Free Recorded Webinar: Tips for Effective Safety Training

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Our friends at RedVector hosted Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training for a webinar giving some tips on Effective Safety Training.

The webinar introduces the following:

  • The ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 standard for EHS training and Z490.2 standard for online EHS training
  • Learning objectives
  • The ADDIE instructional design model
  • Training delivery methods v instructional or training methods
  • Evidence-based training practices
  • Learning myths
  • Training evaluation

Watch our recorded Effective Safety Training Webinar at our Webinars page.

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Industrial Hygiene (IH) Basics: IDLH Limits

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In recent IH Basics articles, we discussed permissible exposure limits (PELsaction levels (ALs), and STELS and Ceiling Limits.

In this article, we’re going to continue looking at exposure limits in the fascinating worlds of IH and occupational safety and health with an investigation into IDLH (immediately dangerous to life or health) limits.

So read on to learn about IDLH atmosphere and don’t be shy about downloading the free Guide to Performing a Job Hazard Analysis from the bottom of this article.

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5 Principles of Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) with Dr. Todd Conklin

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One of the most influential, most innovative, and most controversial thinkers in occupational safety and health these days is Dr. Todd Conklin, who’s famous for his human and organizational performance (HOP) approach to safety matters.

It’s likely you’re familiar with Dr. Conklin and don’t need me to explain to you who he is. However, if the name IS new to you, you might want to check out his Pre-Accident Investigation podcast series, or his HOP Hub website, or his books on pre-accident investigations, learning more by asking better questions, preventing workplace fatalities, or the 5 principles of human performance, which is what our discussion below will focus on.

Todd was nice enough to stop by for a chat with us and explain the 5 principles of HOP and some other HOPpy stuff, and we can’t thank him enough. We’ve included an audio recording of the discussion below and hope you enjoy it.

(Note: If you’re the type who’d rather read than listen to an audio, the transcript is below).

Also, feel free to check out some of the articles we’ve written about Dr. Conklin’s books, below:

We haven’t yet written a quick intro to Todd’s most recent book (5 Principles of HOP) but stay tuned for that–plus, of course, this interview basically fills that need and you can’t do better than to get the goods from Todd himself.

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Upcoming Free Webinar: Effective Safety Training Tips

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A quick head’s up that we’ll be presenting the second in a series of webinars at the website of our partners RedVector.

You may know that the previous webinar in the series was on New Safety, including Safety Differently, Safety II, and HOP. You can listen to a recording of that New Safety webinar here.

And since this second webinar on Effective Safety Training has already been conducted, know you can listen to a recording of it here.

And since the webinar is on effective safety training, feel free to prime the pump by downloading our free guide to effective safety training, below. 

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ASSP/ANSI Z490.2 Standard for Online EHS Training Passes Vote by Z490 Committee

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As some of you may know, Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training|Vector Solutions has been one of the people helping to create the upcoming ANSI/ASSP standard Z490.2, Accepted Practices for E-Learning in Safety, Health and Environmental Training.

From time-to-time, we update you on the progress of the standard and they recently hit a significant milestone: the members of the Z490 committee voted to approve the draft standard.

What’s next, you ask?

There’s a public review comment period that closes on August 12, 2019. And then after that, the necessary paperwork will be sent to our friends at ANSI for their approval.

So it looks like we’ll have a new national standard for online EHS training soon. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, if you’re not familiar with Z490.1, the standard for ALL environmental, health, and safety training, now’s a good time to learn more about that.

We’ll return with another update of the upcoming national standard soon; until then, feel free to download the free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist, below.

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Industrial Hygiene (IH) Basics: STELs and Ceilings

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In recent IH Basics articles, we discussed permissible exposure limits (PELs) and action levels (ALs).

In this article, we’re going to continue our discussion of exposure limits within the industrial hygiene world by explaining short-term exposure limits (STELs) and ceiling (C) limits.

For more articles like this one on IH topics, check the links at the bottom of this article.

And read on to learn more about STELs and ceilings.

