designed for anyone that may be required to conduct or participate in an accident investigation. Attendees will learn the definition of a hazard; how to classify hazards; what should be investigated; when an investigation should be accomplished and why; as well as who should conduct the investigation. Participants will acquire an understanding of what should be gained by the process and how to use the information that's been gathered.

Aging and Wellness

This course is targeted at all public employees. Aging is a biological process. Learn how you can maintain better health, live longer, and take better care of your family. Help your organization start an employee wellness program. Attendees will learn:

  • The aging process
  • How to age gracefully and live a longer happier life
  • How to identify the risks that cause disease and early disability/death.
  • How to prevent accelerated aging and disease by changing your life style
  • Stress management and weight loss techniques
  • How diet and exercise can increase your longevity
  • How to plan for end of life care

Back Injury Prevention - Safe Lifting

In this module, we focus on lifting, an activity most often cited as the cause of back injuries. Attendees will learn and be able to demonstrate proper lifting techniques as well as what is meant by obtaining the "locked" position. We'll review lifting safeguards that can help employees maintain their health. At the end: Participants will recognize the importance of planning and posture with regards to safe lifting. Be able to explain what is meant by lock and lift. Proficiently demonstrate how to achieve the locked position. Identify what can be done to ensure safety during a lift.

Bloodborne Pathogens

The target audience for this course is supervisors and employees with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. We will review employer responsibilities pertaining to bloodborne pathogens and provide guidance in procedure development necessary to reduce employee risk. The learning objectives include:

  • Exposure routes for bloodborne pathogens
  • Signs indicative of potential hazards
  • What to do if there is an exposure incident
  • Universal Precautions
  • Employer responsibilities in the event of employee exposure

CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor

Upon sucessful completion, this course will certify attendees to provide instruction on the skills necessary to effectively provide CPR, basic first aid and early AED intervention to those in need. CPR, First Aid and AED courses are also available individually to meet the needs of the requesting organization. Please inquire with CSAC EIA Loss Prevention for details on cost and class requirements.

Defensive Driving

The target audience for this training includes all employees who possess a class C driver license and drive for a public entity. Someone is killed about every two hours in California in a motor vehicle collision. Don’t become a grim statistic. Refresh your driving skills and learn how to survive on the highways. This training session is aimed at all employees who have a California Class C driver license and drive for a public entity. Attendees will learn:

  • Driver risk taking; “Why we drive the way we do”
  • California collision statistics
  • The accident triangle
  • How to identify driver human factors
  • How to maintain control over the vehicle
  • How to adapt to the environment
  • How to identify and prevent driver distractions
  • How to handle emergencies
  • How to conduct driver accident investigation

Disaster Preparedness 101

This course will provide guidance to attendees in the event of a disaster at home or at work. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Types of Disasters
  • The Disaster Cycle
  • Home and Work Preparation
  • Employee Responsibility
  • Earthquake/Flood Preparedness
  • Public Employee Responsibilities
  • Planning Tools

DOT Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing

This program satisfies the requirement established by the Department of Transportation that supervisors participate in a two hour Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing course. Throughout this course supervisors will expected to participate in interactive activities to sharpen their skills. Supervisors will learn:

  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use in the workplace
  • What observations are required for ordering reasonable suspicion drug testing
  • How to approach the suspected employee in a non-confrontational manner
  • What procedures to follow, when removing an employee suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol from the work place, and ordering "reasonable suspicion" drug/alcohol testing
  • How their organization’s drug testing policy interfaces with the Federal Standards

Effective Injury & Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP)

This class is designed for those that participate in the development and/or implementation of IIPPs. The course lays out a simple and easy guide that is logical and set on improving the effectiveness of injury & illness prevention.

