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May Roundup: Best of Blogs

Let’s face it: It’s easy to miss things when you’re busy working, driving the kids around to school and practices, and catching up with family and friends over the weekend. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the top May blogs from the Vector Solutions team so that you can catch up on the latest news, including the launch of new safety training courses for students and updated wildland fire safety training courses for firefighters. 

So take a break from your daily chaos and enjoy the very best May highlights from Vector Solutions.

Vector Solutions: The Rise of Video in eLearning

“The global workforce already gets information outside of work in little chunks and snippets as we watch videos, access Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, shop retailers, and check our emails several times a day. Everything comes into our brains very quickly and in small chunks.

“If this is how people consume content outside of work, then we need to reach learners in a way that is most comfortable and natural for them – with short snippets of information, available through apps and mobile devices, that are ready and accessible when the user is ready and available.”

Read more to find out how the rise of video is transforming eLearning.

RedVector: National Safety Stand-Down: Free Fall Protection Resources

For this year’s National Safety Stand-Down, RedVector offered educational resources to help aid in fall prevention and protection efforts, including:

  • A Fall Prevention Toolbox Talk Checklist
  • Tips from OSHA’s Fall Prevention Training Guide
  • An interview with Abby Ferri, ASSP member, on issues for women in occupational safety

Read more to access helpful safety information from these educational resources.

SafeSchools: Announcing the Launch of SafeSchools Safety Training Courses for Students for the 2019-20 School Year 

“As the leading provider of online compliance training for school employees, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new SafeSchools Training safety courses for students! Our powerful, new web-based courses cover the essential safety topics you need to educate your students on to keep them safe and to positively impact your school culture, including:”

  • Bullying & Cyberbullying
  • Youth Suicide Prevention
  • Alcohol & Drug Prevention
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Digital Citizenship

Read more about the new age-appropriate courses available for students in the coming school year.

TargetSolutions: RT-130 Wildland Fire Safety Training Refreshed for 2019

“Recent trends in wildfires have been nothing short of devastating. Record-setting fires in 2017 and 2018 ravaged northern and southern California with roughly 8.8 and 10 million acres burned, respectively. As the 2019 wildland fire season approaches, effective RT-130 training and prevention tactics are key in preparing firefighters for the threats to come.

“TargetSolutions’ premium RT-130 Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher series is updated annually with the latest statistics, strategies and case studies from previous wildfires to help fire departments train for the upcoming season. The 2019 refresher series offers both the full-length and condensed microlearning versions (four, two-hour modules or four, 30-minute modules) with engaging videos, storytelling and an on-screen instructor.”

Read more about how these updated courses are helping prepare firefighters for the coming wildfire season.

Convergence Training: The “Safety Mythologist” Discusses 10 Common Safety Myths: A Discussion With Carsten Busch

“Every field has its sets of established truths. But if you consider some of these so-called ‘truths’ a little critically, you sometimes find out they’re not true at all. It’s like the professional version of an urban myth. They’re in the air around us; we read about them and we heard smart people saying they’re truth; we never stop to question if they really ARE true; and ultimately, we end up believing in them ourselves.

“In the learning and development field, a classic myth is that you can get better training results by designing training to match your learner’s so-called learning styles.

“In occupational safety, there may be some myths out there too. And that’s why we had the conversation below with ‘safety mythologist’ Carsten Busch. Put on your critical-thinking cap and your skeptical socks and give it a listen (or a read).”