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Risk Management Basics: What Is Risk Treatment?

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In this installment of our Risk Management Basics series, we’re going to learn about risk treatment.

If you’ve been reading our Risk Management Basics series, you know we addressed the Three Stages of Risk Assessment in a recent article. Risk Treatment is often the next step in the risk management process after risk assessment.

We’ll be writing more in this Risk Management Basics series, so if you’re liking it stay tuned. Plus, feel free to use the comments section at the bottom to ask risk-related questions or to suggest risk-related article topics for the series.

And finally, even though an organization can and should use risk management for all of its objectives, we want you to know we’ve got a free downloadable guide to using Risk Management for Occupational Safety and Health Management at the bottom of this article for you. 

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Risk Management Basics: What Is Risk?

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In this installment of our Risk Management Basics series, we’re going to get very, very basic. In specific, we’re going to ask what does “risk” mean in risk management. How that’s for a basic Risk Management Basics topic?

And before we get going explaining what risk means in the context of risk management, we’d like to invite you to use the comments section to suggest topics for future risk management basics series articles. Just let us know what risky topic you’d like to learn more about…

And if you’re involved in occupational safety and health, feel free to download the free Guide to Using Risk Management for Occupational Safety and Health at the bottom of this article (but note, this article addresses risk management and risk assessment in a general manner and can be applied to any aspect of enterprise risk management).

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Vector Solutions Monthly Blog Round Up: June, 2019

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Our parent company Vector Solutions has been publishing a monthly blog article that compiles one interesting blog article from different Vector Solutions  brands, including your friends here at Convergence Training.

This month’s round-up focuses on safety, because June is National Safety Month, and it includes:

If we’ve sparked your interest, check out the June, 2019 Vector Solutions Blog Round-Up.

And here’s the back-library of Vector Solutions Blog Round-Up articles:

Because the theme of this one is safety, we figured we’d include a free guide to risk-based safety management for you immediately below. Feel free to download it and check out website for more free downloadable guides.

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Impairment at Work: Cell Phones Negatively Influence Your Cognitive Abilities

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The National Safety Council sets aside June of every year to mark National Safety Month (#NSM), and for National Safety Month 2019 they’re putting a new focus on each of the four weeks in June: Hazard Recognition; Slips, Trips, and Falls; Fatigue; and Impairment.  We’ve written an article and/or created free safety material in keeping with each of these weekly themes, and this article is our contribution to the NSM week 4 focus on impairment.

You might also want to go back to check out our articles on Hazard Recognition Training; Slips, Trips, and Falls (there’s a free fall prevention toolbox talk checklist for you there); and Fatigue at Work (learn about creating a Fatigue Risk Management Plan). Plus, the NSC has some great materials at their website to check into.

Impairment at work is a big issue, of course. There are many ways to be impaired, as you know. You’ll see lots of materials on drugs, including opioids, and rightly so. You’ll see lots of materials on on alcohol, and that’s a serious problem too. Stress and mental illness will be topics that get deserved consideration.

We figured we’d take a look at impairment from cell phone use, and perhaps come at the issue  of cell phones from a somewhat unexpected perspective. Read on if you’d like to learn more.

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Free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist

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Deciding on an online safety training solution is a big decision.

But it doesn’t have to be intimidating or impossible. And there’s no reason to simply guess blindly and hope you get a good one.

To help, we’ve created a free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist that you can download at the bottom of this article. We think it will give you a good leg up on your search.
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Free Job Hazard Analysis Guide

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Recently we published an extensive article titled What Is a Job Hazard Analysis?  And we followed that up with a companion piece that explains How to Do a Job Hazard Analysis. If you haven’t read those yet, but are interested, go right ahead. We’ll wait for you here.

You’re back? OK, let’s continue then.

We wanted to follow those popular articles up with with a free job hazard analysis guide that you can use to lead you through your own JHAs at work. And now we’ve done that.

There’s a free download at the bottom of the article. Hope you find it helpful.
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