Deloitte (2014) describes the modern learner in its infographic, “Meet the Modern Learner.” The infographic shows multiple constraints employees face when developing necessary skills. Many writers and training professionals interpret this to say that people today learn differently. Learning has evolved with the office.
It only takes a cursory examination of a welding torch to understand there are some real safety concerns with this craft. Welding is a 100-plus-year-old practice that's still a fundamental component of machine work and industry today. Proficient welders are becoming harder and harder to find, which is another excellent reason to learn the craft. It's also a handy thing to know how to do.
Award comes in addition to a 2019 Online Learning Library Top 20 Company by Training Industry Inc. win in July
October 15, 2019
KPA, a leading provider of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), HR Management, and Finance & Insurance compliance software and services, has been honored as a 2019 Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company, by Training Industry Inc., the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders.
About 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2017. That’s over 100,000,000 production days lost due to work-related injuries. Because of this, safety training is a very important part of the onboarding process for a new hire - especially for those working in an environment with many machines or hazardous materials.
Nation’s leader in safety & compliance recognizes three safety professionals for workplace safety excellence & vision
October 8, 2019
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of safety and regulatory compliance solutions, has announced the winners of the 2019 J.J. Keller Safety Professional of the Year (SPOTY) Awards. The SPOTY Awards were created in 2002 to recognize the important role of safety professionals in building safety cultures and, ultimately, ensuring employees return home safely to their families every day.
As the keynote speaker at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference, safety expert Richard Hawk presented "The Future of Safety in Manufacturing Plants: A Hawk-Eye View of What's on the Safety and Health Horizon." Hawk, who has more than 35 years of experience in the health and safety field, offered tips for how to energize on-site safety trainings at manufacturing plants and facilities.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is taking its live safety training to the next level by using two-way video projection that will enable virtual attendees to participate from their home or office. The new option – called Live Virtual Classroom – means that safety professionals can enjoy the benefits of face-to-face instruction without the travel time or expense.
Virtual participants will be able to ask the instructor questions in real time, interact with the entire class and even join the class when breaking into small groups for discussion.
The union steward had just recounted an incident where a supervisor asked one of his workers to step into standing water to work on corroded gauges near the coker. The work needed to be done immediately as it would delay ongoing maintenance on the fractionator to take on different stock feed.
According to OSHA, businesses spend almost $1 billion per week on costs related to occupational injuries and illnesses. “In today's business environment,” according to OSHA, “these costs can be the difference between operating in the black and running in the red.”