Come See Us at the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference–December 4-5, 2018

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Will you be at the upcoming OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference in Houston, Texas on December 4th and 5th?

Well so will we, partner! While you’re in Texas, mosey on over to Booth 220 and see our award-winning solutions for safety and safety training, including online environmental, health, and safety training courses, our Convergence learning management system (LMS) for safety training administration, our Incident Management System (IMS) for reporting, investigating, correcting workplace injuries and illnesses, mobile training apps, and a lot more.

We look forward to seeing you there–be sure to stop by. And read on to see some more examples of what we’ll be demonstrating at the conference.

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How to Develop an Effective Paper Manufacturing Training Program: Free Downloadable Guide

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Effective training has always been important in paper manufacturing, and that may be even more true today as a generation of older, highly skilled employees retire and new generations of smart and highly motivated workers without the same experience enter the workforce. All while economic realities call for making production increasingly efficient.

To help you optimize the training program at your paper manufacturing facility, we’ve developed this guide that explains a lot of the basics of training design, development, delivery, and evaluation in a paper manufacturing facility.

Here’s what our Paper Manufacturing Basics Training Guide covers:

  • Matching training to business goals
  • Identifying job roles, competencies, and tasks
  • Task analysis
  • Learner analysis
  • Learning objectives
  • Assessments
  • Design & development of training materials
  • Training implementation
  • Training evaluation & continuous improvement

If you really want to put your paper manufacturing training program into high gear, download this free guide plus our free guide to online paper manufacturing training.

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The Paper Manufacturer’s Guide to Online Training

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If you’re a paper manufacturer (or manufacture pulp, tissue, or corrugated), and you want to learn more about online training solutions you can implement at work, you’ve come to the right place.

That’s because we have put together a super-useful and comprehensive guide to online paper manufacturing training for you. If you’re looking to get into online training at your paper manufacturing facility, this is a great place to start doing your research.

Without giving it all away here, our papermaker’s guide to online training covers:

  • What online training is
  • How a learning management system (LMS) helps administer & manage training
  • Online courses for paper manufacturing
  • Managing training other than online training
  • Structuring your training program
  • Personalizing training assignments for job roles & individuals
  • Reporting

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Safety Training for Santa and Friends

safety-training-for-santa-and-friends-imageWith all the hustle and bustle surrounding the holiday seasons, it’s easy to forget about holiday safety.

Rushing around is a prime cause of workplace accidents, after all, as is being distracted.

With that in mind, and not a minute too soon, we’ve pulled together the following safety training suggestions for characters in made-for-TV holiday specials. You know, people like Kris Kringle, The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, Charlie Brown, and more.

Hope you enjoy this and that you have a wonderful holiday season.

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OSHA Recordkeeping & Online Reporting Submission Deadlines Approaching

OSHA Reporting Deadlines Approaching

Hey, friends, we’ve got two reminders for you of upcoming OSHA deadlines, both having to do with injury & illness recordkeeping/reporting/submission.

The first is about the OSHA Forms 300 and 300A, and the second is about OSHA’s still-somewhat-new online submission system.

Read more below. And don’t forget to check out our online occupational incident tracking system for help with this kind of stuff!

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5 Reasons Mobile Apps Are Great for Incident Investigations

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Are you still tracking workplace incidents, including injuries and illnesses, by hand or with Excel? If so, we invite you to consider an online workplace incident tracking & reporting system to make your life easier.

And if you’re going to go online with your incident reporting and tracking, you really should give some consideration to getting a system that comes with compatible mobile apps for reporting and tracking incidents from smart phones, tablets, and similar mobile devices.

There are lots of benefits to mobile incident tracking apps, but we’ll spell out four huge ones for you below.

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Integrating Safety Into Organizational Learning Efforts: Recorded Webinar

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Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training recently co-presented in a webinar titled “Integrating Safety into Organization Learning Efforts” along with Assistant Professor Morgan Bliss of Central Washington University. The webinar was hosted by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Training & Communications Practice Specialty. We’d like to thank both Morgan Bliss and the ASSP for their help & contributions on this.

We’ve got a recorded version of the webinar that you can listen to for free below, and a long series of related resources for you below that, including recommended books, national standards, and links to related articles.

Happy listening!

Integrating Safety Department Nov 13 2018 from ASSP Safety on Vimeo.

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HOP, Operational Learning, and Learning Teams

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Here’s another episode from our series of thought leaders on various issues related to training, safety, safety training, organizational theory, and more.

In this one, we’re going to talk with “The HOP Coach,” Bob Edwards. Bob will tell us what Human & Organizational Performance, or HOP is, he’ll tell us about increasing operational learning and using learning teams, and he’ll share his own experiences with all this.

Before we begin, we’d like to thank Bob for taking the time and sharing his knowledge so freely. We think you’ll enjoy this one.

We’ve got the recorded video for you immediately below. Or, if you’re the type of guy or gal who’d prefer to read, we took the time to type up the transcript, so just click the MORE button in that case.


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Safety Training for Family Thanksgiving

thanksgiving safety training imageThanksgiving day! A time to reflect on all our good fortunes and be thankful. A cherished opportunity to enjoy the company of not only our immediate family but our extended family too. A time to eat a wonderful meal, all expertly cooked and artfully served, while enjoying the company of all.

Well, that’s how it works sometimes, for some people. More power to them, right?

Other times, though, Thanksgiving doesn’t go quite according to plan. To prepare for those instances, you may want to consider some of the following titles from our online workforce training and online safety training libraries.

Read on for some tips and chuckles. And despite the tongue-in-cheek approach below, we truly DO wish you a great holiday.

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Come See Us at the Western Pulp, Paper, and Forest Products Safety and Health Conference

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It’s almost that time of year again–the annual Western Pulp, Paper & Forest Products Safety and Health Conference, put on by our friends at Oregon OSHA, is right around the corner. November 27-30, 2018 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Jantzen Beach, to be exact.

Jeff Dalto, the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training, will be leading a presentation on Effective Safety Training at the conference. The presentation will involve a great deal of back-and-forth discussions and multiple hands-on exercises for practice. We’ll introduce the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 national standard for EHS training; will take closer looks at four key aspects of the standard, including learning objectives, blended learning training delivery, credible information and effective and evidence-based instructional design, and training evaluation and continual improvement (plus some additional tips for evidence-based training techniques). If you’d like a bit of a preview of this presentation, check out this recorded, on-demand webinar about effective safety training.

Of course, we also welcome you to check out our:

We’ve got some quick highlight videos for you of the kind of online training we create for paper manufacturing and safety. Check out the two brief overview videos below and then go to our website to learn even more.

Here are some quick samples of our online paper manufacturing training:

And here are some quick samples of our online safety training:

Before you go, feel free to download our free ONLINE SAFETY TRAINING BUYER’S GUIDE CHECKLIST, too.

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Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist

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

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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.

Continue reading to learn more, and note that we’ve included a FREE GUIDE TO OSHA INSPECTIONS for you at the bottom of this article.

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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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Effective EHS Training: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to design, create, deliver, and evaluate effective EHS training by following these best practices with our free step-by-step guide.

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