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Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Training Course Educates Personnel on How to Reduce Exposure to Infectious Materials

TargetSolutions’ Bloodborne Pathogens Safety training course was newly updated with engaging video-driven lessons to help personnel mitigate risks of exposure to potentially infectious materials and implement protection strategies.

Bloodborne Pathogens Safety is by far one of TargetSolutions’ most highly completed course across all industries with more than 64,000-course completions in 2017. Due to the serious threats of exposure to potentially infectious materials and popularity of this course, Bloodborne Pathogens Safety was updated with new statistics, 3D animations and instructor-led lessons.

Including more than 20 infectious agents, some of the highest concerns for current occupational settings are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). This course is highly recommended for all workplaces where personnel may encounter these risks.

This course complies with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard to reduce the health risks to workers whose duties involve exposure to blood or other hazardous materials. Additionally, Bloodborne Pathogens Safety incorporates the 2001 OSHA revisions to the standard that were made in compliance with the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

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Developing an Effective Driver Safety Training Program

Emergency vehicles and other vehicles are involved in a number of accidents. One of the best ways to prevent such accidents is to implement effective driver safety training.

Emergency vehicles are involved in an alarming number of accidents with ambulances involved in more than 4,500 collisions each year and firefighter apparatus in more than 30,000 collisions. Operators of these emergency vehicles are under extreme pressure to reach their destinations and may find it difficult to always exercise the caution they should on the road. One of the best ways to prevent such accidents is to implement effective driver safety training.

Prevent Accidents with Driver Safety Training Online

TargetSolutions, a leader in creating cutting-edge training tools, has a wide range of courses for its Fleet Program. One category of courses that’s recently been updated is devoted to improving driver safety. These courses give drivers the latest and most important skills and knowledge to perform their duties in the safest possible manner.

  • Emergency Vehicle Operations – This course covers the fundamentals of safely operating vehicles using the latest research and statistics. Video training gives students clear demonstrations of the safest techniques and shows them how to deal with common challenges when driving emergency vehicles.
  • Distracted Driving – Driving while distracted is a major cause of accidents for emergency service vehicle operators as well as the general public. This course educates students on the dangers of distracted driving and provides guidelines on staying alert.
  • Inspection and Maintenance – It’s essential for emergency service vehicles to be properly maintained. If parts are worn or broken it creates unsafe conditions. This driver training course will help operators keep their vehicles in top condition.
  • Legal Considerations – This course covers the legal issues relevant to operators of emergency service vehicles, including local, state and federal regulations. Knowing laws and regulations are another important component of driver safety as it helps operators make better decisionsworkplace driver safety program and understand the implications of violating regulations.

TargetSolutions uses the most effective learning strategies to help emergency vehicle operators upgrade their safety skills. Courses are taught by expert instructors in video-driven formats. This allows students to absorb the content quickly and get a realistic view of the types of situations they are likely to encounter on the road. Using real-world examples and captivating multimedia, the lessons are entertaining as well as educational.

Help to Make the Holiday Season Safer

With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to prepare drivers for a safe season. Educating operators on safety is important all year, of course, but the holidays present some special challenges. Colder temperatures can mean dangerous road conditions in many areas. people may overindulge at parties and get on the road, or individuals may be driving recklessly while doing their holiday shopping.

Prepare operators by providing them with the latest and most complete driver safety training. To learn more about our courses, contact TargetSolutions.

Contribute to Organizations’ Training and Development as a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert


Become a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert to contribute to TargetSolutions’ comprehensive online training course library with your knowledge and real-world experience.

Are you passionate about training? Share your professional knowledge and experience as a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert (SME) to help agencies across the country improve their training. As an SME, your expertise is crucial in developing practical training courses with real-world applications of hot-topic lessons.

Contribute to essential course topics that impact hundreds of thousands of agencies and help make sure individuals can successfully uphold standards, follow procedures and prioritize safety. Some of the previous courses written by subject matter experts include:

Learn more about TargetSolutions’ comprehensive online training catalog, how to become an SME, and the contributions you can make to the world of training and development:

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City of Reno Utilizes TargetSolutions to Track License and Credential Renewals

The City of Reno has utilized TargetSolutions since 2014 to streamline training management and oversee employee compliance.

Home to more than 235,000 residents, the City of Reno, Nev., has relied on TargetSolutions’ online training management system since 2014. TargetSolutions’ powerful record tracking tools and convenient LMS allows the City of Reno to ensure compliance across its city departments and streamline employees’ training.

Lynn Adgett, Program Administrator for the City of Reno, has been with the city since it implemented TargetSolutions and praises the platform’s flexibility to deliver, document and report training for all employees.

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Top 7 Workplace Safety Hazards and How to Avoid Them

June is National Safety Month, so TargetSolutions has put together some of the most common workplace safety concerns and prevention methods.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that in 2016, an average of 14 workers were killed while on the job each day. Many more were seriously injured. While no one wants to see their employees get injured, it can also cost agencies money and penalties.

Most workplace accidents and injuries are preventable if you follow some sensible precautions and conform to OSHA compliance training standards. Here are some of the most common workplace safety concerns of which you should always be aware.

7 Most Common Workplace Safety Concerns

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TargetSolutions Updates Sexual Harassment Training to Comply with California’s Senate Bill 396

Sexual harassment not only causes a hostile work environment, but the United States Department of Labor estimates it costs organizations around $1 billion in damages each year.

In 2017, the state of California passed a new Senate Bill (SB 396), which requires organizations with 50 or more employees to provide training on harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. This new law is an addition to AB 1825 that requires mandatory sexual harassment training for supervisors who work for companies with at least 50 employees.

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