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 feel free to download our FREE GUIDE TO OSHA REPORTING & RECORDKEEPING.


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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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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.

Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide Checklist

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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Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide 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.


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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Benefits of an Online Incident Reporting, Investigation & Tracking System

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If you’re doing incident investigations at work (and you should be), then you might want to consider getting an online incident investigation tool, including one with mobile apps for use on smart phones and tablets.

We’ve all already seen how online tools can help us in many aspects of our lives. And if you’re in occupational safety and health, maybe you’re already using a learning management system (LMS) for your online safety training.

So why not make the next step and get an online system for helping you manage workplace incidents, including reporting, documenting, assigning corrective actions, creation of OSHA’s injury & illness recordkeeping forms, and online submission at OSHA’s website.

Read on to learn some specific benefits of an online occupational injury and illness reporting and tracking system, and don’t forget to download our free 90-page Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist.


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Building an Internal Online Safety Training Selection Team

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It’s not easy to find the online safety training solutions, including courses, learning management systems, and providers–that work best for your company.

As a result, many people get frustrated during their search or, worse yet, make a poor decision.

One thing you can do to improve your chances of success when evaluating online safety training solutions is to develop a team within your own organization to help with the online safety training search. After all, more minds, more eyes, and more sets of expertise are likely to make a better decision, right?

We’ve written this article to help you develop your internal online safety training search & selection team. Read on for some helpful tips.

If you want to learn even more about evaluating online safety training, we’ve included a lot of additional links for you at the bottom of this article, and don’t forget to download our free 90-page Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist.


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How to Create an Incident Investigation Plan

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Before you have an incident at work that requires an incident investigation, it’s a good idea to have an incident investigation plan in place.

Having an incident investigation plan in place will allow you to quickly and smoothly begin, conduct, and complete your incident investigation. You’ll know what to do when, you’ll know who to involve and notify, and you’ll have all your supplies and equipment ready to go.

In this article, we’ll give you some tips for pulling together your own incident investigation plan.

Plus we’ve got a free guide to conducting incident investigations for you at the bottom of this article.


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Performing a Pre-Task Pre-Mortem: An Interview with Joe Estey

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In this interview, we’re catching up with our old friend Joe Estey to learn about what he calls a “pre-task pre-mortem.”

A pre-task pre-mortem is a discussion to talk about (1) the desired end-state of the task, (2) the process for completing the task, (3) the resources used for the task, (4) where failure is most likely to occur during the task, and (4) mitigations and controls necessary based no the pre-mortem discussion.

Now, let’s learn more about pre-mortems for safety and learning. The video of the recorded discussion is immediately below. If you’re rather read, we also created a transcript, so just click the MORE button in that case.


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