Safety, cyber, and compliance training online for your business – nationwide.

Workplace safety and compliance training online for your employees and managed by us. We made it easy so you can focus on doing your job and staying compliant.

VERTICLIMB has a variety of courses to choose from. Whether you’re an office, a manufacturing facility or a golf and country club, we take time to understand your risk areas and make assignments accordingly.

We are VERTICLIMB, your online training assistants

We have an OSHA-Authorized Trainer for General Industry on-staff and a dedicated tech support and LMS Administrator ready to help you when you need it. Our training system tracks online completions records and our LMS Administrator is happy to help you run a report for your records. Many of our titles are in Spanish and English translations. We can accommodate group training and situations where language and technology barriers may exist.

Injury cost breakdown

Direct costs associated with an accident are the most obvious. They mainly include workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and legal liability costs. According to the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), the “total workers’compensation benefits [paid] were $61.9 billion in 2012.” (Source PDF: NASI.)

Indirect costs are more elusive and increase over time, well beyond that of the actual incident. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “the ratio of indirect costs to direct costs varies widely, from a high of 20:1 to a low of 1:1…. The more accidents that occur in a workplace, the higher the costs – both in increased insurance premiums and greater indirect costs.”

What’s the ROI on proactive safety training?

According to the OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) an injury resulting in a “strain” has a direct cost of $32,319 (source: OSHA eTool Safety Pays).

Consider the following ROI formula:

(Gain from Investment – Cost of Investment) / (Cost of Investment) *100 = ROI

With a training program successfully in place, let’s assume the cost to train employees is measured as an investment. Let’s estimate the Verticlimb cost to train all employees at $10,000 for a larger company. The cost of training ($10,000) is listed as the “Cost of Investment.” The prevention of a single workplace injury (in this case, the diagnosis of a “strain”) is considered a “Gain from Investment.” The savings ($32,319) is listed as the “Gain from Investment.” Training really is cheaper than accidents.

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We have online training solutions for Human Resources and Supervisor needs.

We have the ability to assist you with customizing company-specific orientation training that we then upload into the training system. It’s an extra cost, but it can be useful, especially when it comes to compliance reporting.

Our training system tracks online completions records and our LMS Administrator is happy to help you run a report for your records. Many of our titles are in Spanish and English translations. We can accommodate group training and situations where language and technology barriers may exist.

We have state-specific sexual harassment prevention training, such as the mandated Illinois Sexual Harassment Prevention & Response training and the California Sexual Harassment training. We also offer Employee Diversity training, and Substance Abuse in the Workplace training.

Employment Law training is also popular, so your supervisors are always in the know when it comes to what’s what on the front lines.

At VERTICLIMB we can help you design a program of content that can help you stay in compliance and on track.

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True or False?

  1. Client data is not at risk because it’s stored in the cloud. It’s not a businesses liability if it’s stolen, it’s only a cloud company issue.
  2. Hacks only happen to big companies. No one wants small business data.
  3. If business operations are halted due to a cyber crime/hack, it’s covered under a standard policy and no one will ask me about training.
  4. Hacks are usually caused by companies that accept payments online. We don’t so we’re safe.
All four statements are false.

Any size business is at risk. Hackers are not only looking for credit card or financial data. They want personally identifiable information (PII) that they can use to exploit or create even more elaborate scams. Some do it for fun.

One of the most concerning and easy entryways for hacks are by exploiting the Internet of Things (IoT). For example, a smart refrigerator or a smart light bulb offers connectivity through an overall network of connections, often used by a WiFi network. Hackers can gain entry to the network by hacking these devices, which are often weak links in the system.

One of the biggest deterrents of hacks, malware and ransomware attacks is to be vigilant. The majority of risk exposure occurs when a bad link or email attachment is clicked. Additionally, many insurance companies want proof that employee training occurred in order to reduce risk and incentivize prudent behavior. Training is your first line of defense, just like PPE.

Cloud companies don’t automatically preclude you from lawsuits when hacks occur. A cloud solution provider may have their own partial coverage, but that coverage may not extend fully to your business. Without full cyber liability coverage on your business, your operations are exposed for risk. Not to mention that it’s *your* client data and relationships on the line. Business interruption coverage does not necessarily cover hacks unless specifically written – and even then, it’s limited.

We have a series of cyber training available for employees, broken down into eight short and easy to use classes.

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