VECTOR SOLUTIONS MONTHLY BLOG ROUND UP: OCTOBER, 2019

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As they do every month, our parent company Vector Solutions just published their round-up of blog articles published in the previous month by their different business units and brands.  This includes an article from your friendly neighborhood Convergence Training.

These articles, all originally published in the month of October, 2019, include:

  • Vector Solutions on the value of using EHS management software for improving workplace safety (this is a nod to our new safety management software, Vector EHS, created by new acquisition IndustrySafe)
  • IndustrySafe announcing the upcoming arrival of version 6.0 of the IndustrySafe/Vector EHS safety management software just mentioned
  • RedVector with a list of resources for the recent Manufacturing Day celebration
  • SafeSchools on launching a list of vaping prevention resources
  • SafeColleges announcing a recorded webinar on positively influencing campus culture
  • Exceptional Child on understanding ADHD and helping students succeed
  • TargetSolutions on the role of clean PPE in preventing cancer in firefighters
  • And your friends here, Convergence Training, with a recently recorded webinar on evidence-based training practices

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

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ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 & Z490.2 Discussions at ASSP Podcast Webpage

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The first of two discussions about the Z490 series of ANSI/ASSP standards for EHS training is now available at the ASSP Safety Standards at Tech Publications podcast webpage.

Find the podcast about Z490.1, the standard for all EHS training, here.

Find the about Z490.2, the standard for ONLINE EHS training, here.

Both discussions feature Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training/Vector Solutions, who was on the sub-committee that created Z490.2 and is on the committee to update Z490.1. Read Jeff’s last update on the creation of Z490.2 here.

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Vector EHS Software Demo: Linking Safety Data & Safety Training Webinar

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Our parent company Vector Solutions recently acquired Industry Safe, maker of safety management software. That means Convergence Training can now offer the Industry Safe safety management software to our customers–we call it Vector EHS.

Watch the recorded webinar below for a discussion of linking safety data and safety training and to see a demo of how to do this with Vector EHS.

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ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 Standard for Online EHS Training Now Final

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If you’ve been tracking the Convergence Training blog for a while, you know that we’ve been publishing occasional updates on the progress of creating the ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 standard titled Accepted Practices for E-Learning in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training.

As you may have intuited from that first sentence, you’re in for another Z490.2 update in this article.

But this one is a little more exciting than the previous updates, because today Z490.2 became final. You can buy yourself a copy of Z940.2 here.

You may also know that we’ve been creating updates on the progress of Z490.2 because Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training & Vector Solutions has been one of the folks helping to create Z490.2. If you’d like to learn more about Z490.2, Jeff will be featured in two upcoming podcasts at the ASSP Safety Standards and Technical Publications Podcast website–one for Z490.1 and one for Z490.2. Look for those podcasts at ASSP soon (we’re recording both on Tuesday, October 15 and presumably both will be published shortly after).

And before you go, feel free to download our free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist! 

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Vector Solutions Monthly Blog Round Up: September, 2019

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It’s that time again. Our parent company Vector Solutions has published the monthly blog post round up including articles from different Vector Solutions brands (including your friends here at Convergence Training).

Here’s what Vector Solutions has pulled together for you this month:

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

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New Webinar Coming Soon: Evidence-Based Training Practices, October 16, 2019

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We’ll soon be doing another of our recurring live webinars over at the website of our partners RedVector.

In this one, we’ll be discussing evidence-based training practices and common learning myths.

The webinar will be held live on Wednesday, October 16 at 1 pm Eastern time (that’s 12 noon Central, 11 am Mountain, and 10 am Pacific if you, like me, get confused adjusting these things). If you sign up and listen in to the webinar, that’s great, but know that if you sign up and miss the live version, we’ll still send you a recording in your email.

Sign up for the webinar here.

