The month of June was the busiest month of the year for conferences, but July is another action-packed month. Highlighting the list of events is the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Conference, which is scheduled July 13-15 in Nashville, Tenn.
This conference comes on the heels of the exciting announcement that departments in the state of Tennessee can now deliver 20 hours of the required 40 hours for the Educational Incentive Program using TargetSolutions.
“This is great news for departments in Tennessee that are already using our system and for those that are considering an online firefighter training system,” said Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager Johnny Roberson. “I look forward to demonstrating our platform and answering questions at the event.
If you’re attending the show in Tennessee, or any of the upcoming conferences or user groups listed below, please stop by TargetSolutions’ booth to learn more about the industry’s leading fire department training system.
TargetSolutions’ Hazard Communication course addresses the second-most frequently cited standard following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. This engaging online safety training course features nine learning modules, a 20-question exam, and incorporates recent changes made to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard in accordance with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
Did you know more than 4,600 people were killed while on the job in 2012? That’s an average of more than 12 deaths each day. Those numbers accentuate the serious risk that exists in many workplaces, despite the fact on-the-job fatalities have actually reduced by more than 65 percent and injuries are down 67 percent since 1970, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act first went into effect.
With these alarming figures, it is clear why OSHA safety training is so critical for public entities looking to reduce exposure. TargetSolutions’ online safety training provides public entities with convenient courses to achieve compliance with training mandates.
TargetSolutions’ most popular OSHA online training courses address the most dangerous workplace citations on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards list for 2013. Titles include Fall Protection, Hazard Communication, Ladder & Scaffolding Safety, and Respiratory Protection, among others.
Here are the courses offered in TargetSolutions’ OSHA Safety Training catalog:
Advanced Construction Safety (Modules 1–4)
Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness (Modules 1–4)
Aerosol Transmissible Diseases
Back Injury Prevention
Bloodborne Pathogens Safety
Building Evacuation and Emergencies
Cal/OSHA Log 300
Combustible & Flammable Liquids
Compressed Gas Safety
Diet & Nutrition
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Fire Prevention Safety
First Responder Operations Level Refresher(Modules 1–4)
General Construction Safety
General First Aid Part 1
General First Aid Part 2
General HIPAA Awareness
General Office Ergonomics
Hand & Power Tool Safety
HAZMAT Spill Prevention & Control
Health & Wellness
Indoor Air Quality
Ladder & Scaffolding Safety
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Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal
Personal Protective Equipment
Risk Assessment Analysis
Sexual Harassment Awareness
Slips, Trips, & Falls Prevention
Trenching & Shoring
Working in Extreme Temperatures
The department consists of 44 dedicated members who work to answer approximately 500 calls each year in the communities of Lafayette Township, Chippewa Lake and Gloria Glens. As a smaller combination department, it’s important that personnel maximize their training experience to ensure optimal efficiency. Looking to improve training consistency and compliancy in a more convenient manner, the department turned to TargetSolutions in January or 2014.
Consistency: When it comes to training for emergency responders, it is vital to ensure every member receives the same pertinent information. Making certain everyone is up to date with training can be complicated and difficult. TargetSolutions’ online fire training platform helps Lafayette deliver the same training material simply and efficiently.
“The e-based form for delivering training with TargetSolutions ensures the training is consistent from me to our lead senior recruit,” said Lafayette Township Fire Department Capt. Carl West.
Convenience: By transitioning from manual training and tracking to TargetSolutions’ intuitive web-based platform, Lafayette Township has updated its training management practices, West said. With this powerful platform in place, the assignment and tracking of pre- and post-training coursework for knowledge, skills and abilities testing is simplified.
“Convenience plays a huge part with TargetSolutions,” said West. “The platform is very easy to maneuver. … We are able to streamline training through TargetSolutions’ online training platform, allowing us to make better use of valuable payroll hours.”
Compliance: TargetSolutions’ courses feature detailed lessons, post-course comprehension testing and mandatory timer requirements for EMS continuing education units. Courses are built to ensure users are properly trained on topics covered.
“You can’t cheat the system, no matter how hard you try, which is why I trust TargetSolutions’ training.”
Carl West, Captain with Lafayette Township Fire Department (Ohio)
“Every year the department is required to complete mandated training in sexual harassment, drug-free workplace, and alcohol free workplace. The department is able to put folks through the courses online and subsequently attach our own policies to it. In addition, I am able to require and e-signature to ensure accountability among individuals.”
The ability to deliver important policies through TargetSolutions has helped the department maintain compliance, while reducing in-person training sessions. In fact, Lafayette found immediate success in its first few months using the platform by achieving nearly 80 percent training compliance right away.
“This is a significant improvement over past years because we can actually quantify our compliance in one easy report,” West said. “In years past, it took a lot of manual entry and massaging to obtain the same information.”
TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 2,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ innovative technology to solve their training challenges.