Don’t forget by December 1st all employees must be trained on the GHS updates to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. OSHA provides an easy-to-understand table outlining the effective dates for phasing in the new requirements of the Globally Harmonized System.
Mastery has a selection of Hazard Communication courses updated for GHS available to help you meet your training requirements.
If your employees have already been trained in Hazard Communication and only need to learn about the GHS updates, Understanding GHS HazCom – Version 1A, provides the supplemental training.
New employees will need a general Hazard Communication course, and whether or not your facility has completely transitioned over to GHS labels and SDSs will determine which course you need. For example, Understanding GHS HazCom Version 1B, covers Hazard Communication with information on both old and new labels and SDSs. Understanding GHS HazCom Version 2 covers Hazard Communication and GHS, for facilities who have fully transitioned to GHS-compliant materials.
Browse through Mastery’s course catalog to find the GHS HazCom training best for your workplace!
This year we have been making strides in coming up with ways to bring a little fun into the workplace. With all the time we spend in the office, it is nice to take a little break once in a while, get to know your co-workers and have some fun. We have come up with ways to take fun breaks and create fun ways to keep each other motivated.
One of our fun “breaks” was an apple bake-off held in early November. All of the contestants brought in an apple treat, and the rest of the office got to sample them and vote on their favorite. This made for a fun little activity and treat to start off an afternoon meeting.
A few of our efforts to help motivate each other around the office include our new sales gong and our Mastery Brickyard.
Our sales reps get to celebrate closing a sale by hitting a small gong in the middle of the office. It seems to spark some friendly competition, while providing a little recognition for the sales team.
Our Mastery Brickyard is a wall where we post “Employee Recognition bricks”. Each brick represents an employee recognizing a peer for something great or helpful they’ve done. Together these bricks represent how we are helping build our own amazing organization by supporting each other.
This article from Inc.com describes some more ways you can make work fun. Having “silly dress up days” and host a “decorating your cubicle/area” contests are just two of their ideas that are easy to implement and create a fun thing for co-workers to do.
Mastery offers a course on creating a fun workplace, Have Fun: Create a Positive Culture at Work, shows you how the St. Paul Saints minor league baseball team has created a fun atmosphere for both their patrons and their employees.
What do you do at your workplace to make things a little more fun?
Employers have a great responsibility when hiring at their workplace; welcoming and integrating the millions of Americans that live with disabilities. More than 50 million Americans have disabilities and want to work. Mastery recently released a training course produced by content partner, Quality Media Resources, covering this topic; “The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Revisited.”
Though the majority of Americans with disabilities want to work, most do not have jobs. Unfortunately, many of them do not have jobs because of the fears and concerns based on stereotypes employers hold; keeping qualified individuals out of the workplace when being considered for the job. These notions are where the ADA comes into play. The ADA protects people:
- with a disability
- with a history of a disability
- regarded as having a disability
- related to a person with a disability
Under the ADA, it is illegal to discriminate against a qualified employee applicant because of a disability. This training course offers advice and guidance in order to comply with the ADA and maintain a respectful work environment.
For other titles related to discrimination, harassment or HR compliance topics check out our course listing at BusinessTrainingPower.com .
Becoming a leader is an exciting honor to obtain at work. The honor of being recognized, valued, and trusted is a major motivation in productivity at work. Though, with honor come great challenges, and these challenges correlate directly with your team and the abilities you own to successfully motivate and mentor your team members.
Mastery recently released a course just for this topic, “Leadership: Would I Inspire Me?” This course gives suggestions and advice in making your team feel appreciated by you, and determined to do their best. In this course we are taught important tips on topics such as:
- Motivating by communication
- Acknowledging contributions
- Supporting your team
- Creating growth opportunities
Inspired people are more motivated and productive; and this inspiration stems from you, as their leader. In order to inspire others you must first find what is meaningful about your job and inspire yourself. Use this course to create a better environment for your team.
This month we welcomed another new content partner, Quality Media Resources, to our Training Content Network.
We also released several new Video On Demand courses, and updated another 17 to our mobile-enabled platform. If you want to know if you can play a course on your device, you can now search through our course catalog based on device.
Here are this month’s new Video On Demand courses:
These are this month’s updated Video On Demand courses:
These are this month’s new Partner courses:
Be sure to keep coming back to learn about our newest releases!
Contrary to what some believe, a leader’s job is not just to tell people what to do. As a leader it is less important to act as a dictator and more it more important to play the role of a facilitator. As a facilitator you are able to ensure the team has the information, resources, and support they need to successfully perform their job.
