State Employee Workers' Compensation and Injury Prevention

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

PLEASE NOTE: The ResourceNow safety training system will no longer be available after July 31st 2019. All courses are now available through HR's SOV LINC LMS.

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         

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE    

IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE STATE OF VERMONT'S LMS SOV LINC SYSTEM

                                                                                                 

TRANSITION FROM PMA RESOURCENOW CLMI TO VIVID LEARNING

for online safety training

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2019

 

WHO IS AFFECTED?            All employees who take online safety courses

DESCRIPTION: Risk Management and its workplace safety administrator, PMA Companies, are transitioning from the online safety course provider Resource Now to a new provider - Vivid Learning. All online safety courses will be available only through DHR’s LINC Learning Management System (LMS) – the system of record for all employee training.

WHAT IS IT?

Updated safety courses

Relevant to your job

Accessible with SOV approved browsers Firefox and Chrome.

Sign into SOV LINC and browse for training.

All Agency of Transportation employees can use SSO with the following link:

https://vermont.csod.com/samldefault.aspx?ouid=2

All records of online courses will now be stored directly in the LMS.  Historical records from PMA/RESOURCENOW are in the process of being loaded into the LMS.

Defensive driving courses through the National Safety Council that had been on Resource Now have been moved to Vivid to be uploaded to the LMS.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Cost is free to employees and all agencies.

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 in the Second quarter 2019 from PMA's Organizational Safety Institute are  called  Third Quarter Schedule 2019

For PMA's safety website and resources click here .