OSHA Announces Targets for Site-Specific Inspections

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OSHA recently announced their plans to target site-specific inspections for non-construction worksites with 20 or more employees. Targets will include (1) employers with high rates of injuries and illnesses; (2) a random selection of employers with low rates of injuries and illnesses; and (3) a random selection of employers who did not meet their requirement to disclose their injury and illness rates for the previous year.

These targeted inspections are part of a resurrected 2015 Site-Specific Targeting Program.

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ASSP Training & Communications Practice Specialty Webinar: Integrating Your Safety Department Into Organizational Learning Efforts

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Hey, we’re excited to announce that Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training | RedVector will be co-presenting along with Assistant Professor Morgan Bliss of the Central Washington University Safety and Health Management Department in an interview hosted by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Training & Communications Practice Specialty.

As we understand, anyone’s welcome to attend the webinar–you don’t have to be an ASSP member or a member of the Training & Communications Practice Specialty.

The webinar is on Tuesday, November 13 from 1-2 pm (Pacific, that is–so, it begins at 10 am Eastern, 11 am Central, 12 noon Mountain, and 1 out here on the left coast). You can register here (it’s free!).

If you’d like a preview of the webinar presentation, we’ll be discussing much of what this Safety and the Learning Organization article covers–plus more.

See you at the webinar!

And hey, before you leave, feel free to download our free EFFECTIVE SAFETY TRAINING GUIDE, below.

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New Online Safety Training Courses for Canadian Market Now Available

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As we always do, we spent the past month creating entirely new online workforce training courses for you as well as updating some existing courses.

What’s unique about this month, however, is we’re releasing a large series online safety training courses for the Canadian market. The courses are available in English and French, and of course they are aligned with Canadian safety and health regulations.

You can buy these new courses in multiple formats, including:

20 New Online EHS Training Courses for Canadian Market

Click any of the links below to see previews and learn more about the 20 new courses:

New “Canadian” Online Safety Training Courses:

In addition to these new courses, we’ve also updated the following existing courses, so check ’em out too:

And once you’re done checking out those course previews above, feel free to download our free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist, too.

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Benefits of an Online Incident Reporting, Investigation & Tracking System

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If you’re doing incident investigations at work (and you should be), then you might want to consider getting an online incident investigation tool, including one with mobile apps for use on smart phones and tablets.

We’ve all already seen how online tools can help us in many aspects of our lives. And if you’re in occupational safety and health, maybe you’re already using a learning management system (LMS) for your online safety training.

So why not make the next step and get an online system for helping you manage workplace incidents, including reporting, documenting, assigning corrective actions, creation of OSHA’s injury & illness recordkeeping forms, and online submission at OSHA’s website.

Read on to learn some specific benefits of an online occupational injury and illness reporting and tracking system, and don’t forget to download our free 90-page Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist.

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Customer Success Story: Pilot Chemical Company

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We’ve been excited to work with the Pilot Chemical Company and with John Buttery, who’s in charge of developing Pilot’s training programs, for some time now.

We thought we’d touch base with John to learn more about Pilot, their training programs, and how they’ve been using the Convergence Learning Management System (LMS) and our online training courses as part of their overall training efforts.

We’d like to thank John and everyone for their time, congratulate them on the great work they’re doing, and say we’re looking forward to continuing the partnership in training.

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Building an Internal Online Safety Training Selection Team

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It’s not easy to find the online safety training solutions, including courses, learning management systems, and providers–that work best for your company.

As a result, many people get frustrated during their search or, worse yet, make a poor decision.

One thing you can do to improve your chances of success when evaluating online safety training solutions is to develop a team within your own organization to help with the online safety training search. After all, more minds, more eyes, and more sets of expertise are likely to make a better decision, right?

We’ve written this article to help you develop your internal online safety training search & selection team. Read on for some helpful tips.

If you want to learn even more about evaluating online safety training, we’ve included a lot of additional links for you at the bottom of this article, and don’t forget to download our free 90-page Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist.

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How to Create an Incident Investigation Plan

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Before you have an incident at work that requires an incident investigation, it’s a good idea to have an incident investigation plan in place.

Having an incident investigation plan in place will allow you to quickly and smoothly begin, conduct, and complete your incident investigation. You’ll know what to do when, you’ll know who to involve and notify, and you’ll have all your supplies and equipment ready to go.

In this article, we’ll give you some tips for pulling together your own incident investigation plan.

And feel free to download our free guide to conducting a job hazard analysis (JHA), which may help you avoid having to conduct incident investigations as well.

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New Courses Released, October 2018

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As is always true here at Convergence Training, we’ve been busy creating new online training courses to help your business operate more efficiently, productively, and profitably, all while being safer, staying compliant, and helping you with other training needs.

This month, we are releasing 5 new Environment, Health, and Safety online training courses (listed below).

You can buy these new courses in multiple formats, including:

5 New Online EHS Training Courses

Click any of the links below to see previews and learn more about the 5 new courses:

HUGE New Course Offerings from Partnership with RedVector

And remember, those 5 new online courses listed above are in ADDITION to the major new offerings we’ve made available to you this month as well due to our partnership with RedVector. If you’re on our mailing list, you got an email about all that training excitement earlier this week. Here are the course collections we’re talking about:

That’s the big news this month; stay tuned for next month’s list.

Until then, check our entire list of workforce training courses, and please do contact us with any questions you may have.

Download our free white paper below, too, with 10 real stories from 10 real customers who adopted our online training courses and saw real benefits! 

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Performing a Pre-Task Pre-Mortem: An Interview with Joe Estey

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In this interview, we’re catching up with our old friend Joe Estey to learn about what he calls a “pre-task pre-mortem.”

A pre-task pre-mortem is a discussion to talk about (1) the desired end-state of the task, (2) the process for completing the task, (3) the resources used for the task, (4) where failure is most likely to occur during the task, and (4) mitigations and controls necessary based no the pre-mortem discussion.

We’ve typed up the entire transcript of this discussion with Joe for you below, but know that there’s also a video of the discussion at the bottom of this article if you’d prefer to watch and listen instead of read.

Now, let’s learn more about pre-mortems for safety and learning.

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What to Look for In an Online Safety Training Provider

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One important aspect of getting online safety training for your workplace is vetting the online safety training provider. You’ll want to know if they’re capable of making a good product but also if they provide excellent customer service.

In this article, we give some tips for things to look for in your online safety training provider.

If you want to learn even more about evaluating online safety training, we’ve included a lot of additional links for you at the bottom of this article, and don’t forget to download our free 90-page Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist.

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OSHA’s Top Ten Citations, 2018

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As happens every year, the OSHA’s Top Ten Citations list was announced at the NSC Safety Congress and Expo.

We’ve got the 2018 list and data for you below. Check it out to see what OSHA inspectors have been issuing citations for this past year.

When OSHA releases their extended data on these standard citations, which typically happens in December or January, we’ll get you that information as well.

And, if you want to see how these citations have changed or stayed the same in recent years, check out our historical record of OSHA’s Top Ten Citations.

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