State Employee Workers' Compensation and Injury Prevention

Rebecca M. White, J.D., Risk Management Director of Operations

Office of Risk Management
6 Baldwin Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05633-3801
Phone: (802) 828-2899
Fax: (802) 828-0410

Workers' Compensation

Vermont State Government employees who are injured on the job are covered under the State’s workers’ compensation self-insurance program. Workers’ compensation claims are administered  by PMA Management Company of New England Inc. (PMA). The contract with PMA is managed by  the Agency of Administration's Office of Risk Management (ORM).

Note: State of Vermont employees and supervisors, please click this link for instructions on filing a workers' compensation claim online with PMA.

Link to PMA's online claim reporting website: ___http://www.pmacompanies.com___

Workplace Safety

Workplace injuries and illnesses produce human suffering, economic and social losses and impair the operating efficiency of state government.  ORM has entered into an agreement with PMA to assist state agencies and departments in promoting safe work environments through training, program reviews and on-site consultations.  PMA works with ORM to improve safety in our workplace by conducting injury prevention analysis of reported incidents. The  goal is to examine the incident and conclude what can be done to prevent a similar incident from reoccurring in the future. PMA also monitors and evaluates statewide injury trends and exposures to determine if they are being properly addressed and makes recommendations to mitigate workplace injuries.

Safety Training

PMA offers a full range of online safety training programs through their partner ResourceNow.  PMA classroom based courses can also be assigned and tracked on this website. We are confident you will find these courses relevant, timely and applicable to your job.

This online training system is accessed via a different website than the SOV's LINC, which contains all workplace training and is the system of record for employee training. Risk Management will send training records and certificates from this site to SOV LINC on a monthly basis, so records of all employee training will be kept at one place on SOV LINC.

SOV's LINC is the Learning Management System (LMS)  for employee training records on all work related topics. The Agency of  Transportation's (AOT)  safety training center is Vtrans Training Center.  The Vermont State Police's (VSP) training center is the Office of Professional Development. The Department of Correction's (DOC) safety training center is  Vermont Correctional Academy.  The Office of Risk Management's ResourceNOW training system is meant to complement the trainings offered by AOT, VSP and DOC for their employees. If you work for those departments, please follow the directives of your safety officers, supervisors, managers and/or directors before signing up for safety courses through ResourceNOW.

Cost: Free! The Office of Risk Management pays for the cost of training.

The link to the website for on-line workplace safety training through PMA and ResourceNOW is   http://www.rncod.com/sov, which is  here.

The following documents are available by clicking the links:

An overview of the online workplace safety training is called PMA online classes overview

Instructions for employees on how to access and use the website is called How to Access Online Training

A list of courses available on ResourceNOW's website http://www.rncod.com/sov is called PMA ResourceNOW Courses

A list of courses available on PMA Websource's website http://www.pmacompanies.com  is called PMA Websource Courses

Upcoming free webinars in August and September 2017  from PMA's Organizational Safety Institute are  called   August and September 2017 webinars/sites/aoa/files/risk/PMA3Q2017.pdf

Information on PMA's free online series updated for August 2017 on Leading Safety: Principles and Practices is  called Leading Safety/sites/aoa/files/risk/2017%20Spotlight%20on%20Safety%20as%20a%20Leadership%20Role%20in%20Organizations.pdf

If you have any questions or difficulty with the online training system, please contact the Vermont Office of Risk Management at SOV.riskhelp@vermont.gov  or 802-828-2899 or the Risk Control Technical Coordinator at PMA at 203-679-3827 or rnsupport@pmagroup.com.

For PMA's safety website and resources click here .