New Article in ASSP Professional Safety: Safety Communications & Infographics

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Just a quick note to say we’ve got another article in the most current (December, 2018) issue of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Professional Safety.

This one gives some tips for visual communication in safety communication, and in particular for creating infographics, which are a very effective way to communicate to people in a quick, simple, easy-to-understand manner.

Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training co-wrote the article with Morgan Bliss, Assistant Professor in the Safety and Health Management program at Central Washington University (one of several recent collaborations with Morgan Bliss, an industrial hygienist).

Be sure to check out Professional Safety to see this article but lots of other good ones as well. (more…)

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New DOT Hazmat Online Training Courses Added

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This month, we added 10 brand-new online training courses to our DOT Hazmat Online Training library, which is itself just a part of our Transportation Safety Training & Compliance library.

Because companies have different training needs, you can buy these new DOT Hazmat courses in multiple formats, including:

The different purchase options are explained more fully on the course description pages–plus we welcome you to start a chat and talk live with a sales person for more explanation.

9 New Online DOT Hazmat Training Courses

Click any of the links below to see previews and learn more about the 9 new DOT Hazmat online training courses:

In addition to these new courses, we’ve also updated the following existing course, so check it out too:

And once you’re done checking out those course previews above, download the free guide below to learn some real stories from real customers about the positive effects of their move to online safety training.

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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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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.

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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.

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New Online Safety Training Courses for Canadian Market Now Available

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As we always do, we spent the past month creating entirely new online workforce training courses for you as well as updating some existing courses.

What’s unique about this month, however, is we’re releasing a large series online safety training courses for the Canadian market. The courses are available in English and French, and of course they are aligned with Canadian safety and health regulations.

You can buy these new courses in multiple formats, including:

20 New Online EHS Training Courses for Canadian Market

Click any of the links below to see previews and learn more about the 20 new courses:

New “Canadian” Online Safety Training Courses:

In addition to these new courses, we’ve also updated the following existing courses, so check ’em out too:

And once you’re done checking out those course previews above, feel free to download our free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist, too.

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Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist

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Customer Success Story: Pilot Chemical Company

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We’ve been excited to work with the Pilot Chemical Company and with John Buttery, who’s in charge of developing Pilot’s training programs, for some time now.

We thought we’d touch base with John to learn more about Pilot, their training programs, and how they’ve been using the Convergence Learning Management System (LMS) and our online training courses as part of their overall training efforts.

We’d like to thank John and everyone for their time, congratulate them on the great work they’re doing, and say we’re looking forward to continuing the partnership in training.

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New Courses Released, October 2018

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As is always true here at Convergence Training, we’ve been busy creating new online training courses to help your business operate more efficiently, productively, and profitably, all while being safer, staying compliant, and helping you with other training needs.

This month, we are releasing 5 new Environment, Health, and Safety online training courses (listed below).

You can buy these new courses in multiple formats, including:

5 New Online EHS Training Courses

Click any of the links below to see previews and learn more about the 5 new courses:

HUGE New Course Offerings from Partnership with RedVector

And remember, those 5 new online courses listed above are in ADDITION to the major new offerings we’ve made available to you this month as well due to our partnership with RedVector. If you’re on our mailing list, you got an email about all that training excitement earlier this week. Here are the course collections we’re talking about:

That’s the big news this month; stay tuned for next month’s list.

Until then, check our entire list of workforce training courses, and please do contact us with any questions you may have.

Download our free white paper below, too, with 10 real stories from 10 real customers who adopted our online training courses and saw real benefits! 

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Come See Us at the MSHA-TRAM Conference

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One of our favorite conferences to attend is the MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) conference in Beaver, West Virginia. There’s an undeniable charm to the Mining Academy, everyone on the MSHA staff is super-friendly and helpful, West Virginia is very pretty at that time of year, and conference attendees are excited to gather and learn.

And so we’re excited to announce that we’ll be at TRAM again this year (October 9-11) and that we’ll be both presenting and exhibiting.

First, here’s what we’ll be doing in terms of presenting. Senior Learning & Development Specialist Jeff Dalto will be facilitating discussions during three different (!) presentations:

  1. Effective Safety Training: A discussion-intensive presentation with many hands-on, written exercises introducing the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 standard for EHS training and going into more details on four key topics: learning objectives, blended learning training delivery, credible information and evidence-based instructional design, and training evaluation and continual improvement. See this recorded, on-demand webinar for an introduction to some of these topics.
  2. Evaluating Online Safety Training Solutions: An introduction to the terms, concepts, jargon, and acronyms used when discussing online safety training and specific sets of criteria for evaluating online safety training courses, safety training management systems, and online safety training providers. See this recorded, on-demand webinar for an introduction to some of these topics.
  3. Safety and the Learning Organization: A look at fields of thought related to (1) learning organizations and (2) safety differently/new safety/safety 2/human and organizational performance and how safety managers can help contribute to their organization’s efforts to be a learning organization. The discussion will include 21 tips for implementation, and will touch on lean manufacturing, risk management, design thinking, systems thinking, and much more.

