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Vector Solutions Updates Complimentary COVID-19 Training Series

Vector Solutions, the parent company to TargetSolutions, has updated its video course series, which features  valuable training to help individuals protect themselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. With three new videos added to the series, five microlessons are available at no cost as videos to the public and are accessible inside the TargetSolutions training platform.

Complimentary Coronavirus Training Series

Vector Solutions leverages its expertise in eLearning and commitment to philanthropy through its Vector Cares program. Through Vector Cares, agencies can access free, high-quality training to help promote social awareness and serve as a resource for individuals who want to learn more and make their organizations and communities a better place.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Vector Solutions team developed and mass-released this COVID-19 awareness training series. Topics discuss coronavirus symptoms and treatment, how to prepare your household, stress management and procedures for disinfection. 

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Essential Training Topics to Assign During the Coronavirus

The outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted nearly every industry, governing agency, and community in North America since the beginning of 2020. Following CDC recommendations, many counties have called for mass self-quarantining and social distancing to help slow the spread of the aggressive virus.

As these are unprecedented times for everyone, it can be a challenge to adjust to this temporary lifestyle change. To help agencies adapt, TargetSolutions is highlighting courses in its online training library that are relevant across all agencies within the public sector.

Whether you’re a city manager, human resources administrator or public safety department, these online lessons can help enforce safety and productivity best practices.

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Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in Public Safety

Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in Public Safety

Workplace harassment and discrimination can cost organizations millions, not just in lawsuit claims, but also in loss of productivity, turnover and other negative consequences. In the fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured more than $500 million for victims – resolving more than 90,500 cases.

When discrimination happens in public safety agencies such as fire, EMS or police departments, there are also additional considerations due to public perception. With this, TargetSolutions makes it simple to put together an anti-discrimination program for your organization.

Using the TargetSolutions learning management system (LMS), departments can build a comprehensive harassment prevention credential using TargetSolutions’ online training courses and anti-harassment policy templates.

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Top 20 Courses to Reduce Liability in 2020


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.

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Comply with California Workplace Harassment Laws with Training from TargetSolutions

California Harassment Training RequirementsFederal and California anti-harassment laws guide organizations in implementing policies that protect employees and ensure a safe, productive workplace. Although TargetSolutions’ online training courses help reinforce national and local mandates, many courses also speak specifically to California laws.

By delivering TargetSolutions courses, organizations can comply with numerous California harassment training requirements. Amendments, laws and regulations addressed in these online courses include, but aren’t limited to SB 1343, AB 1825, SB 396, Title IX, FEHA, SB 1441 and multiple others.

Learn how your organization can maintain state and national compliance using TargetSolutions:

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Enhanced Online Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), more than 70 percent of those abusing illicit drugs in America are employed, as are most binge drinkers. The use of drugs and abuse of alcohol in the workplace can threaten employee safety, reduce productivity and increase workplace claims.

As a supervisor or manager, you have the important responsibility for the safety of your organization and its employees. TargetSolutions’ enhanced courses, Reasonable Suspicion of Alcohol for Supervisors and Reasonable Suspicion of Drugs for Supervisors, offer valuable training in identifying symptoms of drug or alcohol abuse in employees, addressing suspicions and enforcing company policies.

Modernized with video-based lessons, these two courses engage supervisors with a live presenter, custom videos, updated statistics and case studies. After taking this training, supervisory personnel will be better prepared to handle situations where they expect employees are abusing drugs or alcohol.

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New Anti-Harassment Training in Compliance with California SB 1343

By Jan. 1, 2020, all employers in California with five or more employees will be required to provide at least two hours of interactive training regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees and one hour for all non-supervisory employees. According to SB 1343, this must be accomplished within six months of their assumption of a position.

To meet these mandates, TargetSolutions is releasing two all-new courses for the prevention of harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. Anti-Harassment Training for All Employees – California (SB1343) is a one-hour long course for general employees and Anti-Harassment Training for Supervisors and Managers – California (SB1343/AB1825) is a two-hour course for supervisory personnel.

These video-driven courses engage individuals with practical lessons and comply with California policies and laws regarding discrimination and harassment. Also covered in these courses is the complaint process and how to contact the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to file a complaint.

Learn more about these new anti-harassment training courses:

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Enhanced Courses for Workplace Safety Training and Ethics


TargetSolutions’ enhanced courses in its OSHA and HR catalog are video-based and feature up-to-date lessons on workplace safety and ethics.

A safe and ethical work environment is instrumental in ensuring productivity and the overall well-being of employees. TargetSolutions’ online Human Resources and OSHA training course library provides agencies with comprehensive topics for creating and maintaining a positive workplace.

Four courses from these catalogs were recently updated with revamped content and more engaging interactions for your agency’s training. Enhanced courses in TargetSolutions’ course library include: Drug-Free Workplace, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Violence and Ethics in the Workplace (coming soon).

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TargetSolutions Adds New Workplace Bullying Course to Training Library


New Workplace Bullying and other updated courses in TargetSolutions’ online catalogs help improve workplace safety and productivity.

To improve workplace safety and productivity, TargetSolutions has created an all-new course and updated two other courses in its online training catalogs. General HIPAA Awareness, Aerosol Transmissible Diseases and the all-new course, Workplace Bullying, educate personnel on best practices for maintaining a safe workplace and include industry standards to ensure compliance.

Each of these courses are video-based and include an onscreen instructor to guide individuals through important lessons. As they go through the lessons in these courses, individuals are also quizzed to check for comprehension and improve retention. More information on the new workplace bullying prevention training and other recently updated courses can be found below:

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Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (General)


To help professionals understand their duties as mandated reporters according to California law, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (General).

While educators are the first to come to mind when you think about being a mandated reporter, many other professions are mandated to report as well. Most states, such as California, enforce laws that require certain professionals to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect such as EMS providers, firefighters, law enforcement and less obvious professions such as dentists, funeral home directors, legal professionals, clergy etc.

To help professionals understand their duties as mandated reporters according to California law, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (General).

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