Two New Courses Available: Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) Awareness and Stress Management and Prevention

We’ve got two new courses available in our training libraries!

The first, Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) Awareness, is part of our ever-growing safety training library.

And the second title, Stress Management and Prevention, is a new addition to our Human Resources training library.

Check the videos below to see a sample of each new course. If you want more information or want to request a demo of the full courses, here’s how you can contact us.

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16 Chinese Language Workforce Training Videos Now Available

We’re excited to announce the release of sixteen new Chinese language safety and workforce training courses for our industrial and manufacturing customers as part of our multilanguage e-learning training library.

These courses are designed to be used within a learning management system (LMS), which lets you assign, deliver, track completion, and run reports. Click here for more information about our learning management systems, or click here to contact us.

Here’s a sample from our new Chinese language Crane and Hoist Rigging course. The full list of new Chinese language titles is below the video–be sure to check that out, too.

New Titles in Our Chinese Language Workforce Training Collection

Click the name of any course below to see a short sample video and get more details about the course (note that the sample will be in English but is also available in Chinese).

Confined Space Awareness
Crane and Hoist Rigging
Electrical Safety
Fall Prevention and Protection
Forklift Safety
Hand and Power Tools
Hazard Communication (1994)
Hot Work Safety
Hydraulic Fluid Safety
Ladder Safety
Lockout Tagout
Machine Guarding Safety
Overhead Industrial Crane Basics and Inspections
Overhead Industrial Crane Operational Safety
Pedestrian Safety
Personal Protective Equipment

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Thanks for Visiting with Us at MSHA’s Western Region Mine Safety and Health Conference-See You Next Year!

We’re back from MSHA’s Western Region Mine Safety and Health Conference in Las Vegas and want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth to meet us and learn more about our products and services for mine safety training.

Those products include our full library of 3D-animated mining training materials and our Surface Miner Learning Management System (LMS) for assigning, delivering, tracking, and reporting that training. Hey, it even creates your MSHA-required training documentation!

We’d also like to give a special shout-out to Marc Leedy, Superintendent/Safety Manager of R.T. Donovan Company, Inc. Mr. Leedy won our Surface Miner Training module set–a $599 value. Congratulations to you, Marc, and we hope this helps your training program.

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Central Washington University’s Safety & Health Management Degree Program

Back in April, we attended the Oregon Governors Occupational Safety & Health conference (GOSH) in Portland, Oregon and had the pleasure of attending a conference session on mobile training. It was put on by Sathyanarayanan (Sathy) Rajendran and the Safety and Health Management Program at Central Washington University.

We were inspired by the presentation and since the Convergence Training headquarters is in Vancouver, Washington, just a few hours from CWU, we reached out to Sathy to discuss our own mobile training solution, and to see if there were any opportunities for us to partner up on any projects in the future. One thing lead to another and we were able to provide discounted and donated training content and software to CWU in an effort to help Sathy meet his goal of establishing the premier Safety and Health program in the west.

We believe in CWU’s program and in Sathy’s leadership, and our goal in writing this blog post is to encourage other companies to donate their products, services, time, and/or money to the program as we did and as other safety-related companies have done before us. That’s because since we’ve come to know of the program, the staff, and the students, we’ve been impressed and want to help them in their efforts to develop the next generation of safety and health management specialists.

To date, the Safety and Health Management program at CWU is using our Enterprise learning management system (LMS) and a number of titles from our EHS training libraries. Using the LMS allows the CWU professors to assign, deliver, and track assignments to their students, and also gives the students an opportunity to learn how an LMS can be used in their later careers. And the EHS library is a great complement to the textbook, instructor-led, and hands-on instruction in the program.

Click here to learn more about CWU’s Safety and Health Management Program. To learn more about making a donation of your own, contact Sathy at rajendrans@cwu.edu.

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Thanks for Visiting with Us at National Safety Council’s 2013 Congress in Chicago-See You Next Year!

We’re back from the 2013 National Safety Council Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois and want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth to meet us and learn more about our products and services for safety. Those include our full library of EHS training materials and our family of learning management systems (LMSs) for assigning, delivering, tracking, and reporting that training.

We’d like to give a special shout-out to Theresa Kilian of Wornick Foods and Wendy Kue of Chrysler Group, LLC, the lucky winners of our free giveaways at the NSC Congress.

Theresa won a free Kindle Fire HD. Pretty fun!

And Wendy won a free animated contractor orientation module plus a year’s free use of our online Contractor LMS. (Let us know if you need help with your own contractor and visitor orientation solutions.)

We look forward to seeing you all again at the 2014 NSC Congress. Until then, work smart, be safe, and contact Convergence Training if you need any help with safety training issues.

Finally, a special thanks to comedian Matt Kissane. Last year, Matt worked our ASSE booth doing a very popular impersonation of Matt Foley (the SNL character by Chris Farley). This year, he was up to the task again, recreating the famous “da Bears!” guys from Saturday Night Live. Hey Bears fans, too bad you just lost to the Detroit Lions–see you again later this year!

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New Safety Training Courses Available: Tanker Rollover; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures

Here are the new training courses created by our busy Production department last month. They’re all additions to our EHS 3D animated training library. Scroll down to see short samples of each.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, here’s how to contact us.

Tanker Rollover

Among commercial transportation vehicles, tanker trucks are some of the most susceptible to rollover-type accidents. Learn the factors that most commonly contribute to tanker rollover accidents and how to avoid them.

Learn more about our Tanker Rollover Course.

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures

Having a spill prevention plan in place is among the most effective and efficient tools in preventing environmental contamination. This course will discuss spill-related pollution, spill prevention techniques, appropriate procedures for controlling a spill, and countermeasure techniques that can be taken to help comply with federal regulations.

