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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ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 Update: Instructional Methods and Learning Technologies

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If you’re in the know, you know that ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 is the US national standard for EHS training. If you want to learn more, check out our intro to Z490.1 and consider buying a copy of it, too (be sure to get the recent, 2016 version!).

If you’re even more in the know, you know that ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 is (1) in the works and (2) a similar standard that’s focused on ONLINE EHS training.

And if really in the know, so much that I suspect this is my mom, you know that Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training is on the sub-committee creating Z490.2 and he occasionally provides Z490.2 progress updates here after committee meetings. Hi, Mom!

This is one of those Z490.2 progress updates. Read on to learn more.

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Come See Us at the Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference

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If you’re an Oregonian and a Safety professional, we want to let you know that we’ll soon be exhibiting and presenting at the upcoming Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference in Bend, Oregon (September 18 & 19, 2018 at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes).

First, the presentation: Convergence Training’s Jeff Dalto will be giving a three-hour workshop on Effective Safety Training, during which he’ll introduce the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 standard on EHS Training, lead active discussions and hands-on exercises on four tips from Z4901. (learning objectives, blended learning, credible information and instructional design, and evaluating and continually improving training) as well as introduce some specific evidence-based training tips.

Note: This on-demand webinar covers some of the materials Jeff will talk about in his presentation.

Next, the exhibiting: When Jeff’s not exhibiting, he’ll be staffing the booth and demonstrating some of Convergence Training’s safety and safety training solutions. We’ll be showing off our:

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

Come on by and say hi and ask us any questions you’ve got on your mind–we’d be happy to meet you and try to help.

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

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Come See Us at the NSC’s Maine Safety and Health Conference, Sept 18-20, 2018

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If you’re planning on attending the 91st Annual National Safety Council Maine Safety and Health Conference at the August Civic Center in Augusta, Maine September 18-20, 2018, we’d love to see you!

Valerie Cantrell of Convergence Training | RedVector will be there waiting to meet you and to demonstrate our award-winning safety training materials, including our online safety training courses, our learning management system (LMS) for safety training administration, our new incident management system (IMS) for workplace incidents, and more.

Shoot us off a question or leave a comment below if  you’ve got special questions for us or if you’d like to set up a special meeting in advance. Otherwise, we’ll see you in Augusta!

And before you go, please feel free to download our free online safety training buyer’s guide below.

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Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist

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Convergence Training Named One of “Top 20 Safety and Health Training Companies” by TrainingIndustry.com

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We’re excited to announce that TrainingIndustry.com has named Convergence Training one of the “20 Top Safety and Health Training Companies” for 2018. Thanks so much to the folks at TI.com for that prestigious award–it makes us feel good about all the hard work we put in this year.

We’d also like to add a shout-out to the other 19 companies, and most especially to our business partners RedVector (meaning Convergence Training | RedVector won 2 of the 20 top spots, or 10%!)

If you’re not familiar with us but would like to know more, here’s SOME of what we do:

We’ve got some samples for you below.

Here’s a quick overview video that includes some highlights from our online training courses for safety and health (and other useful workforce training topics):

And this short video explains how our Convergence LMS can help simplify the management of your safety training as well as make it more efficient and effective:

We’ve even got a special version of the Convergence LMS for MSHA safety training and compliance (in particular, MSHA Part 46):

And this video explains how our Incident Management System works:

Any questions for us? Just let us know. And thanks to TrainingIndustry.com for the award. We’re honored!

And don’t leave without first downloading our free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist.

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Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist

Learn how to evaluate different online safety training solutions to find one that best fits your company’s needs with our FREE informative guide and checklist.

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Come See Us at the Alabama Governor’s Safety and Health Conference

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Are you a resident of the yellowhammer state involved in occupational safety and health? If so, we look forward to seeing you at this year’s Alabama Governor’s Safety and Health Conference in Orange Beach, Alabama (August 27-29, 2018).

We’ll be in Booth 36 showing off our:

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

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 ONLINE SAFETY TRAINING BUYER’S GUIDE CHECKLIST, too.

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Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist

Learn how to evaluate different online safety training solutions to find one that best fits your company’s needs with our FREE informative guide and checklist.

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New & Updated Courses Released: August, 2018

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We keep working hard to create more of our award-winning online training courses to help you develop a more informed, productive, efficient, and safe workforce. And today we’re excited to let you know about 2 brand-new courses on Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance and four updated courses, too.

Those two new DOT courses are additions to our new and growing DOT compliance training library. And in case you missed the earlier announcement, we’ve also recently unveiled a brand-new series of online training courses for 8-hour HazWoper Refresher Training.

Click the links above or below to learn more about the courses, including reviewing their learning objectives, watching a short simple video, and reading a list of FAQs. You can buy them in multiple formats as well, including:

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That’s our list for August. Stay tuned for the next list, 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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