State Employee Workers' Compensation and Injury Prevention (WCP)
Vermont State Government employees who are injured on the job are covered under the State’s workers’ compensation self-insurance program. Workers’ compensation claims filed by injured state-workers are processed by the Financial Operations Division’s Office of State Employee Workers’ Compensation and Injury Prevention (WCP). If you are a Vermont State employee who has suffered a work-related injury or illness, here is what you should do.
Workplace injuries and illnesses produce human suffering, economic and social losses, and impair the operating efficiency of state government. WCP assists state agencies and departments to promote safe work environments through training and on-site consultation. We provide program reviews, on-site consultations, and ergonomic training, with particular emphasis placed on policies, programs, and procedures that promote workplace safety and accident prevention.
WCP works to improve safety in our workplace by conducting injury prevention analysis of reported incidents. Our goal is to examine the incident and conclude what can be done to prevent a similar incident from reoccurring in the future. We also monitor and evaluate statewide injury trends and exposures to determine if they are being properly addressed and make recommendations to mitigate workplace injuries. WCP, in partnership with The Summit: Center for State Employee Development (DHR), offers a suite of online, web–based health & safety trainings.
We encourage you to visit the website at http://www.firstnetlearning.com/vermont, and register as a new user today!
The WCP receives over 1000 workers' compensation claims per year, and pays an average of $7 million in benefits annually.