We hope to see you then. If you’d like to catch up on the other webinars we’ve done with our friends at RedVector, here’s a list:

Hope to see you soon. Let us know if you’ve got any questions you’d like us to address during the webinar.

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Vector Solutions Monthly Blog Round Up: August, 2019

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Once again, our parent company Vector Solutions has published its monthly “blog round up” article, which features articles from different Vector Solutions brands (including your friends here at Convergence Training).

Here’s a listing of the different articles:

  • Vector Solutions on workplace wellness and why it matters
  • IndustrySafe on their new behavior-based safety mobile app
  • RedVector with a look at some Core and Architecture enhancements in Revit 2020
  • SafeSchools with a timely list of back-t0-school safety concerns
  • SafeColleges with their own list of four areas to focus on for back-to-school issues
  • Exceptional Child with some professional development tips for teachers of exceptional students
  • TargetSolutions with a free recorded webinar on managing controlled substances
  • Yours truly, Convergence Training, with a free Contractor Orientation Buyer’s Guide

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

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Vector Solutions Monthly Blog Round Up: July, 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.

Here’s a quick overview of the articles:

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

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

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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.

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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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Vector Solutions Acquires IndustrySafe

TAMPA, FL and PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 22, 2019 – Vector Solutions, the leader in industry-focused eLearning and performance support solutions, has acquired IndustrySafe, a leading safety management software provider that helps organizations efficiently record, track and trend safety data to improve workplace safety, ensure regulatory compliance, reduce risks, and save time and costs.

The addition of IndustrySafe represents Vector’s third acquisition of the year, following the earlier integrations of CrewSense and Halligan, and furthers Vector’s strategy to expand its leading eLearning and training platform into a complete workforce and organization performance optimization solution.

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Philadelphia, IndustrySafe serves over 450 global customers with heavy regulations and strict codes for workplace safety across manufacturing, pulp & paper, food & beverage, construction & engineering, transportation, energy, and public sector end-markets.

The company’s highly configurable environmental, health and safety (EHS) management software suite will be offered under Vector’s Commercial business unit, and includes modules such as Incident Management, Safety Metrics Dashboards, Hazard Management, Mobile EHS Inspections, and more.

“This exciting acquisition adds highly sought-after EHS capabilities into the Vector Solutions product portfolio, combining with Vector’s leading learning and workforce management solutions to provide clients with even more tools to ensure regulatory compliance and improve safety,” said Vector Solutions COO Marc Scheipe. “And with IndustrySafe’s continued commitment to user-friendly and cost effective EHS software, this acquisition serves to expand access to advanced technology and maintain a singular focus on optimizing performance, reducing risk and driving smart decisions.”

“We are thrilled to join forces with Vector Solutions and provide our clients with access to even more dynamic solutions, technology capabilities and innovation,” said Clare Epstein, General Manager of IndustrySafe. “These opportunities, combined with additional world-class customer service support from Vector, will allow us to more rapidly execute on our product development, providing an overall greater user experience for our customers.”

Clients of both Vector Solutions and IndustrySafe can expect to receive the same level of outstanding products, innovation and customer service to which they have been accustomed.

The company is working to determine integration plans and more information will be available in the future.

About Vector Solutions

Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT and education industries. Its brands, RedVector-Convergence Training, TargetSolutions, and SafeSchools, deliver continuing education (CE), training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology to create safer, more capable, more compliant organizations. Its extensive online and mobile learning library offers over 9,000 courses written by over 280 subject matter experts and reaches more than 10 million professionals worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

About IndustrySafe

IndustrySafe is a leading safety management software provider with over twenty years of experience in delivering safety solutions to our clients. Our product, IndustrySafe, is a web-based safety software that allows you to efficiently record, track and trend safety data. Launched in 2004, IndustrySafe has since helped numerous organizations to maintain regulatory compliance and develop safety management strategies that positively impact the bottom line. Our clients are global leaders in manufacturing, construction and engineering, transportation, energy, and government.

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