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Maine School Management Asociation (MSMA), Risk Management Services for Workers' Compensation, is providing group powerpoint and individual training modules for members to use.  Safety is important to our Maine schools and it should be part of the everyday culture and operations.  Most regulatory oversight comes from the Maine Department of Labor (DOL) which requires that school systems protect their employees from workplace hazards, train their employees to recognize workplace hazards, and take steps to mitigate any hazards found in the workplace (school property).  MSMA is assisting schools with training and protecting their employees by providing training modules on-line.  Students are primarily safeguarded through the Department of Education and they should be called with any questions or concerns regarding the health and safety of students.  On-line training for employees come in two forms: individual and group training.  Group training is primarily powerpoint presentations, while individual training is mostly written.  Both types are linked below.  In general, the individual training modules should be used for all new employees and employees who may not have completed a particular module, while the group presentations are generally for refresher purposes.  Group presentations could also be used for initial (individual) training if all the required elements are covered.  Contact Ed Antz, Risk and Safety Manager for MSMA, with comments, questions, or problems accessing the training modules.  MSMA has also included a list of training courses that school personnel may need below. 

Bus driver training will be developed at a later date as MSMA is working with Maine Department of Education to clarify the actual training requirements and develop a comprehensive training module.

List of Required Training.  Training Requirements List-by Job

A) Group Training Modules:  GROUP PRESENTATIONS -Go To File Labeled "Group Presentations" on DVD

Group training is provided primarily in the form of "powerpoint" presentations and these presentations must be given by a person "knowledgeable" in the subject material.  By and large, this means that the "trainer" must have a basic understanding of the subject matter, but it does NOT mean that training can only be conducted by professional trainers.  Many schools have staff members that are qualified to conduct training courses.  MSMA's Risk and Safety Manager is also available and able to conduct group trainings upon request.

B) Individual Employee Training Modules:  INDIVIDUAL TRAINING MODULES<<<click back here! 

Individual training is provided primarily in the forms of written and video presentations.  Each school system should determine which course(s) that their employees need from the list of required trainings (above) and then each employee should review the written/video presentation, take the corresponding exam (if available) following the training, and document completion of the course and exam (keep records).  

REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN RECORDS OF BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP TRAINING EVENTS.  INDIVIDUAL RECORDS MAY BE GENERATED BY COMPLETING  AND FILING THE COURSE EXAM, WHILE GROUP RECORDS MAY BE GENERATED BY FILING A COPY OF THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ALONG WITH THE CLASS ROSTER.



Maine School Management Association wishes to give special thanks to Oklahoma State UniversityInstructional Design, Inc., and especially Kenosha Wisconsin Unified School District for their efforts and assistance with developing these modules.