Upcoming Webinar: An Introduction to “New Safety” (HOP, Safety Differently, Safety II)

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A quick head’s up that we’ll be holding a free webinar over at the website of our business partners RedVector in which we’ll provide an introduction to “new safety” schools of thought including Safety II, Safety Differently, and Human and Organizational Performance (HOP).

If you’d like to learn a little more about these and get pointed in the right direction for additional learning through a series of recommended thinkers, books, websites, and links, this might be something you’ll want to check out. Plus, you can’t beat the price. ūüôā

You can register for the “New Safety” webinar here.

 

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Vector Solutions Business Unit Monthly Blog Round-Up: April, 2019

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Recently, customers of Convergence Training as well as employees of Convergence Training attended the Vector Solutions Client Summit in Tampa, Florida (Vector Solutions is the parent company that owns Convergence Training).

One of the interesting aspects of the Vector Solutions Client Summit is that it brought people from many different industries served by Vector Solutions together into one room to discuss how they deal with the same issues from different perspectives. A lot of people felt this was really helpful, including yours truly (see our overview video of the Vector Solutions Client Summit).

In fact, it was such a great experience to learn, brainstorm, problem-solve, and innovate together that we’ve decided it’s not something we want to leave in Tampa until next year’s client summit. And so one thing we’re doing is publishing a monthly “Best of the Vector Solutions Business Units Blogs” at the Vector Solutions website.

This month’s round-up includes:

  • Vector Solutions on mobile and training
  • Convergence Training on learning organizations
  • RedVector on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics safety report
  • Safe Colleges on proposed Title IX revisions
  • Target Solutions on reading body language

If we’ve sparked your interest, check out the April, 2019 Best of the Vector Blogs article.

 

 

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Fall Prevention & Protection Toolbox Talk Checklist

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As part of our efforts to raise awareness of fall prevention & protection issues for this year’s¬†National Safety Stand-Down (May 6-10, 2019), we’ve created this checklist you can use while preparing for, participating in, and following-up on toolbox talks related to fall protection in particular and to ladder safety, scaffolding safety, and roofing work safety in particular.

This checklist is designed to be used as a supplement to OSHA’s Fall Prevention Training Guide: Lesson Plan for Employers (OSHA 3666). You can download that OSHA publication using the link we just provided and there’s also a link to the fall prevention training guide inside this checklist as well.

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Client Testimonial Video: Ring Power & Amanda Anders

We’ve recently enjoyed working with Ring Power, a Caterpillar dealer and the largest provider of construction equipment, generators, air compressors, cranes, and forklifts in the Southeastern US, and with Amanda Anders and others of Ring Power as they implemented our learning management system, online job training courses, and more to help supercharge their employee learning and development program.

See what Amanda has to say about working with us in the video below. You can also check out more in our Client Testimonial video clip and our Client Testimonial web page.

Contact us for more information.

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Client Testimonial Video: Custom Truck One Source & Don Pratt

We¬†have been excited to get the chance to work together with Custom Truck One Source (and Don Pratt) to improve their employee training and learning and development programs. And we’re glad it’s going so well! ūüôā

See what a customer has to say about working with us in the video below. You can also check out more in our Client Testimonial video clip and our Client Testimonial web page.

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State of the Training Industry: Our Customers Tell Us What’s on Their Minds

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Since Vector Solutions acquired Convergence Training last year, and we partnered up with our new sister company RedVector, we’ve each been borrowing things from one another to create a better experience for our customers.

One of the things that RedVector has been doing for a while, and that we at Convergence appreciated, was taking an annual survey of their customers that they called The State of the Training Industry. We like this idea because it gives us a great chance to see what our customers are doing and how we might be able to help them. And we also like it because it gives our customers a chance to learn from one another.

So below is a quick infographic drawn from the State of the Training Industry survey that we pulled together with questions asked of customers of both Convergence Training and RedVector. Feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments section below.

For an even deeper-dive into this, you can download the State of Industrial Training 2019 white paper RedVector prepared.

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Workplace Safety Champions: As Nominated by Their Coworkers

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In recent years, our partners at RedVector have asked their customers to nominate a safety professional at their organization for consideration in a “Safety Champions” contest.

We here at Convergence Training liked the idea so much when we learned of it that we joined in this year.

We’ve now collected nominations of many different safety professionals from our customers. All of these safety professionals did great work this past year and although we’ve picked a smaller number of winners (more on that later), we wanted to raise our hats to every safety professional and let you all see the kinds of nice things that people say about the safety professionals they work with.

The list below includes safety professionals for organizations who are customers or Convergence Training, RedVector, or both. We’re identifying the safety professionals with first name and last initial, and we’ve removed any mention of company names.

We want to emphasize that everyone mentioned below, and in fact everyone working in safety in general, is a safety champion not just this year but every year.

NOTE: In addition to this list of nominations, check out the list of winners in our 2019 Safety Champs event and learn about the special event at Tamp Bay Lighting hockey game Convergence Training and RedVector treated them to to honor their great work in safety. 

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ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 Standard Update: Draft Passed

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Regular readers may know four things things:

  1. ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 is the US national standard for Environment, Health, and Safety Training
  2. ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 is the work-in-progress version of the same for ONLINE Environment, Health, and Safety training
  3. Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training has been participating in the creation of Z490.2
  4. Jeff writes periodic updates of the Z490.2 process and progress right here at this blog

This is one of those Z490.2 progress updates, and it’s a somewhat-exciting one at that. Read on to learn more.

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Oregon GOSH Conference: Catch Us Exhibiting and Presenting Soon

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The good people at Oregon OSHA put together the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference every other year, and we’re coming up on another GOSH on March 4-7, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.

Your friends at Convergence Training | RedVector will be there at GOSH and looking forward to touching base with you.

Regional Sales Manager Darin Dixon will be staffing BOOTH 229, where he’ll be demonstrating the EHS solutions Convergence offers, answering questions, and even running a raffle for a free Yeti cooler. For more information on the kinds of safety solutions Darin will be demonstrating, see the short video clips below in this article.

In addition, Senior Learning & Development Specialist Jeff Dalto will be presenting two times. The first presentation will be an Effective Safety Training workshop on Monday from 1-4 pm. The second presentation will cover issues related to Safety and the Learning Organization. To get some ideas of what Jeff will discuss in these two presentations, check out our free recorded webinars on Effective Safety Training and Safety and the Learning Organization.

Look forward to seeing you there! Let us know if you have any questions. Otherwise, read on to learn more about the safety products Darin will be demonstrating and to download a free online safety training buyer’s guide checklist.

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