Fall Prevention and Protection Training Resources (1926.501)

fall prevention and protection Fall Prevention and Protection Training Resources (1926.501)OSHA puts out a list of the ten most commonly cited standard violations every year. Many of the same standards appear on the list again and again. So we’re pulling together some things to help you train your workers about each. Below, we’ve got a list of fall protection training resources for you.

Need help with fall protection training or other safety training needs? Contact us and we’ll help out.
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Hazard Communication Training Resources (1910.1200)

hazard communication Hazard Communication Training Resources (1910.1200)OSHA puts out a list of the ten most cited violations every year. Many of the same standards appear on the list again and again. So we’re pulling together some things to help you train your workers about each. Below, we’ve got a list of hazard communication training resources for you.

Need help with hazard communication training or other safety training needs? Contact us and we’ll help out.

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Scaffolding Training Resources (1926.451)

scaffolding Scaffolding Training Resources (1926.451)OSHA puts out a list of the top ten most cited violations every year. Many of the same standards appear on the list again and again. So we’re pulling together some things to help you train your workers about each. Below, we’ve got a list of scaffolding training resources for you.

Need help with scaffolding training or other safety training needs? Contact us and we’ll help out.

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OSHA Top Ten Violations for 2014

OSHA top ten 2014 OSHA Top Ten Violations for 2014OSHA just released its list of the top ten most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.

The 2014 list includes all the same all the same standards as last year’s list, and the four standards at the top of the list appear in the same order that they did last year, too.

The biggest “riser” was lockout/tagout (1910.147), which checked in at #8 last year but jumped up to #5 this year.

We’ve got the full list for you below. For each common violation, we’ve given a link to the regulation, a link to our related e-learning course(s), and a link to a special page of informational resources and training freebies for you. Check ‘em all out.

Need help with your safety training? Check out our library of e-learning courses on safety and other topics, and don’t forget to check out our learning management systems (LMSs) for delivering and tracking those courses. Or, contact us now for a demo.

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Book Review: “Developing Technical Training” by Dr. Ruth Colvin Clark

book review blogpost Book Review: Developing Technical Training by Dr. Ruth Colvin ClarkWe help a lot of our customers develop technical training for their workers–primarily for jobs in manufacturing and industry.

And in addition, we also lead a lot of technical training to teach customers to use one or more of our learning management systems.

And so we wanted to check out this book by the very well-known and highly credible Dr. Ruth Colvin Clark: Developing Technical Training: A Structured Approach for Developing Classroom and Computer-Based Instructional Materials.”

We like her books for many reasons, but two of the most important are that they tend to be comprehensive and they are backed with research to determine if training techniques are effective or not.

We recommend you read this book if you’re interested in developing some technical training materials. But, if you’d like to get an idea of what the book’s about, we’ve written an overview below.

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New OSHA Reporting Requirements for Fatalities, Severe Injuries, and Illnesses

osha may29 New OSHA Reporting Requirements for Fatalities, Severe Injuries, and IllnessesOn September 11, 2014, we got news of some new OSHA reporting requirements that will go into effect on January 1, 2015.

Those changes will require employers to notify OSHA when:

  • A worker is killed on the job (notification must occur within eight hours)
  • A worker suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye (notification must occur within 24 hours)

All employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act, even those who are exempt from maintaining injury and illness records, are required to comply with these new fatlity and severe injury and illness reporting requirements.

The rule also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements. According to OSHA:

“The previous list of exempt industries was based on the old Standard Industrial Classification system and the new rule uses the North American Industry Classification System to classify establishments by industry.” (Source)

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Create Your Own Safety Training With Articulate Studio

articulate Create Your Own Safety Training With Articulate StudioFor many companies with safety training needs, off-the-shelf e-learning courses like the ones we make here at Convergence Training are a great option. They provide affordable access to quality training on common safety topics. However, every work environment is different, with unique health and safety hazards, and one-size-fits-all training can’t meet 100% of your EHS needs 100% of the time.

If you rely on a learning management system to help you deliver your training, it can help to have some experience creating your own e-learning courses. There are some really simple tools out there that let you create your own, complete with interactivity and quizzes, to help you fill in any gaps in your EHS training library.

In this post, we’ll show you how you can create safety training with an e-learning authoring tool called Articulate Studio. When we’re done, you will have made an e-learning course that teaches crane operators to identify crane hand signals. The course will include a simple interactive slide show and a quiz. And then you can apply the process to create safety training materials of your own on any topic you wish.

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Better Mining Safety Training for New Miners: Using Visuals to Increase Learning

better mining safety training1 Better Mining Safety Training for New Miners: Using Visuals to Increase LearningWant your newly hired miners to really remember their training? Need to train a worker to perform a new task, such as operating a dozer, and later know how to perform that task in the field? If so, this post is for you, my friend.

Getting a newly hired miner up to speed on all of the critical safety aspects of mining is a tough job. If you’re a safety manager in charge of safety training at a mine site, you already know this.

But what should you do about it? One of the smartest things you can do is to use training methods that are PROVEN to work better with learners who are new to the content area. In this case, that means new to safety issues related to working at your mine, and/or related to working a specific task at your mine site.

We’ll be writing a series of articles explaining different techniques for getting these “novice learners” up to speed in the coming weeks. In this post, we’ll look at one of the most effective: using visuals in your mining training. (more…)

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Respiratory Protection Training Resources (1910.134)

OSHA top 10 respiratory Respiratory Protection Training Resources (1910.134)OSHA puts out a list of the top 10 most cited violations every year. Many of the same standards appear on the list again and again. So we’re pulling together some things to help you train your workers about each. Below, we’ve got a list of  respiratory protection training resources for you.

Need help with respiratory training or other safety training needs? Contact us and we’ll help out.

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