Hazard Communication

We will review employer responsibilities pertaining to hazardous substance management and will provide guidance in the development of the procedures necessary to reduce employee risk. The learning objectives will include:

  • Written Hazard Communication Program/Policy
  • Physical inventory
  • What are hazardous substances
  • How hazardous substances affect the body
  • What are the different types of hazardous substances
  • What is on product labels
  • What are material safety data sheets
  • How to protect yourself from hazardous substances

Heat Illness Prevention

The target audience for this course includes supervisors and employees who work in the outdoor environment. This course provides an overview of heat illness issues as they pertain to indoor and outdoor places of employment. Topics of discussion include:

  • Recognize when a life threatening situation exists
  • Review heat illness symptoms and first aid treatment
  • The importance of consuming plenty of fluids to stay hydrated
  • A review of employer responsibilities under CAL/OSHA Regulation (8 CCR GISO 3395)

Home Visitation Safety

Attendees of this course will be provided with information on how to reduce the risk associated with participating in client home visitations. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Basic Safety (PDCA) Cycle
  • Initial assessment
  • Useful items
  • How and where to park
  • Approaching, entering & leaving
  • Special circumstances (drugs, weapons, mental illness, etc…)
  • General safety guidelines

Incentive Programs

This course teaches the basic criteria for success. Attendees may be anyone interested or involved in the administration and/or approval of an Incentive Program. Addressed are:

  • The importance of commitment from the top Program selection
  • Implementation & administration
  • Setting goals & objectives
  • Marketing the program
  • Keeping it "Fresh"
  • Measuring results

Industrial Ergonomics

This course introduces the fundamentals and applications of industrial ergonomics for improving equipment, tools, workplace, and job design. Risk Managers and supervisors as well as those tasked with health and safety duties will benefit from the course by understanding the basic design principles for human operators and current issues in industrial ergonomics. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the basic principles of ergonomics
  • Recognizing the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Understanding the necessary program components for identifying, reporting, and controlling MSDs
  • Knowing how to protect employees from MSD injuries and reduce risk

Industrial Noise

The target audience for this training includes supervisors and/or employees who have identified potentially hazardous noise exposure in the work environment. This training will review the concept of industrial noise exposure and hearing loss. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Anatomy of the human auditory system
  • The physics of noise
  • Sampling methods and surveillance
  • Engineering controls
  • Hearing protection
  • Regulatory review

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

This course will introduce the attendee to the basic concepts and practices associated with the profession of industrial hygiene. In this class you will learn:

  • The basic concepts of Industrial Hygiene (IH)
  • A better perspective of what an Industrial Hygienist can do for you
  • What to expect if you hire a professional Industrial Hygienist

Maintaining the OSHA Log 300

This course is aimed at Human Resource Managers and Supervisors who have the responsibility for recording workplace injuries and illnesses. The course also serves as an excellent refresher for risk managers, safety officers, and department heads. Attendees will learn:

  • The state and federal record keeping requirements
  • Which employers are required to maintain the OSHA Form 300
  • What information must be entered on the OSHA Form 300, 300A, and 301
  • The OSHA 300 logic tree for determining when an injury or illness is recordable
  • Where the OSHA Form 300 must be maintained
  • When and how to complete the OSHA Form 300A annual summary
  • When and where to post the OSHA Form 300A

Managing Multiple Employer Worksites

This course serves as an excellent opportunity for supervisors, risk, contract, and project managers, safety officers, and department heads to gain an understanding of challenges associated with multi-employer worksites and how to overcome them. Attendees will learn:

  • Early industrial Safety and the need for Workers’ Compensation
  • Public entity risk exposure and how to measure it
  • The Perceive-Process-Perform Risk Management Model
  • Potential loss consequences (costs) resulting from an accident
  • Risk transfer through insurance and contractual agreement
  • The Cal/OSHA safety standards and how they affect liability
  • The Tort (civil wrong) Legal System
  • The Tosco Refinery Accident and how it led to AB1127
  • Review AB 1127 (L.C. 6423-6436)
  • Government Code 835
  • Multi-Employer Worksites
  • Cal/OSHA policy and procedures for worksite inspections
  • Loss prevention actions (due diligence tools)
  • How to pre-qualify contractors
  • How to monitor contractors
  • Worksite safety orientations/inspections
  • Walk a “virtual worksite”, identify hazards, and take corrective action

