When it comes to developing a high-impact learning culture, it's important to understand that a leader’s role is imperative to its success. That's why we thought we'd share with you this great article on how hands-on advocacy can help create opportunities for your learners and the importance of leadership involvement.
This week on the Vubiz blog we thought we’d not only offer you the chance to download the ‘The Science of Workplace Instruction: Learning and Development Applied to Work’ paper, but also a great review of the piece by recognized scholar Clark Quinn.
With so many people still working from home, informal learning should be a factor you consider for your business and employees. That’s why we thought we’d share with you this fantastic article from Training Industry.
Though it’s taken some time for some people to adjust, many people have started to see that learning from home does have some benefits. But if you dig under the surface, you’ll also actually find some lesser known benefits to remote learning.
Due to the scale of the Coronavirus outbreak, the increase in online learning has grown exponentially. That’s why we thought we’d share with you this interesting article on how online learning has risen to the COVID-19 challenge.
Falls from heights are the main cause of injuries and deaths in construction. Most people who work in construction spend at least part of their time working at heights. Did you know that if you are working more than six feet off the ground, you need fall protection? In general industry, it’s four feet! Year after year, fall protection violations are #1 on the list of OSHA’s “Top 10” standards violations.
Do you have chemicals in your workplace? Even if you’re in an office or retail environment, you probably do. Do you know what chemicals in your workplace could hurt you or your workers? Do you understand your responsibilities for chemical safety under the Hazard Communication Standard, HazCom 2012?
In construction, falls are the leading cause of injury and death. Did you know that if you are working in construction, and are working more than six feet above the ground or a lower level, OSHA standards require some kind of fall protection. Fall protection falls into two categories: • fall prevention – as the name implies, these are systems to keep workers from falling. Scaffolding is a fall prevention system. • fall arrest – in situations where you can’t be sure to prevent worker falls, these systems make sure that if a worker falls, they won’t fall far or be injured or killed. Employers at workplaces with fall hazards are required to have a fall protection plan in place.
Use LOTO so safety isn’t a “lotto”. If you need to repair or service a piece of equipment, you need to make sure that it won’t start up or move unexpectedly. Don’t just turn it off. Someone might turn it back on while you’re working on it. You could be injured - or worse. Lock out and tag out (LOTO) equipment before you or anyone else repairs or services equipment or machinery.
Take a deep breath. Feel that air in your lungs. Now imagine doing that in a toxic environment. That would be crazy, right? Right! You could get sick or even die. That’s why workers need respiratory protection when their work environment exposes them to toxic substances such as chemical fumes and vapours. What if you couldn’t catch that breath because you caught COVID-19 at work? A different type of respiratory protection can help prevent this from happening.
Did you know that over 18% of workers in the US use ladders in their work? Even if you don’t use one at work, you’ve probably used one at home. You may have heard the expression, “it’s as easy as falling off a ladder”. Unfortunately, lots of people do it – fall off, that is. Each year in the U.S., more than 500,000 people are treated and about 300 people die from ladder-related injuries.
Forklifts or powered industrial trucks are widely used in warehouses, manufacturing plants, construction sites, freight terminals and many other locations to move, raise, lower, or remove large and small objects. They are heavy vehicles, often carrying heavy loads and operating in enclosed spaces. They are invaluable tools but present a number of safety hazards.
Injuries are all too common from the use and care of machines such as saws, presses, conveyors, and bending, rolling or shaping machines, as well as from powered and non-powered hand tools. If machines and tools are not properly guarded, injuries such as crushed limbs, severed fingers, lacerations and abrasions can result.
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what if you couldn’t see the beauty around you anymore? Sometimes we lose our sense of sight for reasons we can’t prevent, but why take a chance on losing your sight in the workplace? Sadly, a lot of people do. Each year, tens of thousands of people are blinded and hundreds of thousands receive eye injuries in the workplace. The vast majority of those injuries could be prevented by the use of proper protective eyewear.
The future of eLearning and schooling as a whole has changed. The world of education has shifted faster this year than ever before, which means it’s time to reimagine eLearning for the post-Covid future.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It is now a pandemic, with reported cases in over 100 countries.
With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) going into effect in January 2020, businesses are asking what it takes to be compliant and what employee training is needed to get there. The CCPA bill is designed to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for California residents. Since many companies in California already had to comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation last year, some businesses are better prepared than others. Are you one of them?
Does your company have anything to do with the transportation of hazardous materials? Whether you work in a warehouse and prepare or receive shipments, or whether you actually transport the materials by road, rail, water or air, you are considered to be a “hazmat employee”, and need appropriate training. We can help.
Earthquakes can happen at any time of the year and occur without warning. Larger earthquakes may cause deaths, injuries, extensive property damage and disruption of public services. This course will help you learn to prepare for earthquakes, as well as how to stay safe when and after an earthquake occurs, by giving you and your employees free access to our “Earthquake Preparedness” course.
Active shooter situations in workplaces are a tragic reality today. With advance planning and preparation, you can reduce the likelihood of such a situation occurring and mitigate the harm if an incident does occur. We would like to help by giving you and your employees access to our “How to Respond to an Active Shooter” course for free.