EHS Training Management: Best Practices and Resources

Health and Safety Software – Best Practices

Looking for quick reference guides or tips to improve your safety management system or incident management software? Take a look at the articles and tips below.

Improving incident management and EHS training management processes

Contract Employee Safety Management
Temporary workers are an everyday reality in the modern American workplace. According to an estimate by the American Staffing Association, as reported in a Fairfield County Business Journal article in 2006, there are an estimated 2.5 million people per day employed by staffing companies in the U.S…..… READ MORE
Personal Protective Equipment Safety’s “Fall Guy”
Personal protective equipment (PPE) could be considered the ‘fall guy’ of safety management. As any safety professional knows all too well, the dogma in risk management is that PPE is the absolute last resort as a control against a given hazard or risk…..… READ MORE
The ‘C’ Word
Many managers and line managers galvanize their safety management systems by using legal compliance as their benchmark. This is easily understood – only a fool takes chances with the law and the full might thereof. No company or safety professional would wish to run afoul of OSHA or any state or local regulator….… READ MORE
The Role Of Personal Protective Equipment In Your Safety Management System
PPE has its place in safety management. According to OSHA, PPE is “designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.”…… READ MORE
Safety is Never Temporary
‘Temporary work’ or ‘temporary employment’ refers to an employment situation whereby the working arrangement for a worker is limited to a certain, usually pre-determined period of time that is based on the specific needs of the employer for a specific task or tasks…… READ MORE
Competence, the Lifesaver
‘Competence’ is a very loaded word in the safety field. It is loaded because it carries significance and imparts a sense of importance that denotes skill and understanding…… READ MORE
Reporting Ups Performance
Much is made of safety and health performance. The word ‘performance’ denotes the accomplishment of a given task or process as measured against predetermined factors such as speed, cost, accuracy, completeness, etc. ..… READ MORE
Safety Management System: The Vital Importance Of Incident Recall
The incident has occurred. The necessary reactive actions were taken. All the stipulated OSHA, state/local, systemic, corporate and other necessary documentation has been completed and submitted as needed or is in hand. Incident costing has been estimated. Even preventative actions… READ MORE
Incident Management: OSHA And The Tracking Of Workplace Incidents And Injuries
A new and very important rule will have come into effect on January 1st, 2017 for all safety professionals: it’s from none other than the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and it stipulates that employers must electronically submit injury and illness data that they already record… READ MORE
Safety Procedures: The Essentials Of Industrial Hygiene Risk
Industrial hygiene (also referred to as occupational hygiene in some other countries) is “the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities”, as according to the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). To be brutally frank, that definition… READ MORE
Incident Management: 5 Common Mistakes In Incident Reporting
Incidents are unwanted and undesired – we all know that. We also all know that recording an incident can be a mission in itself. Nor would anyone ever say that the incident reporting process is fun. It can be a complicated, laborious and even tedious process. Yet safety practitioners… READ MORE
Safety Procedures: Is That A Risk Or A Hazard?
To ask any safety professional to define a ‘hazard’ and a ‘risk’ is akin to asking a seasoned driver to differentiate between the brake and gas pedals. Duh! Cue knowing chuckles and shaking of head. Rather ask said safety professional to distinguish between strategic risk and speculative risk – at least that’s a tad trickier… READ MORE
Incident Management: Reportable Incidents To OSHA
No employer wishes to get on the bad side of the Department of Labor, and, more specifically, OSHA. That is why it is important for any safety/EHS professional to be fully aware of what incidents (or accidents) must be immediately reported, how they must be reported and all allied issues and requirements. .… READ MORE
Safety Training: How Stress Impacts Worker Safety
Every April 28th is the World Day For Safety and Health at Work. This year’s topic chosen by the International Labour Organization to commemorate this day was ‘Workplace stress: a collective challenge’.… READ MORE
Incident Management: Incidents As System Non-Conformances
Incidents are an unfortunate reality for any company. They occur all the time, at any given time. In EHS management, an incident could be said to be any unplanned or undesired event which occurs and which may cause a varying degree of damage or harm to people, plant, materials, equipment, or the environment, with either short or long term adverse effects for a company.… READ MORE
Safety Procedures: Security Management In The Workplace
Security management can be defined as the identification and, thereafter, protection of an organization’s assets and allied risks. Security management is ultimately about the protection of an organisation – all and everything in it. For this to be achieved there needs to be the development and implementation of security-focused policies and procedures that are able to protect said assets…READ MORE
Environmental Health and Safety Training Software: A New Frontier
Revamp your employee training program to better engage your employees, strengthen your compliance and risk management program, and maintain a strong safety culture. By implementing employee training software, you can take your compliance program to the next level and gain a competitive advantage… READ MORE
Top 10 Reasons to Use Environmental Health and Safety Training Software

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), each year 1.3 MILLION workers suffer nonfatal injuries that result in days away from work. Not only does a work-related injury diminish morale, but it can hurt your companies’ reputation, bottom line, stock price and future.

