State Employee Workers' Compensation and Injury Prevention

Ergonomic safety links and working from home information

 

Please read this Telemed Document Here

Concentra Telemed

Remote Ergonomic Tips and Tricks

PMA Remote Ergo Assessments

Remote Ergonomics

Computer work station self evaluation

Ergonomic Principles

Online Safety Course Catalog 

PLEASE NOTE: This page applies to State of Vermont employees only.

If you are not a state employee, please contact the Vermont Department of Labor, Workers' Compensation Division at (802) 828-4000.

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 employee Managers 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         

All safety training is available through SOV LINC

 

LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS

Using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers, sign into SOV LINC and browse for training, click on “request” and then “launch” to proceed.

Detailed instructions and catalog on Risk Management workplace safety and DHR websites:

https://humanresources.vermont.gov/training/sov-linc

https://aoa.vermont.gov/secretary/divisions/workers-comp

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Risk Management at 828-2899 or

SOV.RiskHelp@vermont.gov

Workforce Development Division, Center for Achievement in Public Service 802-828-2751 or DHR.CAPS@Vermont.gov

 

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 safety 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 LMS.

The following documents are available by clicking the links:

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

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

Upcoming free webinars from PMA's Organizational Safety Institute are called  Third Quarter Schedule 2020

For PMA's safety website and resources click here .