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.

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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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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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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Vector Solutions Monthly Blog Round Up: May, 2019

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Last month, our parent company Vector Solutions began publishing a monthly blog article that compiled one interesting blog article from different Vector Solutions  brands, including your friends here at Convergence Training.

This month’s round-up includes:

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

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

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Customer Testimonial: Don Pratt of Custom Truck One Source

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Don Pratt and all the other good folks at Custom Truck One Source have been customers of Convergence Training for quite some time now and it’s always been a great experience for us.

We’re pleased that Don enjoys working with us as well, as demonstrated in the client testimonial video Don recorded at the Vector Solutions 2019 Client Summit this year (thanks for the nice words, Don!).

Check out more in our Client Testimonial video clip and our Client Testimonial web page.

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Customer Testimonial: Chip Handley of Ring Power

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One of our favorite customers to work with is Chip Handley of Ring Power, a Florida Caterpillar dealer. Here’s Chip in a video at our recent 2019 Vector Solutions Client Summit talking about his experiences working with Convergence Training.

We look forward to continued projects with Chip and everyone at Ring Power and wish them a great year.

Check out more in our Client Testimonial video clip and our Client Testimonial web page.

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Convergence Training and RedVector to Launch New Virtual Reality Ladder Safety Training at ASSP’s Safety 2019

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Convergence Training and RedVector will be launching their newly created Virtual Reality (VR) Ladder Safety Training app at next week’s ASSP Safety 2019 conference in New Orleans. Stop by booth 1047 to put the goggles on and check out the app, and while you’re there check out all of our award-winning solutions for safety and safety training.

Want to see or learn more?

And before you leave, why not download our free OSHA GENERAL INDUSTRY PORTABLE LADDER COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST? 

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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. 🙂

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:

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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