New Safety and Operations Courses Created in June: Wire Rope Safety and Operations; Ergonomics for Industrial Environments

Here’s another update on the new training courses created by our busy Production department in June. These courses are additions to our Safety/EHS library and our Operations and Maintenance library.

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

Wire Rope Safety and Operation

Wire ropes are used on machines that lift and move heavy loads. Because of the potentially high loading on wire ropes, they can be one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment at a worksite. In this course, you will learn which personal protective equipment to wear while using wire ropes, safety guidelines for working with wire ropes, and how to recognize potential wire rope hazards. Because of the potential for accidents, knowing how to properly use and safely work around wire ropes is crucial to your safety and the safety of your co-workers.

Ergonomics for Industrial Environments

Understand how to recognize and reduce the stress on your body from your daily work environment. This computer-based training module discusses musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and prevention techniques, including engineering and administrative controls. Motion-based, physical, environmental, and psychological risk factors are also covered.

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New Courses Added to our Papermaking Training Library: Lime Kiln Fundamentals, Wet End Chemistry, Black Liquor Evaporators, Box Plant Equipment Basics, Corrugating Adhesives, and Box Plant Raw Materials

Here’s another update on the new training courses created by our busy Production department in June. 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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Visit Convergence at ASSE Professional Development Conference and Expo 2013

We’ve taken our show on the road, and are currently exhibiting at ASSE Safety 2013, in lively Las Vegas, Nevada. If you are in the area, or already attending, come by and see us.

The conference is taking place through June 26th, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We’re showing off some of our new health and safety training content, and giving demos of our Convergence LMS and Convergence Mobile training platforms.

The Convergence Training booth is #730, so if you are attending the show, stop by and say hello! Just for doing so, you can enter to win free custom contractor orientation training or a Kindle fire.

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Nuevos Cursos de Entrenamiento Estan Disponibles (New Training Courses Available–in Spanish)

We’re excited to announce the completion of the first titles in our new Spanish-language training library.

The nine new courses cover standard safety topics required in many industrial, manufacturing, and construction workplaces (and required by OSHA and other regulatory agencies).

All courses are 3D animated and include spoken audio narration and a test to confirm your workers have understood the material (in Spanish, of course).

Check out the new titles and view samples below, and keep checking back as we release more titles.

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

Contact us about obtaining computer-based versions of these courses. Or, purchase DVD copies from BuyBetterTraining.com

Overhead Crane Basics

Description: This course covers the basic components and functions of floor-operated overhead cranes used in industrial facilities. It also covers the inspections of cranes and rigging components that many facilities require to be performed before a crane can be operated.

Overhead Crane Operational Safety

Description: This course covers the dangers associated with lifting and moving a load with an overhead crane, as well as safe procedures that will avoid those dangers. Based on relevant standards for overhead crane safety from OSHA, ANSI, and ASME, as well as recognized general industry best practices. Using clear, concise 2D and 3D diagrams and animations.

Hot Work Safety

Description: Based on FPA 51B and 29 CFR Subpart Q regarding welding, cutting, brazing, and other hot work, this course is intended to help workers recognize the potential hazards of hot work and avoid injuries and property damage by properly planning, preparing for, and performing hot work.

Confined Space Awareness

Description: Don’t get stuck in a tight spot. This computer-based training module provides information on confined space identification, hazardous atmospheres, physical hazards, entrance and exit hazards, hazard prevention and permits. Other topics discussed include, atmospheric testing, energy isolation, engulfment, moving or rotating equipment, and rescue procedures.

Pedestrian Safety

Description: Don’t set foot on the plant floor or walk into the warehouse without this basic training on safely walking in an active work zone. Learn about blind spots, the importance of establishing eye contact, and staying within designated walkways. This computer-based training module covers pedestrian safety guidelines, mobile equipment guidelines, and forklift driver guidelines.