Learn more about our Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Course.

Need to know more? Drop us a line; we’d be happy to hear from you.

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New HR Training Courses Available Now: Diversity in Workplace; Substance Abuse; and Discrimination in the Workplace

Here are the new training courses created by our busy Production department last month. They’re all additions to our Human Resources 3D animated training library. Scroll down to see short samples of each.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, here’s how to contact us.

Diversity in the Workplace

Companies can increase their creativity and openness to different ideas by fostering a diverse work force. This course covers the definition and benefits of diversity, the challenges in a diverse workplace, and how employees can be proactive and positive on a daily basis to promote the differences between workers.

Learn more about our Diversity in the Workplace Course.

Substance Abuse Awareness

Drug addiction is when an individual is involved in compulsive drug seeking and use, regardless of any negative health or social consequences. This compulsive drug use can cause employees to be more likely to miss work, be less productive, or even be involved in on-the-job accidents. This course raises awareness by discussing the effects of different types of drugs and alcohol as well as how to recognize and deal with symptoms of abuse.

Learn more about our Substance Abuse Awareness Course.

Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination amongst employees can contribute to a hostile work environment and negative company culture, leading to lower efficiency and high employee turnover. This course raises awareness by discussing the civil rights laws protecting people from discrimination, the types of discrimination, and how discrimination can affect the workplace.

Learn more about our Discrimination in the Workplace Course.

Need to know more? Drop us a line; we’d be happy to hear from you.

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New Papermaking Courses Available: Black Liquor Evaporators-Equipment; Carrier Ropes-Design and Operation; Box Plant Basics-Flexo Folder Gluers; and Pulping and Papermaking Overview

Here are the new training courses created by our busy Production department last month. They’re all additions to our Pulp, Paper, Tissue, and Box 3D animated training libraries. Scroll down to see short samples of each.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, here’s how to contact us.

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New Papermaking Courses: Continuous Cooking Introduction and Wet End Chemistry – Functional Papermaking Additives

Here are the new training courses created by our busy Production department in August. They’re all additions to our Pulp, Paper, Tissue, and Box 3D animated training libraries. Scroll down to see short samples of each.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, click here.

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Meet Us at National Safety Council Congress in Chicago, September 30-October 2: Win Free Contractor Orientation and/or Kindle Fire HD

We’ll be at the National Safety Council’s 2013 Congress in Chicago, IL, this September 30-October 2. Come by and meet us at Booth 1502.

While you’re there, you can see in-person demos of our learning management systems (LMSs) and our animated, narrated, SCORM-compliant safety training modules.

If that’s not enough, we’ve also got some good swag for you. How about a free, animated and narrated contractor orientation module that includes your own site-specific policies and procedures? We’re giving one away, and even better, it comes with our Contractor LMS free for one year. Or how about something a little more tangible–like a Kindle Fire HD tablet. Yep, we’ve giving one of those away too.

Lookin’ forward to seeing you there!

Need some help keeping up with the NSC Congress news? Here’s a link to the NSC 2013 Congress website and here’s a link with their various social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.).

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New Papermaking Courses Available: Black Liquor Evaporators-Principles; Box Plant Basics-Corrugators; and Carrier Ropes-Safety

Here are the new training courses created by our busy Production department in July. They’re all additions to our Pulp, Paper, Tissue, and Box 3D animated training libraries. Scroll down to see short samples of each.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, click here.

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New Spanish-Language Safety Training Courses Available (Nuevos Cursos Adicionales en Nuestra Libreria de Entrenamiento de Seguridad y Salud en Español)

Need help providing safety training to a Spanish-speaking workforce? If so, we’ve got just what you need. We’ve been creating Spanish-language versions of our popular, 3D-animated safety training courses, and we’ve got a new collection of courses that are available now.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, click here.

Crane and Hoist Rigging Safety

This training module gives an overview of the primary rigging issues that affect crane and hoist safety. Workers will learn about the materials used for rigging and slings, the various sling hitches used, and basic safety precautions. It is based on OSHA General Industry and Construction regulations, as well as recognized best rigging practices.

Hazard Communication

Covers the 1994 version of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, which is designed to inform workers of the hazards of the chemicals they work with and associated protective measures. The HazCom 1994 Standard is in the process of being phased out by OSHA in favor of the HazCom 2012 standard, with transition periods that end in 2015 and 2016.

Hydraulic Fluid Safety

From bottle jacks to forklifts and shop equipment, this course provides important information on the principles of hydraulics and the hazards that hydraulic systems can present. Based on OSHA documents and industry experience, this course is designed to help workers understand how to recognize common hydraulic hazards and avoid serious injuries.

Machine Guarding

This course covers the importance of protecting workers from industrial hazards with proper machine guarding. This course is aligned with OSHA General Industry standards and industry best practices. It is meant to be used as an introductory or refresher course for general industry workers who will be operating or working near industrial machinery.

Electrical Safety General Awareness

Spark discussion with your team on effective ways to recognize, evaluate, and avoid electrical hazards. Topics covered include personal protective equipment related to electrical safety, OSHA requirements for working on equipment, and electrical injuries such as shocks, burns, electrocutions, and falls.

Hand and Power Tools

The power to recognize and avoid injury is right at your fingertips. This module includes information on hand tools and power tools, including electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, liquid fuel, and powder-actuated power tools. Topics covered include general tool safety, maintenance, guards, best practices, and operating guidelines.

Ladder Safety

With this course, you get the step-by-step basics of ladder safety. Topics discussed on this computer-based training module include information on the types of ladders you may find in your workplace as well as ladder construction, ladder selection, height requirements, weight capacity, hazardous conditions, inspections, ladder setup, use, storage, and maintenance.

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