New Online Course Added to Online DOT Compliance Basic Series: DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing for Drivers

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This month, we are pleased to announce three new DOT/Transportation Safety online training courses, including our new DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing for Drivers course.

You can read more about this new online DOT training course for you below. There’s even a series of case studies based on real experiences of our real customers implementing online safety training at work that you can download for free at the bottom of this article. 

So let’s not waste any more time…check out the course and materials below.

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New Online Course Added to Online DOT Compliance Basic Series: Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training – Drugs

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In May we released three new DOT/Transportation Safety online training courses, including our new Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training – Drugs course.

There’s more information about this new online training course for you below. There’s even a series of case studies based on real experiences of our real customers implementing online safety training at work that you can download for free at the bottom of this article. 

Keep reading to learn more.

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New Online Course Added to Online DOT Compliance Basic Series: Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training – Alcohol

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This month, we’re excited to have released three new DOT/Transportation Safety online training courses, including our new Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training – Alcohol course.

We’ve provided some additional information about this new DOT training course for you below. There’s even a series of case studies based on real experiences of our real customers implementing online safety training at work that you can download for free at the bottom of this article. 

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Story-based Training and Scenario-Based Training: An Interview with Anna Sabramowicz

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Note: If you’d prefer to listen/watch this discussion, there’s a recorded video at the bottom.

Today’s an exciting day because we got superstar-rock star eLearning developer Anna Sabramowicz of eLearner Engaged to sit and talk with us about using storytelling and scenarios to create more engaging, inspiring, motivating learning events.

Many of you already know that Anna is famous for creating the Broken Coworker eLearning course and winning an Articulate Storyline Guru Contest Award for that course.

In this interview, she’s going to tell us how she got started using storytelling and scenarios in training, tell us why we should consider doing the same in some of our own training materials, and give us some tips for creating and telling good stories and setting up good scenarios for learning.

We’d really like to thank Anna for taking the time to talk with us and to share all her expertise in storytelling, scenarios, and training, and for giving all the people who read this article some simple tips for doing the same themselves as well as for inspiring us to do so. We’ve included more information about how to follow Anna at the bottom of this article.

We hope all the readers out there try to add some story-based and scenario-based training into their overall workforce training program as part of a blended learning solution that uses other kind of training, too. Give it a shot–it will be fun

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Customer Success Story: Rengo Packaging

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Rengo Packaging, Incorporated is a corrugated packaging manufacturer that specializes in custom-design packaging systems. They’re located in Kapolei, Hawaii and have fantastic management, employees, and a rock-star HR/AC/Administration/IT Manager, Manu Bermudes.

Rengo partnered with Convergence Training some years ago and since they began with us have used a number of our products and services, including our Contractor LMS, our flagship Convergence LMS, our online courses for corrugated packaging manufacturing (known as “Box Plant Basics”), and additional online training courses on safety and manufacturing topics.

Manu was kind enough to take some time from her very busy schedule to talk with us about her experience using Convergence Training products and working with Convergence on the development of the training program at Rengo. As you’ll see, Manu’s a powerhouse and a special person, and we had nothing but a great time working with her.

Check out the interview below and be ready to be inspired by Manu and by everyone at Rengo.

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The Fall Prevention & Protection Hierarchy of Controls

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As part of our extended look at preventing falls in construction, all of which is part of our observance of the recent 2018 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, we’re going to take a look at the the fall prevention & protection hierarchy of controls in this article.

In addition to this article, remember we’ve also written the following related to falls, fall prevention, and fall protection recently:

There are also many other great fall protection resources out there, including the OSHA Fall Protection/Prevention Safety and Health Topic Page and this CDC/NIOSH Falls in the Workplace website. Please use the comments section at the bottom of this article if there are other fall prevention & protection resources out there you’d like to share with other readers.

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Convergence Training Incident Management System (IMS) Wins 2018 ISHN “EHS Management Software” Reader’s Choice Award

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Last year, Convergence Training won the ISHN Best Safety Training Reader’s Choice Award and the ISHN ASSE Safety 2017 Best Safety Training Attendees Award for our MSHA Training series of online safety training courses (designed primarily for MSHA Part 46 compliance).

