A closer look at e-learning

Expert advice on why technology-based training works
Call it what you will — online training, distance learning, web-based training or e-learning — but the practice of training employees via technology-based methods such as the Internet, intranet, CD-ROM and more has continued to grow in popularity as more and more workplaces discover the value that this type of training has to offer.

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“Reality traps” can doom teams

5 essentials to avoid failure
Chances are that you have a safety team — or likely many safety teams — within your organization.

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Fight Fire with… training

Put gas monitors in the hands of well prepared workers
Picture the scene: thousands of years ago, somewhere in the world, there were young people huddled around their elders in an effort to learn how to make fire. 

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Competition in the classroom

Maximize retention and recall of training material
How many times have you been sitting in the back of the room in a classroom training seminar, checking your Blackberry under the table, praying for it to be over before you fall asleep?

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NIOSH offering guide to two-way radio use in mine emergencies

Radio misuse caused tragic miscommunication in Sago Mine disaster

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is making available an Instructor's Guide as part of a program to train miners in the use of two-way radio communication in the mines.

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ASSE focuses on increasing number of Latino safety professionals

More Latinos in the occupational safety profession will mean fewer workplace injuries and fatalities among Latino workers.

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How to control noise on construction sites

Controlling construction noise can pose special problems for contractors. Unlike general industry, construction activities are not always stationary and in one location.

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Small businesses exposed to racial, sexual harassment lawsuits

The number one concern of small business HR Departments (small businesses typically employing 10-500 workers) is exposure to workplace litigation risks not being addressed.

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Comments on replacing an aging EHS profession

I would echo that in the next 5-10 years we will lose a very large portion of our experienced professionals. The numbers in my company reflect the same. We could lose 70% of our SHE pros in 7 years. Universities are not able to attract quality students to SHE programs.

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Many fire departments in U.S. lack safety essentials, according to NFPA

Firefighters in many fire departments across the U.S. lack basic health and safety protections, adding unnecessary risks to an already risky occupation, according to an assessment released last week by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. 



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