Ladders Glossary (1926.1053)

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Question: Has Convergence Training created a free, downloadable, interactive ladders glossary including all of the terms and definitions in OSHA’s Ladder Standard?

Answer: You know we did! That’s it, right below. You can check it out now, bookmark it and come back later, or download a free copy to your own computer (just click the red “Download” button). Once you have a copy, you can save it to your desktop or network, put it on your Safety Home Page, email it to friends and coworkers, or even put it in your learning management system (LMS) and assign it.

A few important notes: The terms and definitions were taken directly from the text of the standard as printed on OSHA’s website in October, 2012. Convergence Training makes no claims regarding the accuracy of those definitions, or to keep this glossary up to date to match any changes OSHA makes after the date of this posting.

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Free Portable Ladder Safety Checklists

Portable Ladder Safety Checklist ImageHere’s yet another freebie for people interested in safety from your friends at Convergence Training.

At the bottom of this article is a portable ladder safety checklist that you can download for free.

The checklist is based on a portable ladders for construction checklist created by NIOSH, which is itself based on OSHA regulations. We took the information in the checklist and made some minor changes to make up for some formatting issues and make it a little easier to use.

The download is entirely free, and we hope it helps you create a safer workplace.

Happy laddering, as they say! (Or at least they should say that.)

We’ve got more free downloadable checklists on other topics here. And don’t forget to check out own online training course for ladder safety as well.

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Violence In the Workplace Course Now Available

The second of the two courses we’re releasing this week is Violence in the Workplace.

Every year in the U.S., there are an estimated 2 million reported cases of workplace violence. NIOSH defines workplace violence as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, or intimidation that occurs in the workplace. It can be instigated by criminals, customers, co-workers, or someone you have a personal relationship with. This course will raise awareness of the consequences of workplace violence and describe how to recognize warning signs so you and your coworkers can avoid these dangerous situations.

Like all our courses, Violence in the Workplace is SCORM-compliant so you can use it in a learning management system (LMS). It features engaging animation including 3D visuals and an audio narration, unscored practice questions, and a scored test at the end to assess learner comprehension. And it rocks!

Want to judge for yourself? Check the sample below. Want to get a copy for your workplace? You’ll want to click right here.

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Machine Guarding Glossary (1910.212)

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To satisfy your insatiable curiosity, we created an interactive glossary of terms from OSHA’s Machine Guarding Standard (1910.212).

That’s it, right below. You can check it out now, and/or you can bookmark this page and come back whenever you’re curious. Hope you enjoy this.

Convergence Training is a training solutions provider. We make off-the-shelf EHS e-learning courses, several learning management systems (LMSs), custom training solutions, and more. Contact us to see full-length previews, set up a demo, or just ask a few questions.

And feel free to download this free Guide to Effective EHS Training, too.

And hey, since you’re here, why not download this free Guide to Effective EHS Training?

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5S Methodology Course Now Available

Our busy production department has readied two new courses that are now available. The first is 5S Methodologies.

Is your workplace a mess? Tired of spending hours searching for the right tool? Our new 5S Methodologies course will teach you about the 5S methodology, which focuses on organizing and standardizing the workplace to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Its five principles–sorting, straightening, sweeping, standardizing and sustaining–will make you and your co-workers better prepared to accomplish all of your tasks while being safer and more efficient in the process.

Like all our courses, 5S Methodologies is SCORM-compliant so you can use it in a learning management system (LMS). It features engaging animation including 3D visuals and an audio narration, unscored practice questions, and a scored test at the end to assess learner comprehension. And like our other training courses, you’re going to like it!

Want to take a peek? Check the sample immediately below. Want to get a copy? Right this way.

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Powered Industrial Trucks Interactive Glossary (1910.178)

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Every year, OSHA creates a list of the ten most commonly cited standard violations. Here’s the most recent list–OSHA’s Top Ten for 2015.

Because the same standards typically appear year after year, we make a lot of resources available to our readers for each of those standards. That includes free downloadable safety word games, blog posts chock full of informational and training resources, and interactive glossaries about the terms defined in the standard.

And that’s what we’ve got for you in this article–an interactive glossary of terms defined in OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) standard, 1910.178.

Just click the MORE button below to check it out.

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Essential Steps on the Way to Teaching Something: Robert Gagne’s “Nine Events of Instruction”

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Have you heard the Miles Davis song “Seven Steps to Heaven?”

Well, this post isn’t about that song. Although it’s a great tune, to be sure. You’ve got to love that bass playing by Ron Carter and you can tell that this band was on its way to being Miles’ next great quintet.

Why mention the song, then? To make a comparison between the song title and the real topic of this post, of course. The title of Davis’ tune alludes to two things. The first is a sequential, orderly process—the seven steps. And the second is the desired end place—heaven.

There’s something similar in instruction (or training), too. It’s called the Nine Events of Instruction, and it’s based on a theory by instructional designer Robert Gagne.

Just like the Davis song title, Gagne’s theory also suggests a sequential, orderly process–the nine steps. And it leads to a desired end place–effective instruction/training. If you’re in the world of instructional design, training, or human performance improvement, effective training is the desired end place you’re interested in. So we don’t have to tell you why you’d want to know what those nine events are.

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Powered Industrial Truck Checklists for Safety and Operations

PIT checklists imageHere are some powered industrial truck checklists you can download for free–nice! (We’ve got more free downloadable checklists on other topics here.)

We’ve got two series of checklists for you. And each series includes two actual checklists.

There’s one series for PITs with internal combustion engines (gas, LPG, and diesel), and there’s another series for electric-powered PITs.

So all told, you’ll get a single ZIP folder with four checklists–two for electric PITs, and two for internal combustion PITs. Just scroll your way to the bottom of this article and look for the black download button.

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Lockout/Tagout Glossary (Control of Hazardous Energy 1910.147)

OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard (Control of Hazardous Energy, 1910.147) consistently appears on OSHA’s list of the 10 most commonly cited violations.

As a result, we’ve created this interactive glossary of terms defined in the standard to help you brush up on some of the key concepts.

In addition to this post, we’ve pulled together a second post with a bunch of materials related to lockout/tagout.

Enjoy this one and then move on to the next if you’re interested.

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OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations of 2012

Patrick Kapust, the Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, recently presented OSHA’s list of the 10 most frequently cited violations for 2012.

The list is immediately below. There are two links for each standard in the list. The first link will lead to you the standard itself on OSHA’s website. The second link will lead to a separate webpage created by Convergence Training that includes helpful information, useful links, and a free, downloadable, interactive glossary of all the terms that OSHA described in that regulation.

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