HSI October Newsletter
Your monthly digest of resources & news for you and your business, with something for everyone.
New Course: Road Rage
Unless you're Mother Teresa, you have experienced road rage...or at least witnessed it. This new course covers actions you can take to keep yourself from becoming involved in a road rage situation and how to respond.
- Recognize what road rage is and who is affected by it, as well as the factors that contribute to road rage.
- Recognize the importance of using proper driving techniques, the behaviors that most anger other drivers, and what you can do to avoid those behaviors.
- Recall what to do when a driver is acting aggressively, how to safely get away from an angry driver, and how to get help in a road rage situation.
You can test drive the course by clicking below.
Product Updates & News
Utility Relay Technician Program
Utility relay technicians are the backbone of a reliable utility. Unfortunately, finding and keeping relay techs is one of the biggest challenges. Our Relay Technician Training Program is designed to address these challenges.
This program focuses on the fundamentals and provides progressive training to give your techs a defined career path, with a structured, fundamental curriculum. As your employees progress, they will be met with increasingly advanced training, including simulation.
New OSHA Announcement: Enforcement initiative on heat-related hazards
On September 20, OSHA announced an enforcement initiative on heat-related hazards. This involves the development of a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on heat inspections. An NEP is a temporary program that focuses the agency’s resources on particular hazards and high-hazard industries. Inspections, as well as injury and illness data, provide the necessary information to develop NEPs.
In addition to the enforcement initiative and the NEP, the agency is working to establish a workplace heat standard. Many of the details have yet to be revealed, but it’s never too early to start preparing for the changes.
Click below for content related to heat illness and hazards.
- Safety Training Course: Heat Stress
- Blog Post: Responding to Heat Illnesses
- Blog Post: Protecting yourself from Heat Illness when Outside
New Course Series: Working with Different Generations
This series addresses how to work across generations to create a positive and collaborative work environment.
- Introduction to the Working Generations
- Working with Baby Boomers
- Working with Gen X
- Working with Millennials
- Working with Gen Z
- Working Together Across Generations
New Course: Fire Safety for Residence Halls
In this course, you will learn about your responsibilities related to fire safety – including actions you can take to prevent fires in your living space. Additionally, you will learn actions you can take in the event of a fire, how to safely evacuate in a fire emergency, and what to do if you are trapped inside during a fire.
- Recognize common sources of ignition and methods you can use to prevent fires from occurring in your living place.
- Identify fire protection devices, how they protect students and facilities, and the information on how to safely evacuate in a fire emergency.
- Explain the actions you should take in the event of a fire emergency.
White Paper: The Costs of Not Training Employees
Effective employee training has a clear return on investment (ROI), but that information often fails to reach executives.
This free download outlines how it may be more useful to find the biggest losses that come from not investing in training employees, rather than focusing on ROI.
In this eBook, you will learn:
- Why finding the losses that come from not training is a better metric than ROI from training
- What topics, when neglected in training, can cost the most for your company
- What is the most costly area to neglect training?
Free Assessment: Extreme weather
Extreme weather is one of the top causes of power system outages. Depending on your location, you could deal with wildfires, extreme heat, cold weather, hurricanes, or flooding. In recent years, these events have been more frequent and more challenging – making your preparation critical.
To help you meet the increasing weather challenges, we have developed an Extreme Weather Assessment which includes:
- Assessment of current processes, procedures, and training in regard to current standards
- Comparison of current processes, procedures, and training to known best practices
- A forward-looking view of how you can leverage what you have in place to comply with upcoming standard revisions