Safety on demand
QBE can now offer insureds more than 400 e-learning courses including courses focused on workplace health and safety in these categories: construction, work-at-height, logistics, warehouse, driver, PPE, electrical, fire, food and hospitality safety, as well as human resources and drug and alcohol awareness courses.
Through a preferred-supplier relationship with Safety TV, this new program enables human resources, health and safety managers to efficiently deliver consistent, cost-effective training to departmentally and geographically diverse employees. QBE insureds benefit from both the online e-learning package and the offline version, which can be downloaded to a PC or laptop.
Having worked with Vocam for five years primarily in Australia, QBE is leveraging our global network to bring this valuable service now to our North America insured's.
Safety TV now for more information. To purchase a subscription at the QBE rate, call VOCOM at toll-free at 905.595.2578 and mention you are a QBE customer.
Through our partnership with Safetyinfo.com we are able to provide QBE policyholders with an extensive electronic safety training library. It's available for an annual membership of $349. Contact Neil Gunter at 877.906.5088 and tell him you are a QBE insured.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) programs
CardioReady, a specialist provider of turn-key AED programs, offers QBE policyholders a 10 percent discount on CardioReady's Certification services. To access, contact Donna Willone at CardioReady, 877.88.READY, ext. 704. Mention that you are a QBE policyholder.
Employers Practice Liability Insurance (EPLI) coverage
If your business has purchased EPLI insurance coverage through QBE you have access to a toll-free legal advice helpline: 877.LAW.4EPL or 877.529.4375. You will need to have your policy number ready. The Legal Advice Line gives you access to an experienced attorney well-versed in employment laws. They can give you general counsel on a range of employment issues, including:
- whether an employee may have a claim against you
- legal implications of decisions or actions you are considering
- new employment laws and how they affect you
- other employment law-related questions.
Several of the additional resources listed here offer discounts on safety materials for QBE insured's.
AIB International: The organization provides information, training and research materials. Topics covered on the website are food safety, food defense, school of baking and food safety audits.
National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFS): The website has information on food research, education and links to food technology sites.
Produce Marketing Associations(PMA): Food safety programs, training materials and research links.
American Society of Concrete Contractors
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Compliance & Safety Construction Safety Tips
National Electric Contractors Association (NEC)
National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA)
National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA)
Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA): Safety and health information and resources for the construction industry.
Construction Safety Council: The organization was established to provide training, training materials, publications and research for the construction industry.
Safety Glasses Inc.: Safety eyewear, equipment and advice (Mention QBE when purchasing for additional discounts)
Snug Harness Inc.: Fall protection, equipment and advice (Mention QBE when purchasing for additional discounts)
ATSSA - American Traffic Safety Services Association
Department of Homeland Security: Government security and preparedness information for homes and businesses.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Information on disasters by type, pre-planning, assistance, rebuilding and related links.
Ready.gov: Ready Business provides information on how to stay in business in the event of a fire.
OSHA's e-tool for developing a plan: Introduction to the Emergency Action Plan Expert System
Drug & alcohol info
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Government agency on drug abuse.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Government agency providing regulations for food and drugs.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): Information about the FHWA and inks to legislation and regulations.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA): Information on rules and regulations, registration and licensing, safety and security, and education.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Laws and regulations listed by topic, such as disabled drivers, airbags and tires.
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Government agency providing information to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Government safety regulations and training materials.
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA): Government regulations and training material for mining workers safety.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Government agency providing regulations and inspection of food processors; links to resource materials on food safety.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS): Canada's government safety agency; links to products and services, education and training materials.
US Deprt of Labor: Free build your own drug-free workplace policy.
Environment & industrial hygiene
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Organization providing worker safety and health education and information resources.
SIRI MSDS Index: University of Vermont, SIRI, has compiled a data bank of MSDS sheets that can be downloaded or printed. Links to other MSDS sites are provided.
Cornell University Ergo (CUErgo): General and ergonomic research information.
Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment: Material Handling Industry of America offers information on ergonomic equipment and technical data. Links to lift tables, stackers, etc.
Ergo Web: Services, products, news and information.
Humantech: Ergonomic training and training materials.
Federal regulations & websites
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Statistics of illness, injuries and fatalities by three-digit SIC codes, and national average workers' compensation loss information.
Center for Disease Controls and Prevention: A government agency that provides information on health and prevention for the public.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): Government product standards and product alerts.
Department of Homeland Security: Government agency providing information on security and preparedness for citizens and businesses.
Kidde Fire Systems: Manufacturer of security systems and fire detection, suppressions systems, portable extinguishers for restaurants, commercial and industrial applications.
Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB): Technical documents and boiler inspection information; maintenance fact sheets for cold storage plants.
National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA): Organization providing standards for fire protection used by most insurance companies; educational materials, training and research information.
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA): A non-profit organization provides information for the public, industry, law enforcement and motor vehicle administrators; a list of all motor vehicle departments by state.
JJ Keller & Associates, Inc.: Trucking industry resource for training materials, regulations and supplies for trucking company to meet governmental standards; training materials for construction and general industry.
National Road Safety Organization
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) (USDA): Government agency resource for developing a HACCP Program and Food Code regulations.
FoodSafety.gov: Provides links to selected government food safety-related information.
Health & safety resources
American Red Cross: Organization providing training for first aid, CPR and emergency training programs.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI): Industry standards that relate to products, processes, services, systems and personnel.
American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM International): Industry standards for materials, products, systems and services; list of standards, revisions and training information.
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE): Association of safety professionals.
Behavioral Safety: Information to develop behavioral safety controls.
5S's Programs: These are programs to improve the conditions and safety in the work place. 5S is part of a lean workplace philosophy to improve operation processes and safety.
National Safety Council (NSC): Provides safety training, materials and resources on a wide range of topics.
EHS Today: A publication featuring safety research, programs and links to products; online monthly newsletters available on special topics: ergonomics, construction safety and safety solutions.
Occupational Hazards and Safety: A monthly digital publication on current concerns in the safety field; good list of resources, consultants and products.
Safety Information: An online library of safety and training materials; free materials available with a larger selection available to website members.
Underwriters Labs (UL): A trusted testing lab to test products for public safety; provides customers information on standards certifications, listed products and safety information.
Wellness Council of America: A resource for worksite wellness programs and information.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety