State Employee Workers' Compensation and Injury Prevention

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

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

Email:  sov.riskhelp@state.vt.us

 

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 filed by injured state-workers are processed by the Agency of Administration's Office of Risk Management (ORM).  We receive over 1000 workers' compensation incident reports and claims per year and pay an average of $7 million in benefits annually.

 If you are a Vermont State employee who has suffered a work-related injury or illness, here is what you should do.

Workplace Safety:  Workplace injuries and illnesses produce human suffering, economic and social losses and impair the operating efficiency of state government.  ORM assists state agencies and departments in promoting safe work environments through training, program reviews and on-site consultations.  ORM works to improve safety in our workplace by conducting injury prevention analysis of reported incidents. Our goal is to examine the incident and conclude what can be done to prevent a similar incident from reoccurring in the future. We also monitor and evaluate statewide injury trends and exposures to determine if they are being properly addressed and make recommendations to mitigate workplace injuries.

Safety Training:  ORM, in partnership with the Department of Human Resources' Workforce Development Division, offers a suite of online, web–based health & safety trainings.  We encourage you to visit the State of Vermont Online University website and register as a new user today!