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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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New Courses Added to TargetSolutions’ Course Library for Professional Development Training

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TargetSolutions’ Business Skills, Office Productivity and Project Management catalogs were recently revamped with new, engaging courses designed to help employees improve their skill set and grow in their profession. Here is a list of new additions to each catalog, now available in the TargetSolutions platform:

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Become a Subject Matter Expert and Help Create Training Content


Become a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert to contribute to TargetSolutions’ comprehensive online training course library with your knowledge and real-world experience.

Are you passionate about training? Share your professional knowledge and experience as a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert (SME) to help agencies across the country improve their training. As an SME, your expertise is crucial in developing practical training courses with real-world applications of hot-topic lessons.

Contribute to essential course topics that impact hundreds of thousands of agencies and help make sure individuals can successfully uphold standards, follow procedures and prioritize safety. Some of the previous courses written by subject matter experts include:

Learn more about TargetSolutions’ comprehensive online training catalog, how to become an SME, and the contributions you can make to the world of training and development:

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