What Is Evidence-Based Training?

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Not that long ago, we wrote a blog article about learning myths, and in that article, we promised we’d cycle  back and write another on evidence-based training practices. This is the fulfillment of that earlier promise–an article on evidence-based training. (Note that in addition, you might want to check out this free, recorded webinar on evidence-based training and learning myths and this discussion about learning maximizers and learning myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer).

We’ll give you an introduction to evidence-based training in this article, explaining:

  • What evidence-based training is
  • Why we believe you should use evidence-based training methods
  • What are some evidence-based training methods
  • Where you can learn more about evidence-based training

Along the way, we’ll also link you to some other articles and interviews we’ve already done on evidence-based training practices, including interviews with some of the learning researchers out there.

We hope you’ll enjoy this and invite any questions.

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LMS Basics: What is a SaaS LMS?

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In this issue of our ongoing LMS Basics series, we’re going to take a little dip into the alphabet soup of the learning technology world by exploring what a SaaS LMS is. That’s a software as a service learning management system for those of you who still use words to communicate and think.

If you’d like to know what a SaaS LMS is or what some of the advantages are, read on.

Also, don’t forget to download our free LMS buyer’s guide either here or from the button at the bottom of this article.

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Implementing HOP for Safety Management in Oil & Gas

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Human and Organizational Performance, or HOP, is a new approach to occupational safety and health that’s becoming increasingly common at worksites around the world. HOP has some similarities with other forms of so-called new safety, such as Safety 2 and Safety Differently.

We recently had a discussion with safety consultant and HOP learning facilitator Helen Harris about her experiences implementing and using HOP for workplace improvements at two different companies in the oil and gas industries. Thanks to Helen for her time, insight and experience in the interview below.

Note: You can watch a recorded video of our discussion below or you can read a transcript of the discussion below that.

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Recorded Webinar: Evidence-Based Training Practices

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Our friends at RedVector once again had Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training over at their webinar series, this time for a discussion of evidence-based training methods and learning myths. We’ve got a recording of the webinar below for ya.

Kasey of RedVector and Jeff discuss the following in the evidence-based training webinar:

  • What is evidence-based training
  • How people process information
  • The difference between training delivery methods and instructional methods
  • Blended learning solutions
  • Evidence-based training practices (a partial list)
  • Learning myths
  • Where to learn more

Check out the recorded Evidence-Based Training Webinar at our Webinars page

And don’t forget to download our free Guide to Learning Objectives for Workplace Performance Improvement, below.

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Silica Compliance for Construction Infographic

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Need help complying with OSHA’s 1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica standard? You’ll find the infographic below to be helpful if you are.

Download it now and let us know if you have any additional questions about the Silica standard or need help with training for silica awareness, other safety and health training, or other safety management needs.

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Safety Management Infographic: 10 Steps to Getting Started

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We’ve created an infographic to help you get started on your safety management programs or systems and you can download it by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

The infographic is based on tips in the OSHA Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs, which we encourage you to check out.

For even more on safety and health management, check out our article on OSHA’s Safety and Health Programs guideline, our articles on the ISO 45001 safety and health management system standard (and this related interview on 45001), and of course check out our online safety management training.

Don’t forget to download the free infographic and let us know if you have questions or need help with your safety management efforts (feel free to check out our

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ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 Standard for Online EHS Training Now Final

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If you’ve been tracking the Convergence Training blog for a while, you know that we’ve been publishing occasional updates on the progress of creating the ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 standard titled Accepted Practices for E-Learning in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training.

As you may have intuited from that first sentence, you’re in for another Z490.2 update in this article.

But this one is a little more exciting than the previous updates, because today Z490.2 became final. You can buy yourself a copy of Z940.2 here.

You may also know that we’ve been creating updates on the progress of Z490.2 because Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training & Vector Solutions has been one of the folks helping to create Z490.2. If you’d like to learn more about Z490.2, Jeff will be featured in two upcoming podcasts at the ASSP Safety Standards and Technical Publications Podcast website–one for Z490.1 and one for Z490.2. Look for those podcasts at ASSP soon (we’re recording both on Tuesday, October 15 and presumably both will be published shortly after).

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

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IH Basics: The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards and How to Use It

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NIOSH makes an extremely handy Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (Pocket Guide or NPG) that industrial hygienists and safety professionals can use to evaluate chemical hazards and create safer, healthier workplaces.

In this installment of our ongoing Industrial Hygiene Basics article series, we’re going to give you an introductory explanation of the Pocket Guide.

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Quality Basics: PDCA & Risk Management

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All good quality management efforts, including those following and/or in compliance with the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Standard, include an emphasis on risk management and the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle for continuous improvement.

In this article, we give a brief introduction to risk management and the PDCA  cycle and their relation to quality assurance and quality management.

And don’t leave without downloading the free PDCA Cycle infographic from the bottom of this article! 

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Vector Solutions Monthly Blog Round Up: September, 2019

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It’s that time again. Our parent company Vector Solutions has published the monthly blog post round up including articles from different Vector Solutions brands (including your friends here at Convergence Training).

Here’s what Vector Solutions has pulled together for you this month:

If we’ve sparked your interest, check out the September, 2019 Vector Solutions Blog Round-Up.

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Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point for Food Safety Management

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If you’re involved in food/beverage production and have food safety responsibilities, you’re required to fulfill Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, or HACCP, compliance requirements (see 21 CFR parts 120 and 123).

HACCP is a systematic and preventive food safety approach intended to avoid the introduction or and/or contamination of food by biological, chemical, and physical hazards rather than simply inspecting food products after their production to determine if they have been contaminated (this is somewhat similar to the “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound full of cure” adage).

Enjoy learning more about HACCP and it’s important role in food safety, and don’t forget to download the free 7 Tools of Quality download we’ve provided for you at the bottom of this article as well.

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