QBE safety e-learning center

Through our relationships with safety education companies as well as links to dozens of safety-related websites, we help you strengthen your safety programs.

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.

Visit 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.

Safety info

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:

  • hiring
  • firing
  • FMLA
  • 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.

Safety Resources

Several of the additional resources listed here offer discounts on safety materials for QBE insured's.

Agriculture

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.

Construction

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
Work Zone Safety Association

Disaster/Emergency Preparedness

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:

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI):
One-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and treatment
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
U.S. Government Printing Office
:
OSHA and other federal documents may be ordered.
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.

Ergonomics

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

Access to all Federal Regulations:Lists available for Code of Federal Regulations Titles
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.

Fire Safety

Ansul Fire Protection: ANSUL® has a full line of fire suppression, extinguishers and extinguishing systems for multiple uses.
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
International Code Council (ICC):
An organization that has developed International Fire and Building Codes; many municipalities adopting these codes
National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA):
Organization providing standards for fire protection used by most insurance companies; educational materials, training and research information.
US Fire Administration

Fleet Safety

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
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS):
Organization dedicated to traffic safety in the workplace; information, materials, programs, activities and campaigns to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries in the nation's workforce
CDC / NIOSH on Motor Vehicle Safety
National Road Safety Organization

Food Safety

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 Restaurant Association:
Information related to the restaurant business, government, and health 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.
MSHA Safety Video Clips: Short MSHA training clips in English and Spanish
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
Oklahoma State University: one of the best all-around safety topics indexes/libraries
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Safety Products

Retro-reflective insect vests
UV hardhats
Fall protection equipment and advice