This year, we added to that by winning the 2018 ISHN EHS Management Software Reader’s Choice award for our brand-spankin’ new Incident Management System software, which we call our IMS. Thanks to ISHN and all their readers for voting for us again this year!

We’re pumped about the win, as you’d expect.

What does our IMS do? Well, here’s a list features for starters:

  • Incident reporting, including attaching photos/documents/videos/audio
  • Incident investigations
  • Assigning corrective actions
  • Tracking correction actions
  • Reporting and data analytics
  • Automated notifications of key tasks
  • OSHA & MSHA reporting
  • OSHA online incident submission
  • DOT functionality (coming soon)
  • Mobile capabilities (phone, tablet, etc.)
  • Much more

Be sure to check out our Incident Management System (IMS) web page to learn even more, or watch the brief video below for an overview of the system’s benefits. And you can always send us an email to learn more.

Investigating incidents at work, including near-misses, gives you a great opportunity learn more about the hazards and risks at your workplace and increase your organization’s overall capacity for safety.

For some related reading, we invite you to check out the following articles:

And before you go, please feel free to download our free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist, below! 

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Learn how to evaluate the different online safety training solutions that exist to find one that best fits your company’s needs with our FREE informative guide and checklist.

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3 Safety Tips Before Getting On an Aerial Lift

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The 2018 national Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction organized by OSHA was this month. As a result, we’re writing a series of articles here to provide some helpful tips related to falls, fall prevention, and fall protection.

In this article, we’ll give you a few simple and easy-to-implement safety tips for working with aerial lifts. You might also be interested in our other articles related to falls that we created for the Safety Stand-Down week, including:

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3 Ways to Ensure Your Safety When Wearing a Fall Protection Harness

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Since the national Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls was just a week or two ago, we thought we’d follow up with some additional articles on preventing falls.

In this article, we’re going to provide a few quick, easy, and important tips on wearing a fall protection harness.

You might also want to check out the other articles related to falls and fall prevention that we created for the national Safety Stand-Down:

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Scaffolding Safety: 3 Ways to Work Safely on a Scaffold

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As you probably know, another national Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction has come and gone.

But although the Safety Stand-Down is past, the risk (and reality) of falls in construction has not.

As a result, we’re taking a closer look at some issues related to falls in construction in a series of articles. This article will focus on fall hazards related to scaffolds.

In addition to this article, we’ve also put together the following ones related to falls, fall prevention, and fall protection for the Safety Stand-Down:

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3 Ways to Avoid a Fall from a Ladder

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As we mentioned in an earlier article, the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction just passed. Because falls in construction are such a major cause of injuries and fatalities at work, we’re dedicating a few articles at this time to providing some fall-related safety tips to make sure you and your coworkers go home safely every night.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at some ladder safety tips. Ladders are especially dangerous–every year, about 70 construction workers die when falling from ladders, and in addition about 4,000 construction workers experience an injury as a result of falling from a ladder that’s so severe they miss work.

So, let’s learn three simple safety tips for staying safer while working with ladders. And don’t forget to scroll down to the very bottom of this article, where you can download a free portable ladder self-inspection checklist. 

In addition to this article, we also created the following articles on topics related to falls, fall prevention, fall protection, and fall hazards/risks that might interest you as well:

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Looking Back at the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

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The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction was last week (May 7-11, 2018).

In this article, we’ll review what a safety stand-down is, why we have them, and how we can help prevent falls and especially fatal falls in the construction industry.

I was lucky enough to attend a special Fall Prevention training course offered by the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and their Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center that was timed to coincide with the Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down. In addition to the experts with UW-DEOHS/PNWOEC, there were other experts from industry (AGC), Oregon OSHA, Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE), and more. In short, it was a rock-star-studded event.

And so in the article below, we’ll also give some credit to all those fine presenters and highlight some of what I learned there.

In addition to this blog post, watch for one or more blog posts related to fall prevention to follow shortly.

As always, we hope these articles help improve safety at the workplace, and that’s especially true in fall prevention, where the need is so great.

In addition to this article focusing on the Safety Stand-Down itself, we’ve prepared some additional fall-related articles you may appreciate as well. So check these out too:

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