1. What is State Fund’s Online Safety University℠?
It’s an online training platform and learning management system that provides free occupational safety training to our policyholders. Courses are provided by a third party vendor, NeoGov, a leading provider of online safety and human resources training.
Policyholders have access to more than 200 safety training courses in English and more than 60 courses in Spanish. Training covers general safety topics for various industries as well as ergonomics, employment liability, and HR topics. Training for supervisors is also available.
2. Why is State Fund offering free online safety training to policyholders?
Providing workplace safety assistance is a pillar of our purpose. We want to make safety information and training available to all policyholders to help keep workplaces safe, protect employees, and create/maintain a positive safety culture.
3. How do policyholders sign up for State Fund’s Online Safety University℠?
Policyholders can request an account for State Fund’s Online Safety University℠. NeoGov will then send an activation email with instructions on how to get started.
4. Can there be more than one administrator assigned to the account?
Yes. Once the primary contact for your business has set up the account, they can then create new users and assign additional administrators. This information can found in the Administrator’s Quick Start Guide. Employees should not share email addresses. The email address is the learner’s username/login and used to provide notification when enrolled in a course by their manager.
5. What resources are there for policyholders to learn how to use State Fund’s Online Safety University℠?
Our Administrator Quick Start Guide and Administrator Guide, are available to help you set up, access courses, and utilize the learning system functions like assigning courses and tracking completion.
6. Do the courses satisfy Cal/OSHA or other regulatory requirements?
These courses can help satisfy Cal/OSHA training requirements, but will not completely fulfill a policyholder’s training responsibilities. The training offered through State Fund’s Online Safety University℠ provides general awareness level training on many hazards. For this training to be most effective, policyholders should supplement this general training with company-specific training. For instance, after employees view a training on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), you should provide training on what specific PPE is required at your workplace and why. Additionally, after an employee completes training on bloodborne pathogens exposure control, you should supplement with company-specific information on the tasks that might involve potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens, how Hepatitis B vaccinations are provided to employees (if applicable), and who to report exposure incidents to within the company if they occur.
7. What happens if a policyholder goes into cancellation? Can they still access State Fund’s Online Safety University℠?
If a policyholder account goes into cancellation, they will continue to have access for 30 days after the policy expiration date. If their policy is reinstated after the 30 days they will need new login information and should contact State Fund’s Safety Support Unit for assistance.
8. Is technical support available for State Fund’s Online Safety University℠?
Yes! Our Safety Support Unit is available to provide live support Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (800) 675-2667, or email us at SafetySupport@scif.com.