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.

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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! 🙂

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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New Article in ASSP Professional Safety Magazine: Online Safety Training & Safety Culture

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How much thought have you given to online safety training? What about to safety culture? And, how much have you thought about the way(s) online safety training can influence your organization’s safety culture.

That’s the topic of this new article in the ASSP’s Professional Safety January issue. And of course, it’s just one of many interesting and helpful articles in the publication. Be sure to check out Professional Safety to see this article but lots of other good ones as well.

Also, since this article is in part about online safety training, check out this recent article about the progress of the upcoming ASSP/ANSI Z490.2 national standard on online EHS training.

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). To get some related thoughts on similar topics from Morgan and Jeff, you might also want to check out this recorded ASSP Training & Communications Practice Specialty webinar on Safety and Organizational Learning.
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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).

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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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Benefits of Online Safety Training

Wondering if you should make the plunge with online safety training? This guide gives 10 reasons why, each based on experiences at real companies like yours.

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