University of North Dakota Case Study

University of North Dakota Case Study

Efficiently Training Employees on Key Safety & Compliance Topics = $500,000 Reduction in Insurance Premium

University of North DakotaThe University of North Dakota needed a systematic way to train employees campus-wide and their dilemma only heightened when their insurance carriers implemented new requirements to lessen workers’ compensation injuries and damages.

With approximately 6,000 employees spread across 170+ different areas, finding an online training system that could be customized and would track completions was the administration’s goal.

After reviewing numerous training systems that all had good attributes, but none that met all the university’s requirements, administrators discovered the SafeColleges Online Training System.

Since July 2016, UND employees have completed over 37,000 safety courses, including Back Injury and Lifting; Slips, Trips, and Falls; Campus SaVE Act; Discrimination Awareness; and a growing number (37 and counting) of custom courses that our administrators created in the SafeColleges Training System.

UND has many subject-matter experts and now administrators can take their information, easily create a course in SafeColleges Training, assign it, and completions are tracked automatically to fulfill data requirements.

“SafeColleges Training gives our employees important knowledge that is advancing safety campus-wide, and is directly responsible for a $500,000+ refund on last year’s annual insurance premium!” – Terry Wynne, Associate Director for Safety

The SafeColleges Training System was easy to implement and the customer service team was available any time the university needed help, which was minimal, according to Terry Wynne, Associate Director of Safety.

And best of all, UND administrators no longer have to “guesstimate” who has completed training, they now have concrete data from SafeColleges Training reports that prove that 96% of employees have passed their course work.

Needless to say, the university’s insurance carriers were pleased with their injury-prevention efforts and lowered the university’s insurance premium $500,000 last year!

Fantastic job by Terry Wynne, Associate Director of Safety, Linda Olson, Risk Management Officer, Tearnie Braaten, Workers’ Compensation Claims Coordinator, and others at UND! Not only are they making their university a safer place to work and learn, but they’re also reducing injuries, too. A win-win!