Virtual Learning

Thursday, July 29th at 2PM EDT

Aquatic Safety with Michael Oostman – Session 2

Please join Specialty Human Services as Mr. Michael Oostman, President of Oostman Aquatic Safety Consulting, Inc., continues to lead us through a case study webinar to identify best practices for aquatic safety from real-life incidents.

“Safe Play” Video: Aquatic Safety – Staying Focused

Lifeguards must train themselves to stay focused and respond immediately to any aquatic event.  Here are eight tips to make the “Safe Play” when it comes to staying focused while on duty.

Watch: Aquatic Safety – “Staying Focused”

Print: Aquatic Safety – “Staying Focused” infographic

“Safe Play” Video: Summer Camps – Adopting a Culture of Safety

Welcome to camp! We look forward to having you as a camp counselor this summer and to make the most out of camp this year, it is important to adopt a culture of safety. Here are ten ways make sure safety becomes apart of your routine.

Watch: Summer Camps – “Adopting a Culture of Safety”

“Safe Play” Video: Preventing Slips, Trips, & Falls During Winter Weather

Watch: Preventing Slips, Trips, & Falls During Winter Weather

Streamery Safety Video Library

Great American Policyholders have access to a vast library of streaming video and training content provided through Streamery. The library is an excellent supplement to our policyholders’ overall safety and risk management programs.

Library Overview

Great American’s safety video library includes over 800 training programs with over 400 titles available in Spanish covering a wide variety of hazard-specific and industry-specific topics. Topics are categorized in the online library to facilitate browsing by hazard, operation or industry. Content ranges from OSHA compliance and employee safety, to driving and driver issues, and human resources and management topics.

Each training topic contains a video that may be streamed using a built-in, user friendly media player with closed caption capability in both English and Spanish. Many topics come with downloadable and editable course materials in a Zip file that include course leader guides, course completion certificates, sign-in sheets, and post-video training quizzes and answer keys. Videos are best streamed using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox or mobile phone browsers. Videos may be presented in a classroom setting with a moderator to record attendance and facilitate.

To Setup Account Access

For access to Streamery, contact your Great American Loss Control Consultant, or send a request to Please include your name, company name, email address, and policy number. Click here for more information on

Over 800 titles with multiple selections in the following categories:

Chemicals & Gases
Construction Topics
Driver & Vehicle Safety
Ergonomics & Strain Prevention
Facilities & Premises Safety
Fire Safety & Extinguishers
First Aid / Emergency Prep
Food Safety & HACCP
Grounds & Landscaping
HazMat Awareness
Heat Stress & Hypothermia
HR Related Topics
Industrial Safety
Leadership & Culture
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Retail, Restaurants & Hospitality
School Site Safety
Tools, Equipment & Machinery
Warehouse Safety

And many other topics!

A recorded webinar with Jared Bishop, Director of Risk Management, and Chelsea Wood, Specialty Human Services, to review current risk management resources available to our insureds.

View Segment 1 Here (25 min)

View Segment 2 Here (25 min)

A recorded live co-webinar with guest speaker Candace Collins, Director of Strategic Alliances, Praesidium, Inc.  Special focus on abuse prevention controls during a pandemic.

Click here to view the recording.

A recorded live co-webinar with guest speaker Bob Krueger, Vice President of Client Relations, SafetyFirst Systems.  Covers the main parts of an effective organizational driver safety program.

View Segment 1 Here (8 min)

View Segment 2 Here (13 min)

View Segment 3 Here (15 min)

View Segment 4 Here (28 min)

This one-hour webinar will give an overview of best practices to manage the risks of operating a playground on your premises. Topics  include:

  • The history of playgrounds and playground safety standards
  • Standards of care
  • Design, selection and installation issues
  • Injury and claims information
  • Common hazards and maintenance issues
  • Record keeping

View Segment 1 – Here (30 min)

View Segment 2 – Here (28 min)

A recorded live webinar with co-speaker Doug Svenkerud, Divisional Senior Vice President. Covers the potential risks and liabilities associated with organizations reopening during the Coronavirus pandemic.

View Segment 1: Here (12 min)

View Segment 2: Here (12 min)

View segment 3: Here (12 min)

View Segment 4: Here (12 min)

A recorded live webinar with with guest speaker Steve Ringler, Divisional Senior Vice President, Loss Control. Covers wildfire trends, building construction considerations, establishing defensible zones, emergency response and life safety considerations.

Click here to view the recording.

A recorded live co-webinar with guest speakers from Great American Claims & Cyber Divisions focusing on Ransomware and Email Compromise exposures and how to prevent losses.

View Segment 1: Here (30 min)

View Segment 2: Here (30 min)

A recorded live webinar with Jared Bishop & Chelsea Wood, from Great American Specialty Human Services, discussing best practices for:

  • Screening & Selection
  • Review of Applications
  • Interviewing
  • Reference Checks
  • Criminal Background Checks

View Segment 1: Here (25:22)

View Segment 2: Here (26 min)

Access a Copy of the Slides: Here

View the Screening & Hiring Participant Packet: Here

A recorded live webinar with Jared Bishop with Great American Loss Control discusses water intrusion resources and how to reduce your exposure to water damage issues. This webinar covers:

  • Best practices for mitigating water intrusion losses associated with cold temperatures and throughout the year.
  • How IoT is helping reduce water intrusion losses

View Segment 1: Here (27 min)

View Segment 2: Here (26 min)

A recorded webinar with co-speaker Doug Svenkerud, Divisional Senior Vice President and Jared Bishop, Divisional AVP Loss Control. The webinar covers social inflation and its impacts.

  • Defining Social Inflation
  • The Impact of Social Inflation
  • Controlling Exposure to Social Inflation
  • Resources

View Segment 1: Here (15 min)

View Segment 2: Here (15 min)

View Segment 3: Here (15 min)

View Segment 4: Here (15 min)

View Slides: Here