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BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Massachusetts Schools to Use PublicSchoolWORKS for Online Safety Training

North Adams Public Schools in North Adams, MA and Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, MA have partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS, provider of online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools. Both will use PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite to deliver customized training, accident management and reporting, and chemical safety. 

EmployeeSafe provides schools and districts with access to 600+ online safety courses. This includes courses districts are required to deploy to employees, including Suicide Prevention, Restraint and Seclusion, and more, as well as courses on other important safety topics, including Slips, Trips, and Falls and Armed Assailant.

North Adams partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS this school year to deliver safety training to all of its approximately 300 staff members, including teachers, cafeteria and facilities workers, clerical paraprofessionals, and librarians. 

Pathfinder, one of 26 regional vocational schools in the state,  is now using the EmployeeSafe Suite with all of its 132 full-time employees, as well as with its students. This includes training and reporting on OSHA requirements, asbestos awareness, lead paint, ladder safety, bloodborne pathogens, and more. 

“EmployeeSafe saves us so much time and really makes it easy for us to provide and track the training—we can send out reminders and see who has completed the necessary courses,” said Assistant Superintendent and Principal Eric Duda. “Our staff also really likes how the program gives them much-needed flexibility to complete training at times most convenient for them.”