Benefits of a Cloud-Based LMS

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If you’re trying to find the right learning management system (LMS) solution for your workplace, you might be wondering if you should have your LMS installed on your company’s network or if you should get a cloud-based LMS.

Or perhaps you haven’t gotten quite that far, and you didn’t know you could get a cloud-based LMS. Or maybe you’re not even sure what the cloud is or why you’d want a cloud-based LMS.

If any of this sounds familiar to you, then you’ll appreciate this article, in which we tell you what you need to know about cloud-based learning management systems (LMS).

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Safety Training for Rudolph, Santa & Friends

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If you’re 100% on top of your game when it comes to creating and delivering effective safety training to the workers at your company, then perhaps you have time to consider safety training and other job training for folks who don’t work at your company–like, perhaps, the characters in the old animated Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Because that’s what we’ve got for you here! See our training suggestions, all drawn from our library of online workforce training courses, for popular characters from the Christmas classic, including Santa, Donner and Blitzen, the Abominable Snowmonster, Herbie the elf (he’s the one who wants to be a dentist, remember?), Yukon Cornelius, and of course everyone’s favorite, Rudolph himself.

Hope you enjoy this brief bit of levity in the middle of an otherwise productive day, and we wish you and yours a happy holiday season!

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OSHA’s SHARP and VPP Programs: An Interview with Mark Hurliman of Oregon OSHA

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If you’re interested in learning more about OSHA’s Consultative programs for safety management and safety excellence, you’ve come to the right article. This is an interview with Mark Hurliman, the VPP and SHARP Program Coordinator with Oregon OSHA, and Mark’s going to explain to all of us the basics of the VPP and SHARP programs for all employers in the US (federal and state plans).

There’s a lot to learn, so let’s more waste any more of your time. We’ve got a video of the discussion below for you. Plus, if you’d like to read instead, we typed up a transcript–just click the MORE button.

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Come See Us at the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference–December 4-5, 2018

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Will you be at the upcoming OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference in Houston, Texas on December 4th and 5th?

Well so will we, partner! While you’re in Texas, mosey on over to Booth 220 and see our award-winning solutions for safety and safety training, including online environmental, health, and safety training courses, our Convergence learning management system (LMS) for safety training administration, our Incident Management System (IMS) for reporting, investigating, correcting workplace injuries and illnesses, mobile training apps, and a lot more.

We look forward to seeing you there–be sure to stop by. And read on to see some more examples of what we’ll be demonstrating at the conference.

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How to Develop an Effective Paper Manufacturing Training Program: Free Downloadable Guide

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Effective training has always been important in paper manufacturing, and that may be even more true today as a generation of older, highly skilled employees retire and new generations of smart and highly motivated workers without the same experience enter the workforce. All while economic realities call for making production increasingly efficient.

To help you optimize the training program at your paper manufacturing facility, we’ve developed this guide that explains a lot of the basics of training design, development, delivery, and evaluation in a paper manufacturing facility.

Here’s what our Paper Manufacturing Basics Training Guide covers:

  • Matching training to business goals
  • Identifying job roles, competencies, and tasks
  • Task analysis
  • Learner analysis
  • Learning objectives
  • Assessments
  • Design & development of training materials
  • Training implementation
  • Training evaluation & continuous improvement

If you really want to put your paper manufacturing training program into high gear, download this free guide plus our free guide to online paper manufacturing training.

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The Paper Manufacturer’s Guide to Online Training

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If you’re a paper manufacturer (or manufacture pulp, tissue, or corrugated), and you want to learn more about online training solutions you can implement at work, you’ve come to the right place.

That’s because we have put together a super-useful and comprehensive guide to online paper manufacturing training for you. If you’re looking to get into online training at your paper manufacturing facility, this is a great place to start doing your research.

Without giving it all away here, our papermaker’s guide to online training covers:

  • What online training is
  • How a learning management system (LMS) helps administer & manage training
  • Online courses for paper manufacturing
  • Managing training other than online training
  • Structuring your training program
  • Personalizing training assignments for job roles & individuals
  • Reporting

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Safety Training for Santa and Friends

safety-training-for-santa-and-friends-imageWith all the hustle and bustle surrounding the holiday seasons, it’s easy to forget about holiday safety.

Rushing around is a prime cause of workplace accidents, after all, as is being distracted.

With that in mind, and not a minute too soon, we’ve pulled together the following safety training suggestions for characters in made-for-TV holiday specials. You know, people like Kris Kringle, The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, Charlie Brown, and more.

Hope you enjoy this and that you have a wonderful holiday season.

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OSHA Recordkeeping & Online Reporting Submission Deadlines Approaching

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Hey, friends, we’ve got two reminders for you of upcoming OSHA deadlines, both having to do with injury & illness recordkeeping/reporting/submission.

The first is about the OSHA Forms 300 and 300A, and the second is about OSHA’s still-somewhat-new online submission system.

Read more below. And don’t forget to check out our online occupational incident tracking system for help with this kind of stuff!

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5 Reasons Mobile Apps Are Great for Incident Investigations

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Are you still tracking workplace incidents, including injuries and illnesses, by hand or with Excel? If so, we invite you to consider an online workplace incident tracking & reporting system to make your life easier.

And if you’re going to go online with your incident reporting and tracking, you really should give some consideration to getting a system that comes with compatible mobile apps for reporting and tracking incidents from smart phones, tablets, and similar mobile devices.

There are lots of benefits to mobile incident tracking apps, but we’ll spell out four huge ones for you below.

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Integrating Safety Into Organizational Learning Efforts: Recorded Webinar

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Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training recently co-presented in a webinar titled “Integrating Safety into Organization Learning Efforts” along with Assistant Professor Morgan Bliss of Central Washington University. The webinar was hosted by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Training & Communications Practice Specialty. We’d like to thank both Morgan Bliss and the ASSP for their help & contributions on this.

We’ve got a recorded version of the webinar that you can listen to for free below, and a long series of related resources for you below that, including recommended books, national standards, and links to related articles.

Happy listening!

Integrating Safety Department Nov 13 2018 from ASSP Safety on Vimeo.

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HOP, Operational Learning, and Learning Teams

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Here’s another episode from our series of thought leaders on various issues related to training, safety, safety training, organizational theory, and more.

In this one, we’re going to talk with “The HOP Coach,” Bob Edwards. Bob will tell us what Human & Organizational Performance, or HOP is, he’ll tell us about increasing operational learning and using learning teams, and he’ll share his own experiences with all this.

Before we begin, we’d like to thank Bob for taking the time and sharing his knowledge so freely. We think you’ll enjoy this one.

We’ve got the recorded video for you immediately below. Or, if you’re the type of guy or gal who’d prefer to read, we took the time to type up the transcript, so just click the MORE button in that case.


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