ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 Update: The Appendices

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We’ve got another update on the upcoming ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 national standard on online EHS training for you below. Read on to learn more.

As you may or may not know, there’s a US consensus national standard for environmental, health, and safety training–ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 2016, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training (we have created a free guide to EHS training that walks you through a lot of Z490.1 and even expands the guidance and tips).

Another thing you might not know is that a sub-committee is currently creating an additional standard dealing exclusively with online EHS training to supplement (not replace) Z490.1. That new standard is Z490.2.

Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training is one of the subcommittee members and from time-to-time he writes updates on progress. You may have caught our last Z490.2 update or even this longer article about Z490.2 at the ANSI blog. This is another of those Z490.2 progress updates.

A Look at the Appendices of Z490.2

The Z490.2 sub-committee has spent much of the last meeting, and in fact much of the last several meetings, hammering out and polishing off annexes for the standard. This work isn’t yet done, but we’ve made enough progress that we can meaningfully discuss some highlights.

In particular, we thought it might be of interest if we let you know what the various appendices cover. Here’s the current list:

  • Suggested Reading
  • Discussion & Definition of Education Terms
  • eLearning Methods and Approaches
  • eLearning Standards
  • Learning Management Systems
  • eLearning Evaluation
  • eLearning Development Checklist/Guideline

Remember that this standard is a work in progress and anything above might change. In particular, it’s very possible more appendices will be added, and I don’t believe any of the actual names of the appendices listed above are final. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting sneak-peek into an upcoming standard.

Conclusion: ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 Is Getting Closer

That’s it from us today on Z490.2 Let us know if you’ve got questions, or just wait for our next update.

Until then, hang tight for the new national standard and feel free to download the free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist, below.

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Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. He's worked in training/learning & development for 25 years, in safety and safety training for more than 10, is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry OSHA 10 and 30, has completed a General Industry Safety and Health Specialist Certificate from the University of Washington/Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center and an Instructional Design certification from the Association of Talent Development (ATD), and is a member of the committee creating the upcoming ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 national standard on online environmental, health, and safety training. Jeff frequently writes for magazines related to safety, safety training, and training and frequently speaks at conferences on the same issues, including the Washington Governor's Safety and Health Conference, the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference, the Wisconsin Safety Conference, the MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference, and others.

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