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Cold Stress – Be Prepared

NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) has an informative page on their site dedicated to the different kinds of cold stress workers can be exposed to in winter months, as well as symptoms and first aid remedies to treat those symptoms. Below is a quick fact sheet from NIOSH on this topic and […]

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When Is Fall Protection Needed?

With Fall Protection being the most often cited safety violation across work sites, it’s important to know when it is required to be used.  Below is a list of examples of when OSHA requires protection to be used, along with illustrations showing situations of use or lack thereof. Fall Protection is needed when any one […]

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Competent Person Training

The Competent Person is arguably one of the most underused safety personnel on any given job site.  Yet it is one of the most referenced responsibilities in construction regulations and many employers don’t realize that one is required on every job site.  OSHA defines a competent person as “one who is capable of identifying existing […]

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Online Training Continues to Improve

Two University of Illinois professors talk about the benefits of online learning and how studies are under way to continue improving the E-Learning experience for students. “Almost all the growth in higher education has to do with online learning.  There is now 6 million students in higher education taking at least one online course and […]

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Thinking of Skimping on Safety? Think Again.

The last few years have been tough on the economy, and especially to our small businesses.  Business owners everywhere are working with tighter budgets, and many programs or activities that don’t directly benefit the bottom line are getting cut, or at best, reduced. What to cut and what to keep?  No doubt, this is a […]

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EPA Updating Underground Storage Tank Rules

The rule is only in the proposal stage right now, but the EPA looks to be adding to it’s 1988 underground storage tank technical, financial responsibility, and state program approval regulations. From the EPAs proposal: Proposed changes include:  Adding secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping; adding operator training requirements; adding periodic […]

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Guide to Hiring a Safety Professional

The American Society of Safety Engineers has published an informative guide to hiring a safety professional.  This can be a handy resource for managers that are looking to add an employee in this field, or for applicants hoping to get a job in this field.  It includes the neccessary education, work experience, and specific certifications […]

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E-Learning Today

The Wall Street Journal recently published a very interesting article on the state of online learning in the U.S. today.  It talked primarily about e-learning and its growth among students in school grades K-12, comparing the progress of students in these online programs to their traditionally educated peers in physical classrooms. While none of our […]

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Blog Launch!

Welcome to eTraining’s blog!  We’ve just launched this new addition to our site and as such, this is our inaugural blog post.  Since our company, and this site, is dedicated to providing great online training, specifically workplace safety training, this blog will focus around that topic.  We will write about and discuss all things related […]

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