Going into 2020, agencies are looking for solutions to help mitigate risk and reduce costly claims. This is more important now than ever as the last couple of years have been expensive for companies across the United States.

Liability concerns, such as workplace injuries, cost U.S. companies over $1 billion weekly in 2019 and if trends found by Business Insurance continue, the average total costs of risk for businesses (TCOR) is on the rise – seeing a 2.1% increase in 2018.

To help your agency limit your exposure to risk and protect employees, TargetSolutions is highlighting its top 20 courses for reducing liability in 2020.

Nationwide Liability Concerns

Ensuring a safe, productive work environment is easier said than done. As developments in technology continue, organizations’ exposure to risk increases via cyber-attacks, social media and other channels. In a recent survey, Aon reported the largest risk concerns for U.S. businesses include cyber-attacks, damages to their brand/reputation, business interruption (BI) and regulatory/legislative changes.

These types of concerns can be seen in recent sexual harassment claims that rocked major entertainment networks and businesses. Viral social media trends escalated the incidents into a nationwide conversation. In addition to harming the public perception of those specific businesses, it also influenced updates to company policies and legislation for sexual harassment prevention across the country.

Training to Reduce Your Total Costs of Risk

In order to protect your agency, it’s important to empower your employees with the resources and training they need to perform effectively and safely. TargetSolutions’ online course catalog provides crucial training for workplace safety, emergency preparedness and employee relations management.

These risk management training courses address general and several public safety-specific liability risks. Lessons in these courses explain concepts with factual definitions, present relevant case studies and highlight best practices for topics such as anti-harassment, back injury prevention and cybersecurity.

Here are the top TargetSolutions courses for reducing total costs of risk in the New Year:

Human Resources & OSHA

Anti-Harassment Training for All Employees – California (SB1343)
Anti-Harassment Training for Supervisors and Managers – California (SB1343/AB1825)
Back Injury Prevention
Cybersecurity Awareness for Employees: Security Awareness Essentials
Cybersecurity Overview
Disaster Preparedness
Emergency Action Plans
Hazard Communication
Health & Wellness
Reasonable Suspicion of Alcohol for Supervisors
Reasonable Suspicion of Drugs for Supervisors
Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention
Working in Extreme Temperatures
Workplace Bullying
Workplace Diversity

Fire Service

Fire Prevention Safety
NFPA 1851 Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting
NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events

Law Enforcement

Body Language: Reading People 101
Body Language: Reading People 201
Use of Force

For a full list of TargetSolutions’ training courses, please visit our online course library.