Safety Training for the Mayan Apocalypse (Just in Time)

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If you’re following the news, you’re well aware that the world will end soon. Real soon. On December 21, 2012, in fact.

That’s a bummer. For those of you who still have a lot of Christmas shopping to do, it’s a double bummer, because it robs you of a few days to get your shopping done and may prevent you from catching some last-minute sale prices. Makes you wonder why you didn’t brave those Black Friday crowds, huh?

We know the world is going to end because the ancient Mayans have told us it’s true through their calendar system. The Mayans were good people. Advanced, too—had their own writing system, developed impressive agricultural systems, knew quite a bit about the stars, and more.

This may put a panic into you. Or, maybe not. Maybe we’re approaching the end of the world as we know it, and you feel fine about it. To each their own, right?

Here at Convergence Training, we see the upcoming Mayan Apocalypse and the end of the world in 2012 the same way we see everything. You want to prepare for it. You want to know the safety in’s and out’s about it. And you want to complete your relevant safety training before it’s game time.

With that said, we’ve prepared a list for you.


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Respiratory Protection Glossary (1910.134)


Respiratory protection is always on OSHA’s Top Ten list. Last year, it was #4 on OSHA’s Top Ten List, 2015.

Because of that, we’ve created the little interactive glossary below of terms from respiratory protection. Feel free to check it out.

Convergence Training is a training solutions provider with a strong EHS offering. Check out our learning management systems (LMSs), EHS e-learning courses, or contact us to learn more and set up a demo.

You may also want to download our free Guide to Effective EHS Training.


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Ladders Glossary (1926.1053)


Question: Has Convergence Training created a free, downloadable, interactive ladders glossary including all of the terms and definitions in OSHA’s Ladder Standard?

Answer: You know we did! That’s it, right below. 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 OSHA’s website in October, 2012. Convergence Training makes no claims regarding the accuracy of those definitions, or to keep this glossary up to date to match any changes OSHA 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 Trucks Interactive Glossary (1910.178)


Every year, OSHA creates a list of the ten most commonly cited standard violations. Here’s the most recent list–OSHA’s Top Ten for 2015.

Because the same standards typically appear year after year, we make a lot of resources available to our readers for each of those standards. That includes free downloadable safety word games, blog posts chock full of informational and training resources, and interactive glossaries about the terms defined in the standard.

And that’s what we’ve got for you in this article–an interactive glossary of terms defined in OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) standard, 1910.178.

Just click the MORE button below to check it out.


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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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Lockout/Tagout Glossary (Control of Hazardous Energy 1910.147)

OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard (Control of Hazardous Energy, 1910.147) consistently appears on OSHA’s list of the 10 most commonly cited violations.

As a result, we’ve created this interactive glossary of terms defined in the standard to help you brush up on some of the key concepts.

In addition to this post, we’ve pulled together a second post with a bunch of materials related to lockout/tagout.

Enjoy this one and then move on to the next if you’re interested.


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OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations of 2012

Patrick Kapust, the Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, recently presented OSHA’s list of the 10 most frequently cited violations for 2012.

The list is immediately below. There are two links for each standard in the list. The first link will lead to you the standard itself on OSHA’s website. The second link will lead to a separate webpage created by Convergence Training that includes helpful information, useful links, and a free, downloadable, interactive glossary of all the terms that OSHA described in that regulation.


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