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APEI team building retreat

From left to right, Abe, Barbara, Brad, and Jeff at the

APEI team building retreat.
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APEI Partners with SafeSchools to Offer Free, School-Focused Online Training

APEI is excited to announce its new partnership with SafeSchools, the leader in online training for schools. This partnership will help our school district members to improve safety for students and staff and also meet compliance mandates. As featured in our How to Save Premium Dollars section, online training will count as training for the premium credit program.

This partnership provides free 24/7 access to over 200 online training courses tailored specifically to schools and school employees. These courses cover a wide array of topics including: bullying prevention, youth suicide, school violence, bloodborne pathogens, slips, trips, and falls, and many more.

SafeSchools will replace the TargetSolutions training for our school district members. Municipalities and other non-school district members will continue to use TargetSolutions for their free online training needs. If you haven't signed up for either program, or just want more information, contact Abe Levy at to get started.

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How to Save Premium Dollars

Online Training

APEI offers free online training to its members. For School districts, APEI has partnered with SafeSchools, and for municipalities, APEI has partnered with Target Solutions.

Online training provides many benefits to your organization. In Alaska, it can be difficult and expensive to hire a trainer to conduct on-site training. With APEI’s online training programs, there is no cost to you, and you don’t have to get all your employees in one place at one time. They can take their training when it fits better into their schedule.

Not only is online training easier and less expensive, but through APEI’s premium credit program it can save you money. This program allows for up to a 12% credit off the APEI portion of your general liability and workers’ compensation premiums at renewal.

To get your organization signed up, contact Abe Levy, your loss control manager, at
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Age Discrimination and Retaliation - A Risky Duo

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the most frequently alleged charges by the federal work force in 2010 were retaliation (7,712) charges. And, for the past five fiscal years, the EEOC has seen an upward trend in complaints alleging both retaliation and age discrimination. 

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) applies to employers with 20 or more employees and protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination. Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his or her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including job assignments.

The ADEA forbids harassment of a person because of his or her age. Age harassment that is frequent or severe can create a hostile or offensive work environment. 

Retaliation claims stand alone, meaning that even if the underlying age claim allegations are not proven, the employee may still recover on the retaliation claim. Two loss prevention keys can help employers avoid costly retaliation and discrimination claims.

First, employers must provide training for workers in all areas of equal employment opportunity including protection of employees from discrimination or harassment. 

To curb retaliation claims, employers should not only train managers and supervisors on the types of behavior that constitute retaliation, but they should also take action to protect employees who report discrimination. Communicate that retaliation is not tolerated and provide a direct and safe method of reporting retaliation.
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Members Doing the Right Thing

In a recent visit to the Copper River School District, we came across a great example for storing materials. Large boards, poles, and other similar materials create a significant hazard of being knocked over or slipping out when leaned against walls. In the image above you can see a storage system with bins and chains to prevent materials from falling over. You can also see a footboard to prevent items from slipping out. This is an ideal way to store leaning materials. 

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