Posts from July 2011

Heavy Equipment Safety

July 26, 2011

Heavy Machine Operation is serious business, and if not performed correctly, it can mean lives are at stake. Be sure to follow these rules and incorporate your industrial skills training when operating or working around heavy machinery: • NEVER operate heavy machinery under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This includes over-the-counter medication, which could cause a driver to become drowsy and less alert. Be sure to read all drug information labels...

Cost of Workplace Accidents

July 20, 2011

Accidents can happen anytime in the workplace, but the first step in preventing them is to properly train your employees and ensure that refresher courses, especially those in a comprehensible, SCORM compliant e-learning format, are available to them on a regular basis. Workplace accidents are far more expensive than one would expect. While Workers’ Compensation claims cover medical costs and indemnity payments for an injured worker, there are also direct costs of...

Welding Safety 101

July 15, 2011

Welding, the industry’s most common method of joining metals, poses many serious risks if not performed with caution and proper skills training. Before welding or cutting, be sure to have thorough welding training and follow these helpful tips: • The operator and those around him should always wear protective and flame-resistant clothing, goggles, and gloves. Covering all parts of the body is recommended to protect from sparks, splatter, or radiation. • Always...

Avoiding the Dangers of an Air Compressor

July 14, 2011

Air compressors, if not properly handled, can pose serious danger. Improper use and maintenance creates risky circumstances for an air compressor to operate. Maintenance should only be performed by a trained air compressor repair technician. Follow these helpful tips below to avoid the dangers of operating an air compressor: Rupture Because of the large amount of air being pressurized into the vessel, there is a possibility of too much pressure, leading the...

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

July 7, 2011

A learning management system, or LMS, is a software package that allows training programs to be administered, documented, and tracked, as well as deliver e-learning content and resources to trainees. One of the biggest advantages to web-based LMS systems is open access to content and administration anytime and anywhere. At the most basic level, LMS systems allow for student registration, deliver e-learning materials, enable discussions and communication between students and instructor, track...

Tips for Better Employee Training

July 5, 2011

The key to your business’ success is well-trained employees. While proper and thorough training of your employees will not only provide them with the technical skills they need to succeed, it shows you are invested in them and allows for more involvement and better output. Here are some helpful tips to supplement your company’s training program: • See training as an investment rather than an expense. While some training programs may be...

What You Need to Know About SCORM

July 1, 2011

SCORM is not just the latest internet buzz word, it’s an important e-learning standard that allows companies to tailor their training program to meet the needs of individual students without the expensive price tag. The SCORM approach is self-paced and self-directed. With SCORM content and programs are sharable within a single learning platform, regardless of the system the platform uses. This is why SCORM is a powerful tool for online training. Why...