Personal Protective Equipment

Description: Properly using personal protective equipment (PPE) can seem inconvenient at times, but is better than many unfortunate alternatives that can occur. This computer-based training module will educate you and your team on head protection, eye and face protection, hand protection, foot protection, respiratory protection, and hearing protection.

Forklift Safety

Description: This forklift training video provides knowledge of basic operating procedures that protect against most forklift accidents. This course includes important information required by OSHA as well as recognized best practices on powered industrial truck operation. This course can be used as an introduction to forklift safety or as a refresher on forklift basics.

Lockout/Tagout

Description: Protect yourself and your team from unintentional exposure to all types of hidden energy. This computer-based training module describes hazardous energy types, as well as, energy control procedures, including preparation, shutdown, isolation, lockout, stored energy check, verification, and release of lockout.

Fall Prevention and Protection

Description: Working at elevated heights presents a serious danger of falling. Falls can be caused by inattentiveness, slippery surfaces, working in awkward or out-of-balance positions, or insufficient training. This course highlights numerous methods of prevention and protection, including fall arrest systems, which can help keep workers safe from fall-related injuries.

Contact us about obtaining computer-based versions of these courses. Or, purchase DVD copies from BuyBetterTraining.com

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New Courses Available: Table Saws and Safety Showers

Here’s a quick announcement to let you know about three new courses we just added to our ever-growing libraries of 3-D animated industrial and manufacturing training courses. You can read descriptions and view samples of the new courses below, or you can see all the titles and view samples of the courses in our e-learning libraries here.

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

Table Saw Basics

Course Description: This course explains the location and function of the major components of a typical table saw and provides safety guidelines to follow while working on and around a table saw. It includes explanations of how to adjust the blade height and blade tilt, how to square the blade, and how to set the cut width.

Table Saw Operations

Course Description: This course explains the location and function of the major components of a typical table saw, provides safety guidelines to follow while working on and around a table saw, explains different cut types that can be performed with a table saw, and demonstrates the techniques used make those cuts. Understanding how table saws operate will allow you to use them properly and effectively, and will help you prevent injuries.

Safety Showers and Eye Washes

Course Description: When accidents happen, safety showers and eye washes can be used to rinse the targeted area and reduce the severity of an injury. This course describes different types of safety showers and eye washes, explains how to operate them, demonstrates how to help an accident victim use a safety shower or eye wash, and provides best practices for maintaining and testing them.

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Pulp, Paper, Tissue, and Corrugated Board Training Libraries in Development: Many Courses Available Now

Convergence Training is creating a series of ready-made, off-the-shelf training materials for the pulp, paper, tissue, and corrugated board industries.

When complete, the series will include 180 titles specifically focused on pulp, paper, tissue, and/or corrugated board production. In addition, another 30 courses will address related cultural issues (such as 5S Methodology), general skills (such as Process and Instrumentation Diagrams), hazardous materials (such as Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness), environmental issues (such as Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures), and workforce training and mentoring (such as Adult Learning).

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Convergence Training to Produce Toolbox Talk Video Series for Caterpillar

We’re excited to announce the availability of a new series of safety-focused “Toolbox Talk” videos, produced with the support of Caterpillar Inc. through Caterpillar Safety Services and Caterpillar University.

The new videos are derived from Caterpillar’s extensive library of Toolbox Talk discussion guides. They are designed to supplement the popular text-based documents.

Developed using Convergence Training’s signature combination of high-quality 3D graphics and animation, the courses deliver the greatest possible training experience in the limited time afforded by the Toolbox Talk format.

“Toolbox Talks are intended to be short,” says Randy Kohltfarber, General Manager of Convergence Training. “If you want to deliver effective training in a short amount of time, it has to be engaging, and it has to be easily recalled when people are actually out there on the job. High-quality audio-visual training content like ours is proven to be more effective at delivering a memorable training experience than your standard lecture or PowerPoint presentation, and I think that’s what makes us a great fit for this project.”