And second, we’ll also be exhibiting the safety and safety training solutions that we make for mining safety and MSHA Part 46 compliance as well as general safety. Just swing by our booth and learn more. In particular, we’ll be showing off our:

Here’s a short example of the kind of online mining safety courses we’ll be demonstrating:

And here’s a quick explanation of our MSHA LMS for Part 46 documentation, recordkeeping, and compliance.

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 Guide to MSHA Online Training, too.

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3 New Series of Courses Added–Multicraft, Process Operations, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

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We typically only publish one “New Courses” blog article a month so that our blog articles primarily focus on delivering helpful articles for you related to manufacturing, safety, training, and similar workplace topics.

But we’ve been very busy this month getting a HUGE number of new course offerings available for you. How did we do it? These new courses–3 series of related courses, really–are one of the many fruits of our new partnership with RedVector.

We knew you’d want to know about all the exciting new offerings, so we provided a quick explanation below. If you’re curious for more information, just click the links we’ve provided to see course listings, video previews, and more for each of the three new series of online training courses.


3 New Series of Courses From Our Partnership With RedVector

Multicraft Courses

Our new Multicraft series includes more than 300 courses on topics related to electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, and process operations. The 300 courses are divided into the following categories:

  • Industrial Fundamentals
  • Process Operations
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance

Click to learn more about our Multicraft courses.

Process Operations Courses

Our new Process Operations training series includes more than 75 interactive training courses to help workers acquire critical knowledge of theory, systems, equipment, instrumentation, conditions, and safety procedures. The 75 courses are divided into the following categories:

  • Plant Operation Basics
  • Operator Responsibilities
  • Process Operation
  • Process Equipment

Click to read more about our Process Operations courses.

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Courses

Our new Total Productive Maintenance, or TPM, training series includes 27 courses on maintenance and reliability concepts. The series of courses is divided into the following categories:

  • Maintenance & Reliability
  • Workplace Organization
  • Product Quality
  • Principles of Manufacturing

Click to read more about our Total Productive Maintenance course series.

That’s our list for this month. Stay tuned for next month’s list (we’ve got some exciting courses coming!), feel free to check our entire list of workforce training courses, and please do contact us with any questions you may have.

And please download our free guide to effective manufacturing training (immediately below) before you go.

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New Courses/Series: September, 2018

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We’ve been busy recently creating some exciting new 3D-animated online training courses for you. In fact, we’ve been very busy, as you’ll see, because this New Courses announcement includes:

  • Some individual new course titles
  • 2 brand new series of related, individual courses
  • The first big offering of new courses resulting from our partnership with Vector Solutions and RedVector

You can buy these new courses in multiple formats, including:

From Our Partnership With RedVector

Multicraft courses for training on operations, mechanical maintenance, and electrical maintenance

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That’s our list for this month. Stay tuned for next month’s list (we’ve got some exciting courses coming!), feel free to check our entire list of workforce training courses, and please do contact us with any questions you may have.

Download our free white paper below, too, with 10 real stories from 10 real customers who adopted our online training courses and saw real benefits! 

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Come See Us at the Washington State Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Advisory Board Conference

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Washingtonians, we are excited to announce that we’ll be facilitating two separate presentations and also exhibiting at the upcoming Washington Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference September 26 & 27, 2018 in lovely Spokane, WA (if you haven’t been to Spokane, trust us that it’s lovely at this time of the year).

First, let’s talk about those presentations: Jeff Dalto, the Senior L&D Specialist at Convergence Training, will be presenting or co-presenting on two different topics:

  1. Evaluating Online Safety Training Solutions: learn some criteria for evaluating online safety training courses, learning management systems, and providers, as well as pick up key terms, definitions, jargon, and acronyms. To get an idea of what Jeff will be talking about, check out this recorded, on-demand webinar.
  2. How “Safety” Can Contribute to a Learning Organization: Jeff will co-present with Morgan Bliss, an industrial hygienist and Assistant Professor at Central Washington University’s Safety and Health Management Department (see this recent discussion with Morgan about industrial hygiene). Morgan and Jeff will discuss learning organization theory and the importance of being a learning organization in the economy of today and the future, and will give 22-specific tips for Safety professionals to apply this at work. If you want to get the learning juices flowing in advance of the talk, you might find this interview with Arun Pradhan on learning to learn and lifelong learning, this interview with Ron Gantt on Safety Differently, this overview of some of Todd Conklin’s work on Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), or this interview with Pam Walaski about systems thinking, risk management, and safety management systems in safety of interest.

And next, let’s discuss what we’ll be doing in the exhibit area in booth 208. We’ll be showing off our:

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

So, there are plenty of opportunities to meet up and lots to talk about. Try to catch us when you can and we look forward to meeting you and learning together.

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

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Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist

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