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.

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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.

And feel free to download our free guide to conducting a job hazard analysis (JHA), which may help you avoid having to conduct incident investigations as well.

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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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What to Look for In an Online Safety Training Provider

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One important aspect of getting online safety training for your workplace is vetting the online safety training provider. You’ll want to know if they’re capable of making a good product but also if they provide excellent customer service.

In this article, we give some tips for things to look for in your online safety training provider.

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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OSHA’s Top Ten Citations, 2018

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As happens every year, the OSHA’s Top Ten Citations list was announced at the NSC Safety Congress and Expo.

We’ve got the 2018 list and data for you below. Check it out to see what OSHA inspectors have been issuing citations for this past year.

When OSHA releases their extended data on these standard citations, which typically happens in December or January, we’ll get you that information as well.

And, if you want to see how these citations have changed or stayed the same in recent years, check out our historical record of OSHA’s Top Ten Citations.

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What to Look for in An LMS for Online Safety Training

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In this article, we’re going to list a number of important features to consider while you’re looking for a learning management system (LMS) to use for managing and administering online safety training at your workplace.

If you’re not sure what an LMS is, it’s an online software application you can use to assign, deliver, import, create, track, and report on online training, and even types of training that don’t occur online such as field-based and instructor-led classroom training. To learn more about LMSs in general, check out our What Is an LMS? article.

Let’s jump into this article now. If you want to learn even more after you’ve finished this article, we’ve included a lot of additional links for you at the bottom, and don’t forget to download our free 90-page Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist.

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Safety and the Learning Organization

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Hello and welcome, friend! In this article, we’re going to give you an introduction to how safety departments, safety managers, and/or safety professionals can contribute to the creation of a learning organization at work.

In doing so, we’ll introduce you to or touch on learning organization theory, new safety/safety differently/safety 2/human and organization performance (HOP), risk management, systems thinking and safety management systems, lean manufacturing, and more.

Let’s get started.

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Come Visit Us at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo

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This year’s National Safety Council Congress & Expo will be held October 20-26 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, and we’re excited to say that we’ll be there are are looking forward to meeting you if you’ll be there too.

Come on by our booth to see our award-winning safety training solutions, including:

As an added bonus, some of our new partners from RedVector will be there with us and if you leave your business card at our booth, you can get one free pay-per-view version of any of our 3D-animated workforce training courses.

Here’s a short example of the type of online safety training we’ll be demonstrating:

Come meet us and say hi and let’s get to know one another. We’d love to find out how we can help you make your workplace safer, healthier, and more efficient.

Before you go, feel free to download our free ONLINE SAFETY TRAINING BUYER’S GUIDE CHECKLIST, too.

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Some Things to Look for in Online Safety Training Courses

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Want to find the best online safety training courses for your company?

If so, we’ve got some great tips to help you make you decision below.

Once you’ve read this article, if you want to continue your research, let us recommend our Evaluating Online Safety Training recorded webinar (it’s free!), our Evaluating Online Safety Training Solutions article, and our free 90-page Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist as well.

And once you know what you want, our How to Pitch Your Boss on Online Safety Training article may be quite handy.

But let’s not put the cart in front of the wagon. Check out some of the criteria for evaluating online safety training courses below first, and let us know if you’ve got any questions we can answer.

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