Keeping in spirit with the Toolbox Talk concept, Convergence Training developed each of the Caterpillar Toolbox Talk videos to be from 3-15 minutes long and to focus discussion around a single safety topic. The first seven videos are aligned with Caterpillar’s most popular Toolbox Talk guides:

  • Back Protection
  • Building a Safety Culture
  • Common Safety Mistakes
  • Cost of an Accident
  • Fatigue Avoidance
  • Operator Visibility Around Heavy Equipment
  • Safe Use of Cell Phones

Computer-based versions of the Toolbox Talk courses can be accessed through the Convergence LMS training management platform or at Caterpillar University. The Toolbox Talk DVDs are available for sale online at BuyBetterTraining.com and ShopCatSafety.com.

Convergence Training is a leading producer of occupational health and safety training videos, training management software, and regulatory compliance tools for general industry, manufacturing, pulp and paper, and mining.

For more information on Convergence Training’s safety training videos, compliance software, and online training services, please visit ConvergenceTraining.com or call 360-619-5010 x229.

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Visit Convergence Training at the National Safety Council’s Texas Safety Conference & Expo

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be attending the National Safety Council’s Texas Safety Conference & Expo in Galveston, Texas on April 8 and 9.

Convergence Training is a leader in the safety training industry. We offer: Learning management systems to assign and deliver training to workers and keep records of completed training. This includes our:

  • Enterprise LMS for large organizations or organizations with multiple sites
  • Express LMS for smaller organizations
  • Contractor LMS for contractor, vendor, and visitor orientations
  • Convergence Mobile for remote training in the field
  • Custom training solutions to meet you specific needs

We also offer off-the-shelf 3D animated training materials, including libraries that focus on:

  • Health & Safety
  • First Aid
  • Driver Safety
  • Equipment Safety
  • Hazardous Materials

We are looking forward to the conference and are excited to display and demonstrate our award-winning, innovative training materials while we’re there. Look for us at Booth 772.

Click here for more information about the Texas Safety Conference & Expo.

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Convergence Training to Attend Northwest Facilities Expo

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be attending the Northwest Facilities Expo in Portland, Oregon on March 27 and 28. The Expo will be held at the Oregon Convention Center and includes a focus on “Managing Green Buildings.”

Convergence Training offers the following training solutions:

  • Learning management systems to assign and deliver training to workers and keep records of completed training. This includes our:
    • Enterprise LMS for large organizations or organizations with multiple sites
    • Express LMS for smaller organizations
    • Contractor LMS for contractor, vendor, and visitor orientations
    • Convergence Mobile for remote training in the field
  • Off-the-shelf 3D animated training materials, including libraries that focus on:
    • Health & Safety
    • Human Resources
    • Operations & Maintenance
    • First Aid
    • Driver Safety
    • Equipment Safety
    • Hazardous Materials
  • Custom training solutions to meet your specific needs

We are looking forward to the conference and are excited to display and demonstrate our award-winning, innovative training materials while we’re there. Look for us at Booth 207.

Click here for more information about the Northwest Facilities Expo.

Click here for more information about Convergence Training.

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Convergence Training to Attend South Central Joint Mine Health & Safety Conference

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be attending the South Central Joint Mine Health & Safety Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 26, 27, and 28.

Convergence Training is a leader in the mine safety training industry and offers the following solutions:

We are looking forward to the conference and are excited to display and demonstrate our award-winning, innovative training materials while we’re there.

Click here for more information about the South Central Joint Mine Health & Safety Conference.

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New Hazard Communication 2012 (GHS Aligned) Course Added to Health & Safety Training Library

GHS! Hazard Communication 2012! Everyone’s talking about it. Everyone’s googling it. Even my 16-year old daughters are asking me about it (OK, that last part isn’t true).

With all the interest, you may wonder what 3D animated training materials Convergence Training has ready for you.

Well, we’re happy to report that we’ve got you covered. So let the communicating about hazard communication begin. Here’s what we’ve got for you. (more…)

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