Almost every training vendor at the Safety 2016 expo in Atlanta is promoting some form of online training and education. "eLearning" signs and banners are ubiquitous, as though online is the only way to train employees.
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. introduces Hot Work: Safety Operations Training
June 15, 2016
Because hot work in any company can mean high-risk work, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., the leader in safety and compliance, introduces a new training program to safeguard employees and property from the inherent dangers.
According to OSHA, 2.3 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica on the job in 676,000 construction, general industry, and maritime workplaces. To better protect these workers, OSHA has finalized two new crystalline silica standards: one for general industry and maritime (1910.1053), and one for construction (1926.1153), both effective June 23, 2016.
A training program will help approximately 35,000 first responders and workers whose jobs may expose them to infectious diseases protect themselves while also minimizing the spread of disease to others. The three-year, $9 million program is being launched by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies.
We’ve all been there: a safety training course where the instructor reads from the PowerPoint® slides word for word – attempting to jazz things up with a laser pointer – while the audience struggles to keep their eyes open by sneaking looks at their phones or doodling.