Managing Workers' Compensation for Supervisors

This course serves as an excellent training opportunity for supervisors, risk managers, human resource managers, safety officers, safety coordinators, and department heads to learn how managing worker’s compensation can benefit your organization. Attendees will learn:

  • Early industrial safety and the need for Workers’ Compensation
  • Why injuries and illnesses on the job require claims management
  • Why Workers’ Compensation costs the employer valuable resources
  • Accident investigation and the provisions of SB 899
  • The Workers’ Compensation claims process
  • How to implement return (stay) at work program
  • How to Implement the “interactive process” and comply with the Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • How to reduce costs by monitoring and closing your claims

Mold & Indoor Air Quality

We will review procedures associated with indoor air quality investigation and risk management. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Air quality biology
  • Ventilation systems
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Sampling techniques
  • Data evaluation
  • Health effects
  • Remediation references

Office Ergonomics

Target audience: all computer users. Supervisors are encouraged to attend so they acquire the skills to evaluate and improve their employees’ workstations. Participants will learn the definition of ergonomics and why it is important. The subject matter includes an overview of both the California & Federal Standards. Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify tasks that commonly lend to the development of:Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD), Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMI)
  • How to acknowledge early signs of injury and when to take action
  • The benefits of job/task rotation
  • How to buy the right furniture or equipment
  • How to effectively review workstations
  • The benefit of breaks and exercise
  • The role of employee health
  • A review of behavioral issues contributing to RMIs

Respiratory Protection

The target audience for this course includes supervisors and/or employees who have identified a need for respiratory protection in the work environment. This course will address the basics of respiratory protection requirements and the correct selection, use and maintenance of respirators. Topics of discussion will include:

  • When respirators are needed
  • Types of respirators and their limitations
  • What you must do when respirators are required
  • What you must do when respirators are optional

Review of the Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard

This is an informative online training session on Understanding the Cal OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard. The class will review:

  • Code Section 5199 and 5199.1
  • The history of the Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard development.
  • General provisions of the new regulation.
  • Pertinent references for policy development

Safe Lifting and Back Safety

Participants in this class will learn the basic principles associated with safe lifting practices. Topics of discussion will include:

  • The basic principles of body mechanics
  • How to recognize risk factors
  • Basic ergonomics, back safety, and how they apply to the occupational environment

Sexual Harassment

This course is designed for the supervisor and ‘on-the-line’ employee. It outlines what constitutes sexual harassment. Teaches participants how to recognize a "hostile environment"; affirmative defenses for an organization; appropriate responses to a complaint; launching an investigation, interviewing and documenting information; basic dos & don'ts; and, how to resolve conflict.

Slips, Trips and Falls

This class will be a comprehensive look at slips, trips and falls and will include both discussion and collaborative group activities. Throughout this course attendees will:

  • Define slips, trips & falls as an occupational hazard
  • Identify slip, trip & fall hazards in the workplace
  • Examine the types of the injuries that can result from slips, trips & falls
  • Define the hierarchy of controls
  • Demonstrate how control measures are utilized to mitigate slip, trip & fall hazards
  • Examine how to safely use ladders in the workplace

When an Injury Occurs: The Supervisor's Role

Addresses the supervisor's importance in effective injury management. Information covered includes:

  • Medical Control
  • Prompt & Accurate Reporting
  • Administration of Return-To-Work Programs

Winter Weather Travel

This class is designed to provide an increased awareness of the hazards associated with driving in inclement winter weather for any employee that travels on behalf of their organization. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Vehicle Preparation
  • Traction Aids
  • Vehicle Handling Dynamics
  • Cold related Injuries

Workplace Ventilation

The target audience for this course includes supervisors and/or employees who have identified a need for ventilation in the work environment. This course provides a general overview of workplace ventilation associated with the removal of hazardous substances from the occupational environment. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Ventilation terminology
  • Ventilation types
  • Hood design and use
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Review of pertinent regulation