There are several misconceptions that may arise as you step into a supervisor or leadership role. Our two new courses, “Supervision: Would I Work for Me?” and “Leadership: Would I Follow Me?” help decipher misconceptions and deliver best practices for leading your team to success. These courses cover topics like;
- Listen before you lead
- Share information
- Don’t hide bad news
- Use mistakes as learning opportunities
You will be far more successful if you fully listen and learn about the people you work with. Don’t become a leader who is unapproachable and untrustworthy.
Find out more information, along with our full list of leadership courses at BusinessTrainingPower.com.
Cranes are used daily to make jobs easier and more efficient in a multitude of industries such as industrial, construction, and manufacturing operations. A crane’s purpose is to help get the job done, but if not used properly according to its procedures and polices, it becomes a major threat for the entire work environment.
Two new courses released this month offer crane safety training. These courses, “Overhead: Industrial Crane Safety,” and “Overhead: High-Impact Crane Safety,” depict real-life events, some of which are based off of accidents investigated by OSHA or from company records. Accidents involving cranes are extremely dangerous and can be life threatening. Each course explains steps and precautions to promote crane safety. Steps include:
- Pre-operational check-out
- Load weight and load capacity
- Sling inspection
- Sling angles
- Lifting and moving loads
- Cab-controlled cranes
These courses help workers learn safe work practices and precautions necessary to keep themselves and others around them safe. It is important to remember that viewing these programs are only a portion of crane safety training; there are other hands-on training requirements needed to qualify a learner to operate any crane or hoist.
Commit to crane safety and help maintain a safe workplace.
Good customer service is often difficult for an organization to maintain. Many workplaces forget to address that customer service isn’t only the employee’s responsibility but the supervisor’s as well.
Through the course “Customer Service: So Help Me, Supervisor Edition,” we view scenarios of customer service issues that arise in a variety of workplaces. The course covers topics for the supervisor;
- Don’t be the supervisor with an evil eye
- How to enforce policies and procedures while keeping the customer happy
- Focus on people, not numbers
- Help employees fix customer issues
- Mistakes are golden opportunities for training
The course, “Customer Service: So Help Me, Employee Edition,” also uses depictions of customer situations commonly witnessed on the job. The course offers advice on navigating through situations such as; dealing with policies, talking to customers over the phone, and handling an irate customer.
The most important aspect of customer service is to focus on the customer, listen, and make suggestions to guide both parties to be happy with the resolution. Empowering people can unleash the creative energy and enthusiasm for the job – which will influence how the customer is treated.
Closing the generation gap at the workplace can be much more beneficial than you might think. Just as there are stereotypes with every generation, the reputation that Generation Y holds seems to affect the young people categorized in it surprisingly more in the work environment.
Our recently released training course, “AWESOME: A New Generation at Work, Engaging Generation Y,” helps to deplete common issues that arise between generations at the workplace. Gen Y members want to be engaged, work in teams, receive feedback and use their creativity – they have been taught to want as well as expect a lot out of life. Sooner, rather than later, these members of Gen Y will take up most of the workforce and understanding them will make the organization a more productive and energetic place.
A recent blog post from the Human Capital Institute, “Engaging Generation Y,” discusses the many reasons why Generation Y gets a bad rap, and relates it back, mainly, to their upbringing. The post suggests these differences:
- They are the first generation to grow up with computer technology
- They have had to be very competitive
- Their parents were more hands-on
- They have been trained to be involved and contribute their ideas
- They are more educated
This post also suggests not always believing the negative opinions about Gen Y, and supplies a useful chart to help engage and recognize their needs.
As the post states, “Focus on the most important job-related engagement drivers to Gen Y in order to optimize your efforts.”
Use BusinessTrainingPower.com’s course catalog to help promote listening, compromising, and fun at your workplace, to make everyone feel more welcome.
The risk of coming in contact with hazardous materials is present in a variety of workplaces, including industries that may not seem so apparent. For instance, ordinary cleansers we come into contact with daily can be toxic, flammable or even explosive.
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and state laws exist because you have the right to know about the hazardous materials in your workplace. The goal of these standards is to make sure you have the correct information, training, and equipment you need to work safely around hazardous materials.
Under these HazCom standards, chemical hazard information is communicated to you in three ways:
- Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Container labels
- Facility’s specific Hazard Communication Program
Your facility’s Hazard Communication Program functions as a road map to handling the chemicals in your work area. The SDS offers a wealth of information on chemical products; starting with other names the chemical can go by, the company that manufactures it, and if it contains hazardous ingredients or may present a hazard itself.
Training is essential in ensuring safety in any workplace. We now supply hazard communication courses designed for an assortment of industries:
Visit Mastery.com to find the right hazard communication training for your organization.