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Vector Solutions Updates Complimentary COVID-19 Training Series

Vector Solutions, the parent company to TargetSolutions, has updated its video course series, which features  valuable training to help individuals protect themselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. With three new videos added to the series, five microlessons are available at no cost as videos to the public and are accessible inside the TargetSolutions training platform.

Complimentary Coronavirus Training Series

Vector Solutions leverages its expertise in eLearning and commitment to philanthropy through its Vector Cares program. Through Vector Cares, agencies can access free, high-quality training to help promote social awareness and serve as a resource for individuals who want to learn more and make their organizations and communities a better place.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Vector Solutions team developed and mass-released this COVID-19 awareness training series. Topics discuss coronavirus symptoms and treatment, how to prepare your household, stress management and procedures for disinfection. 

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Essential Training Topics to Assign During the Coronavirus

The outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted nearly every industry, governing agency, and community in North America since the beginning of 2020. Following CDC recommendations, many counties have called for mass self-quarantining and social distancing to help slow the spread of the aggressive virus.

As these are unprecedented times for everyone, it can be a challenge to adjust to this temporary lifestyle change. To help agencies adapt, TargetSolutions is highlighting courses in its online training library that are relevant across all agencies within the public sector.

Whether you’re a city manager, human resources administrator or public safety department, these online lessons can help enforce safety and productivity best practices.

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Top 20 Courses to Reduce Liability in 2020


Going into 2020, agencies are looking for solutions to help mitigate risk and reduce costly claims. This is more important now than ever as the last couple of years have been expensive for companies across the United States.

Liability concerns, such as workplace injuries, cost U.S. companies over $1 billion weekly in 2019 and if trends found by Business Insurance continue, the average total costs of risk for businesses (TCOR) is on the rise – seeing a 2.1% increase in 2018.

To help your agency limit your exposure to risk and protect employees, TargetSolutions is highlighting its top 20 courses for reducing liability in 2020.

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Flagger and Cone Safety for Work Zone Traffic Control

Flagger and Cone Safety

Construction zones near public motorized vehicle access can pose significant risk to the public and employees. Without proper protection of work areas and traffic control devices, work zones are exposed to dangerous. According to an OSHA Fact Sheet (2005), “transportation incidents and workers struck by vehicles are responsible for the highest number of fatal work injuries,” per data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Flagger and Cone Safety is an all-new course in the Water Industry and OSHA catalogs that highlights concerns for work zone traffic control and flagger safety. Using engaging videos and up-to-date information, this course teaches flagger roles and responsibilities for jobs close to traffic.

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Enhanced Courses for Workplace Safety Training and Ethics


TargetSolutions’ enhanced courses in its OSHA and HR catalog are video-based and feature up-to-date lessons on workplace safety and ethics.

A safe and ethical work environment is instrumental in ensuring productivity and the overall well-being of employees. TargetSolutions’ online Human Resources and OSHA training course library provides agencies with comprehensive topics for creating and maintaining a positive workplace.

Four courses from these catalogs were recently updated with revamped content and more engaging interactions for your agency’s training. Enhanced courses in TargetSolutions’ course library include: Drug-Free Workplace, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Violence and Ethics in the Workplace (coming soon).

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TargetSolutions Adds New Workplace Bullying Course to Training Library


New Workplace Bullying and other updated courses in TargetSolutions’ online catalogs help improve workplace safety and productivity.

To improve workplace safety and productivity, TargetSolutions has created an all-new course and updated two other courses in its online training catalogs. General HIPAA Awareness, Aerosol Transmissible Diseases and the all-new course, Workplace Bullying, educate personnel on best practices for maintaining a safe workplace and include industry standards to ensure compliance.

Each of these courses are video-based and include an onscreen instructor to guide individuals through important lessons. As they go through the lessons in these courses, individuals are also quizzed to check for comprehension and improve retention. More information on the new workplace bullying prevention training and other recently updated courses can be found below:

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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

One of the best ways to prevent emergency vehicle accidents and other vehicle incidents 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.

Become a Subject Matter Expert and Help Create Training Content


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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