Confined Space in Construction Glossary


Did you read our post about OSHA’s upcoming Confined Spaces in Construction regulation? If, not you may want to check it out. If you did read it, advance straight to “go” and collect $200!

Since OSHA’s creating a new standard, we dug around a little and found the terms that they will define in the standard. The terms were listed in OSHA’s Confined Spaces in Construction (Proposed Rule) document, which is a very handy summary of the proposed new regulation–if also a long (95 pages) and dry read.

You can use the glossary right here on our blog or you can click the download button to download a SCORM version of the glossary and then import it into your learning management system.


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Hazard Communication Word Game (1910.1200-GHS Aligned)


Here’s a free and fun word game that includes words defined in OSHA’s Hazard Communication (1910.1200) Standard. It’s even nicely GHS-aligned for you, just as you’d expect.

We’ve got this wired up below so that you can enjoy it in two different ways.

First, you can play it right here from this blog post as much as you want.

And second, you can download a free copy, import it into your own SCORM-compliant LMS, and play it from there.

So, try your hand at the game and have fun.


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Fall Prevention and Protection Word Game (1926.501)


Every year, fall protection is on OSHA’s list of the Top Ten Most Cited Violations.

And falls are also always a significant contributor to workplace injuries and fatalities as well.

Playing a fall prevention and protection word game won’t solve all those problems. We need better training, more onsite observations, more detail to incident report, and more.

But that said, this word game can help remind you of some important issues related to fall prevention and protection. And it’s fun, too, so you might want to use this in your next safety meeting.


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Combustible Dust Glossary


Below is an interactive glossary of terms OSHA defines in its Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program.

How many of the terms do you know? Check it out right here, right now (or email the link to friends, family, and loved ones).

Convergence Training is a training solutions provider with many EHS training offerings. We make a variety of learning management systems (LMSs) to administer training, a large number of off-the-shelf e-learning courses, including a health and safety training librarycustom training solutions, and more. Contact us to find out more or to set up a demo.

And while you’re here, why not download our FREE Guide to Effective EHS Training?


A few important notes: The terms and definitions in our combustible dust glossary were taken directly from the text on OSHA’s website as printed in January, 2013. Convergence Training makes no claims regarding the accuracy of those definitions, nor to keep this glossary up to date to match any changes that OSHA makes after the date of this posting. Though we will do our best. 🙂

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Free MSHA Part 46 Glossary (Title 30, CFR 46.2)


Note: the downloadable glossary is at the bottom. 🙂

Convergence Training provides a number of training solutions to help mine production-operators and owners comply with the Part 46 mine training requirements.

First, we’ve got the Convergence MSHA learning management system (LMS). This lets you create training plans, deliver training, keep records that your workers have completed their training, and create required MSHA documents and reports. If this sounds like a one-stop MSHA-compliance solution to you, that’s because it is.

Next, we’ve got a full library of 3D animated MSHA Part 46 surface miner training materials, including 27 separate titles (all carefully matched to the training subjects MSHA requires as part of Part 46).

And of course, your friendly Convergence Training blogger (that’s me, folks!) has MSHA Part 46 squarely in his sights, and this is just the first of several anticipated posts on MSHA. So keep coming back for more helpful MSHA resources.

And what’s more, if you lower your eyes just a touch you’ll see that we’ve created a free, interactive, downloadable MSHA Part 46 glossary. The glossary contains all of the terms listed and defined in Title 30, CFR 46.2, “Definitions.” You can check it out now, bookmark it and come back later, or download a free copy to your own computer (just click the red “Download” button). Once you have a copy, you can save it to your desktop or network, put it on your Safety Home Page, email it to friends and coworkers, or even put it in your learning management system (LMS) and assign it.

A few important notes: The terms and definitions were taken directly from the text of the standard as printed on MSHA’s website in January, 2013. Convergence Training makes no claims regarding the accuracy of those definitions, nor to keep this glossary up to date to match any changes that MSHA makes after the date of this posting.


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Free Portable Ladder Safety Checklists

Portable Ladder Safety Checklist ImageHere’s yet another freebie for people interested in safety from your friends at Convergence Training.

At the bottom of this article is a portable ladder safety checklist that you can download for free.

The checklist is based on a portable ladders for construction checklist created by NIOSH, which is itself based on OSHA regulations. We took the information in the checklist and made some minor changes to make up for some formatting issues and make it a little easier to use.

The download is entirely free, and we hope it helps you create a safer workplace.

Happy laddering, as they say! (Or at least they should say that.)

We’ve got more free downloadable checklists on other topics here. And don’t forget to check out own online training course for ladder safety as well.


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Machine Guarding Glossary (1910.212)


To satisfy your insatiable curiosity, we created an interactive glossary of terms from OSHA’s Machine Guarding Standard (1910.212).

That’s it, right below. You can check it out now, and/or you can bookmark this page and come back whenever you’re curious. Hope you enjoy this.

Convergence Training is a training solutions provider. We make off-the-shelf EHS e-learning courses, several learning management systems (LMSs), custom training solutions, and more. Contact us to see full-length previews, set up a demo, or just ask a few questions.

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Powered Industrial Truck Checklists for Safety and Operations

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Here are some powered industrial truck checklists you can download for free–nice! (We’ve got more free downloadable checklists on other topics here.)

We’ve got two series of checklists for you. And each series includes two actual checklists.

There’s one series for PITs with internal combustion engines (gas, LPG, and diesel), and there’s another series for electric-powered PITs.

So all told, you’ll get a single ZIP folder with four checklists–two for electric PITs, and two for internal combustion PITs. Just scroll your way to the bottom of this article and look for the black download button.


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Machine Guarding Checklist – Free Download

Hello, friend! And welcome to another Convergence Training blog post with a free checklist that you can use as part of your company’s health and safety efforts.

This time, the checklist is for machine guarding.

Read on for more information and to download the free machine guarding checklist.

And, we’ve got more free downloadable checklists on other safety topics here.


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Free Vector HazCom 2012 GHS Pictogram Symbols

We’ve been updating our Online Hazard Communication training to include the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) label standards. The official GHS pictograms are out there on the internet in a few places, but we weren’t able to find all nine of the major symbols in a single file. Not for free, anyway. So, we cobbled all the symbols together in vector format to make it easier on us as we make our updates, and we thought it’d be nice to make it available for others to use for their GHS-labelling needs.


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Freebie: Ergonomics Image

We recently took a few renders from our Ergonomics course and put them together into a single clipart style image. The safety graphics show proper lifting techniques, and also shows the difference between good and bad seated positions. We are offering the image for you to use on your website, on your blog, in your safety meetings, or anything else, royalty free. The only thing we ask is that we ask that our logo remains apparent on the image.

Click on the image below to see it full size, and then you can right-click and save the image.

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