Fun Hazard Communication Game

How well do you know your Haz-Com?

Are you a novice, an intermediate, or an advanced expert?

Well, here’s a quick and easy way to find out.

You might also use this game with your employees. It can make your safety training a little more fun. And who doesn’t like that?

As you’ll see, the game is like the TV show Wheel of Fortune, except it’s based on hazard communication. Why don’t they make more safety training word games like this? Well, now they do. Or at least, we do.

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Fun Respiratory Protection Training Game

Respirators. Respiratory protection. Respiratory protection safety training.

Important stuff in some workplaces. Lifesaving, even.

But, to be honest, not exactly fun stuff. At least not usually.

And that’s why we’ve put together this respiratory protection training game for you.

It puts at least a little more fun into respiratory protection training. Give it a shot and see what you think.

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Fun Machine Guarding Game

Need to train your workers on machine guarding?

If so, are you looking for a way to add a little touch of fun to the proceedings?

This fun machine guarding training game may be just what you’re looking for, then.

It’s kind of like the word games you see on the TV show Wheel of Fortune, except it’s all about machine guarding. If you’re a safety manager, you’ve got to love that!

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Fun Forklift Training Game

A good forklift training program should have a lot of elements.

Obviously, the operating demonstration and evaluation is critical, but you can do more than that.

For example, a fun little word game like this one might be a good way to introduce some terms to new employees, or to test their knowledge after some instructor-training, or as a quick refresher six months down the road.

Whatever you choose to do with this–hey, maybe it would be fun during a safety meeting or a toolbox talk?–we hope you enjoy it.

Stay safe, friends!

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Fun Scaffolds Training Game

Scaffolds are hazardous and workers get hurt on them–or worse, get hurt when falling from them.

Given that, it makes sense to train employees to work on, with, and near scaffolds safely. And it makes sense to train them in a variety of ways.

One thing you can do to add a little fun to the training is to let your employees play this scaffolds training game. You may even give it a shot yourself!

It’s basically the same thing as the games on TV’s Wheel of Fortune, except (1) there’s no Vanna White and (2) it’s about scaffolds.

Have a fun time with this!

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5 Steps to Developing Better Occupational Environmental, Health, and Safety Training

Better Occupational Environmental, Health, and Safety Training ImageIt’s not easy to develop effective occupational environmental, health, and safety training. If you’ve been doing it yourself, you know this.

And what makes it worse, many times the people tasked with designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating that training are experts in certain areas under the “EHS umbrella” but don’t have a lot of expertise in things related to training or learning and development. Sound familiar?

In this article, we’ll give you an overview of how to improve the environmental, health, and safety training at your workplace, we’ll link you to more extensive articles on each topic, and most importantly, we’ll give you a free 60-page guide on creating better environmental, health, and safety training so you can apply it at work over and over again. 

Please note that this article and the free guide at the bottom are based on ANSI Z490.1, the US National Standard of Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training. You might also be interested to know that ANSI Z490.2, an upcoming standard on online safety training, is currently in the works (check that link for an update on progress).

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Free Safety Checklists

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From time to time, we make free safety checklists that you can use for safety training or audit purposes.  And we put them on our blog for you to download. What’s not to like about that?

But now we’ve gone one step better. We’ve created this single page so you can find all the free checklists on our blog in one handy spot. Just click any of the links below to find the checklists listed.

When we create new checklists in the future, each checklist will have its own individual article, plus we’ll try to be good and come back to this article and include a link here as well. So keep your eyes here on the Convergence Training blog and look for more of these free safety and operations checklists.

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Corrugated Board Manufacturing Word Game

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Are you in the corrugated board industry?

We think the chances are high that you are. First, because you’re reading a blog article about a corrugated board word game. And second, because a lot of people have been coming to the Convergence Training website all excited about the multimedia training courses for corrugated board manufacturing that we have available.

So if we’re right, and you ARE in corrugated board, we’re confident you’re going to like this article.

And that’s because we’ve got a fun-to-play, Wheel-of-Fortune-style word game here for you. And–wait for it–it’s all about corrugated board and terms from the corrugated board industry. What more could you want!

The game is fun to play just to quiz yourself, or you can use it to quiz employees. It might be especially helpful for new hires with no previous experience in the corrugated board industry. They might thank you for the opportunity to review some key terms. Hey, they might even enjoy themselves a touch.

And don’t forget you can project this game on a screen or wall and play together as a team, maybe during one of your regularly scheduled weekly meetings.

Have fun and let us know what you think. And check the Convergence Training blog for helpful articles and other free word games.

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Lean Manufacturing Word Game

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Curious about lean manufacturing (often called just “lean” for short)? Or maybe just in the mood to test your knowledge of lean manufacturing with a fun interactive word game? Either way, you’ve come to a good spot.

Lean is a philosophy a methodology with roots based in Training Within Industry (TWI), Japanese manufacturing, and the Toyota Production System (TPS).

A lot of our customers have an interest in lean manufacturing (with this more specific meaning). In fact, not that long ago we ran a popular post about how to introduce your workers to lean manufacturing.

This is meant as a quick (and fun) introduction to some terms in lean. Please use the comments section at the bottom if there are other terms you think we should add. We may at some point recreate this word game, including more terms, or possibly make additional lean-related word games.

Oh, and hey–please note you can play this word game for free from our blog anytime you want, or you can download your own free copy and put it into your SCORM-compliant learning management system (LMS). Read the additional notes below if you’re interested in that second option.

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Tissue Manufacturing Word Game

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Are you in the tissue manufacturing industry?

If you are, you’re going to like what we’ve got for you here.

It’s a fun-to-play, Wheel-of-Fortune-style word game that just so happens to be all about terms used in tissue manufacturing. How often do you run into that, right?

Use the game to test your own knowledge, or use it to quiz employees. You might find it especially useful if you’ve got some new hires with little previous tissue manufacturing experience. They may even thank you or tell you it was fun.

And don’t forget that you can project this on a screen and play it together as a group.

Have fun, let us know how you did, and check the Convergence Training blog for helpful articles and other free word games.

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Pulp Manufacturing Word Game

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Are you in the pulp (or pulp and paper) manufacturing industry?

If so, you’re gonna like what we’ve got for you here.

It’s a fun-to-play, Wheel-of-Fortune-style word game. But it’s not about the kind of boring, unimportant stuff that TV game shows tend to fixate on. That’s right–it’s about pulp! A truly fascinating subject worthy of many fine games.

If you wish, you can use this game to quiz yourself. Or, you might want to use it as a quiz while you’re training employees. It might be especially helpful if you’re onboarding new hires with little or no experience in pulp manufacturing. They may even admit to having a little fun this with.

And remember that you can project this on a screen during a weekly team meeting as a fun way for the entire team to work and learn together.

Have fun and let us know what you think. And check the Convergence Training blog for helpful articles and other free word games, too.

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