Safety Training for Rudolph, Santa & Friends

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If you’re 100% on top of your game when it comes to creating and delivering effective safety training to the workers at your company, then perhaps you have time to consider safety training and other job training for folks who don’t work at your company–like, perhaps, the characters in the old animated Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Because that’s what we’ve got for you here! See our training suggestions, all drawn from our library of online workforce training courses, for popular characters from the Christmas classic, including Santa, Donner and Blitzen, the Abominable Snowmonster, Herbie the elf (he’s the one who wants to be a dentist, remember?), Yukon Cornelius, and of course everyone’s favorite, Rudolph himself.

Hope you enjoy this brief bit of levity in the middle of an otherwise productive day, and we wish you and yours a happy holiday season!

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OSHA’s SHARP and VPP Programs: An Interview with Mark Hurliman of Oregon OSHA

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If you’re interested in learning more about OSHA’s Consultative programs for safety management and safety excellence, you’ve come to the right article. This is an interview with Mark Hurliman, the VPP and SHARP Program Coordinator with Oregon OSHA, and Mark’s going to explain to all of us the basics of the VPP and SHARP programs for all employers in the US (federal and state plans).

There’s a lot to learn, so let’s more waste any more of your time. We’ve got a video of the discussion below for you. Plus, if you’d like to read instead, we typed up a transcript–just click the MORE button.

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Come See Us at the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference–December 4-5, 2018

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Will you be at the upcoming OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference in Houston, Texas on December 4th and 5th?

Well so will we, partner! While you’re in Texas, mosey on over to Booth 220 and see our award-winning solutions for safety and safety training, including online environmental, health, and safety training courses, our Convergence learning management system (LMS) for safety training administration, our Incident Management System (IMS) for reporting, investigating, correcting workplace injuries and illnesses, mobile training apps, and a lot more.

We look forward to seeing you there–be sure to stop by. And read on to see some more examples of what we’ll be demonstrating at the conference.

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Safety Training for Santa and Friends

safety-training-for-santa-and-friends-imageWith all the hustle and bustle surrounding the holiday seasons, it’s easy to forget about holiday safety.

Rushing around is a prime cause of workplace accidents, after all, as is being distracted.

With that in mind, and not a minute too soon, we’ve pulled together the following safety training suggestions for characters in made-for-TV holiday specials. You know, people like Kris Kringle, The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, Charlie Brown, and more.

Hope you enjoy this and that you have a wonderful holiday season.

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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 don’t forget to check out our online occupational incident tracking system for help with this kind of stuff!

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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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Safety Training for Family Thanksgiving

thanksgiving safety training imageThanksgiving day! A time to reflect on all our good fortunes and be thankful. A cherished opportunity to enjoy the company of not only our immediate family but our extended family too. A time to eat a wonderful meal, all expertly cooked and artfully served, while enjoying the company of all.

Well, that’s how it works sometimes, for some people. More power to them, right?

Other times, though, Thanksgiving doesn’t go quite according to plan. To prepare for those instances, you may want to consider some of the following titles from our online workforce training and online safety training libraries.

Read on for some tips and chuckles. And despite the tongue-in-cheek approach below, we truly DO wish you a great holiday.

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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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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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