Training Partners & Helpful Links
MIIA LOSS CONTROL TRAINING PARTNERS
The following organizations work with MIIA Loss Control to provide training and other assistance to our members in order to reduce losses.
-AllOne Health -www.allonehealth.com
Health Resources administers MIIA’s Employee Assistance Program and also provides loss control training on topics such as Back Injury Prevention, Back Coaching, Slip/Trip/Fall Prevention as well as our entire Management Series seminars.
-Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DOS) - www.mass.gov/dols
The MA DOLS is responsible for overseeing the safety and health of public entities in MA. They provide training such as Trench Safety, Confined Space, Right to Know, Personal Protective Equipment, Indoor Air Quality and Respiratory Protection for MIIA.
-Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) - www.mass.gov/mcad
MCAD is the state’s chief civil rights agency. They work to eliminate discrimination by enforcement, training and outreach programs. MCAD provides training for MIIA such as a Discrimination Prevention Train the Trainer program and Internal Complaints Investigations programs.
-Quality Behavioral Institute (QBS Inc.)- www.qbscompanies.com
QBS Inc. provides training and consultation support to organizations that work with individuals with behavioral challenges. MIIA Loss Control has partnered with QBS on their Safety Care program which is a program designed to prevent struck-by related claims by improving de-escalation skills and communication. These types of claims are typical in our school settings.
-The Garland Company, Inc. - www.garlandco.com
Garland provides comprehensive roofing and flooring services. For MIIA they assist with providing roof inspections to our members as well as training on how to conduct roof inspections.
-The New England Consortium (TNEC) - www.uml.edu/TNEC
The TNEC provides a wide variety of worker health and safety training across New England. For MIIA they have provided assistance with programs such as Work Zone Safety.
-Doron Precision- www.doronprecision.com
Doron Precision is the manufacturer of our law enforcement and fire driving simulator. This tool has been extremely helpful in delivering drivers training to our members. This link provides a description of the training equipment and simulator modules.
-Citizens Planner Training Collaborative (CPTC) - www.umass.edu/masscptc
The Citizen Planner Training Collaborative provides local planning and zoning officials with tools to make effective decisions regarding their community's current and future land use. For MIIA they provide many seminars and workshops on planning and zoning throughout the state.
-Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA) - www.massrpa.org
The MRPA is a non-profit membership organization committed to education and training in the profession of parks and recreation. For MIIA they have assisted with providing Certified Playground Safety Inspectors courses.
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS
-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - www.epa.gov/iaq
This link provides information on topics such as Tools for Schools, Carbon Monoxide, Mold and Radon.
-Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) - www.mass.gov/dep/
The state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, hazardous waste management, recycling and wetland preservation. They also provide a Chemical Management Grant program, online training, energy conservation tools and sample programs.
-National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) - www.nrpa.org
This link provides information on playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification and many other parks and recreation related safety topics.
-Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - www.osha.gov
OSHA is responsible for developing and enforcing safety standards. They are considered the minimum safety standards that all of our members should adhere to.
-Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - www.ada.gov
This site provides technical assistance on ADA compliance.
-Central Massachusetts Safety Council- www.centralmasafety.org
This is the Central MA Chapter of the National Safety Council. They provide occupational safety and drivers training.
-Massachusetts School Integrated Pest Management Program- www.massnrc.org/ipm
This site provides requirements and tools for managing your IPM program.
This site provides helpful training tools, SOP’s, fire reports, and statistics for firefighters.
-Massachusetts Facilities Administrators Association (MFAA) - www.massfacilities.org
This is a professional development organization for MA facilities personnel with helpful related resources.
-Massachusetts Department of Fire Services (MA DFS) - www.mass.gov/dfs
This link has many helpful tools for fire prevention and emergency response.
-Massachusetts Department of Public Safety (MA DPS) - www.mass.gov/dps
This site has information on Jackie’s Law, Amusement Ride certifications, climbing walls, elevators, etc.
-Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) - www.mass.gov/mptc
This site provides information on training courses conducted by the MPTC.
-Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (MA DIA) - www.mass.gov/dia
The DIA is responsible for overseeing the workers compensation system in MA. This link provides information on MA laws and state resources.
-Massachusetts Department of Labor (MA DOL) - www.mass.gov/dol
This link provides information on workers compensation, wage laws, occupational injury statistics, etc.
-Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) - www.mwra.state.ma.us
The MWRA provides wholesale water and sewer services to many communities in MA. This site provides current news articles related to water and sewer in MA as well as safety information.
-Baystate Roads Program- www.ecs.umass.edu/baystate_roads
The Baystate Roads program is a cooperative effort of the Federal Highway Administration, MA Executive Office of Transportation and UMass Amherst. This site provides information on their workshops, newsletters and other safety related resources.
-New England Water Works (NEWWA) - www.newwa.org
NEWWA is a not-for-profit organization that provides training and public outreach programs in order to improve drinking water and water utility operations. You can find information about their certifications, training programs and conferences at this link.
-International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) - www.theiacp.org
The IACP is a non profit membership organization for police executives. This site is a great resource for training, sample policies and networking.
-International Association of FireFighters (IAFF) - www.iaff.org
The IAFF is a member driven organization that advocates for fire fighters and paramedics. This site provides information on training, safety alerts, wellness programs and initiatives, and much more.
-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - www.cdc.gov/niosh NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services .
-American Public Works Association (APWA) - www.apwa.net
The APWA is an educational and professional association for public works agencies. This site provides information on their grant programs, certification/accreditation programs, and training resources.
-American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - www.ansi.org
ANSI helps to ensure the safety and health of consumers by providing safety and quality standards for nearly every sector. All of your safety equipment (including PPE) should adhere to ANSI Standards. This site provides information on their organization and ways to access their standards.
-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - www.nhtsa.dot.gov
NHTSA provides traffic safety information, vehicle safety research, work zone guidelines and helpful articles on each.
-Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - www.fhwa.dot.gov
The FHWA is responsible for ensuring that U.S. roads are safe and technologically up to date. This site provides links to laws and regulations as well as a helpful “electronic reading room” with highway safety related articles.
-Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD) - www.mhd.state.ma.us
This site provides information on current MA Highway projects, permits and forms as well as the MA Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the Standard Municipal Traffic Code.