If that statistic wasn’t scary enough, here’s a list of the top 10 reasons your company should take advantage of Environmental Health & Safety Training software… READ MORE

EHS Training Software: Land of Opportunity

Is your company the land of opportunity for your employees? In keeping with the foundation of our great nation, are you providing your employees with all the necessary tools for a prosperous, safe and successful life?

ConvergePoint knows that a stable and safe work environment is one of the fundamental elements of every American’s road to success. We created our Environmental Health and Safety Training Software with a knowledge and understanding of its growing importance in today’s workplace… READ MORE

The Systems Guru Known As Deming
PDCA – Plan, Do, Check, Act. That is an acronym and those are words with which any safety manager or professional should be well-acquainted. In fact, the PDCA cycle should be at the heart of any management system, be it for finance, sales, logistics, IT, OSH, EHS or any other system that needs to be organized and structured..… READ MORE

Analyzing the benefits of having an employee health and safety training management system

Training That Works: ROI Benefits Of Safety Training
Putting a price tag on safety training for an employee is easy enough. Take factors such as course costs, production costs due to downtime by the employee attending the training and other incidentals and one can arrive at a dollars and cents amount..… READ MORE
Incident Report Tracking: Making Sense Of The Statistics
Mark Twain famously fumed that, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics!” He also made the wry remark that, “Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable”. Certainly, statistics can often be ‘flexible’ and can be too easily used to prove (or disprove) just about any argument or bias..… READ MORE
Why Safety Training For All Is So Important
A hazard is that which has the potential to cause harm to the safety, security or health or a person or to cause damage to the environment or loss of property. If that is so, then undoubtedly the most potentially dangerous hazard in any workplace is the human being…… READ MORE
Is Behavior-Based Safety Too Limited For Incident Investigation?
Any safety professional should be familiar with the tenets of behavior-based safety (BBS). It has a storied history, all the way back to the early 1930s with research conducted by Herbert William Heinrich, who worked for Traveler’s Insurance Company.… READ MORE
Beat the “Blah” Blues of Workplace Safety Training
I think everyone can agree — no one loves spending countless hours sitting in an uncomfortable chair listening to someone brief us on what seems like common sense. Workplace safety training is not the most stimulating topic of discussion but it is one of the most important. There’s no way around it, your company needs to provide it and your employees need to absorb it. Taking your company’s employee safety training one step further can mean a lot of things but the most important being this… READ MORE
What Does A Learning Environment Look Like Within Your Company?
One of the best ways to improve employee retention is to not just train them initially, but constantly develop them by creating a work environment that fosters communication and learning. Both people and your company change over time, and if you’re looking to build long-term relationships, it’s important that you understand how each other is developing and you grow in the same direction — by constantly communicating your priorities and offering ongoing training… READ MORE

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Evaluating vendors and software

Incident Investigation: Near Miss Reporting
There is no category of incident more maligned than the so-called ‘near miss’. One can make such an assertion precisely because near misses are so under-reported or even unreported in many different companies across all industry sectors. . READ MORE
Safety Procedures: A Procedure Is Not An Isolated Document
Procedures are the bedrock of health and safety management. It could be said that they are the system at work. They come in many forms (if you pardon the pun) and with a dizzying variety of different names. READ MORE
4 Tips When Evaluating Compliance Management Software Vendors (Beyond Product Features)

Your company has decided it’s ready to take your policy or contract management system to the next level and look into compliance management software vendors. You’ve been tasked with researching and evaluating vendors and products.

Beyond comparing the actual features of the products and price, what else should you look for and ask about when choosing the right partner? … READ MORE

5 Tips to Choosing Software that Employees Will Happily Train On
As your organization expands, so does the onboarding and employee training process. When the company outgrows its current method of managing training materials and records in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, three-ring binders, printed handouts and scanned PDFs, HR, safety, compliance and risk management departments often turn to the IT team for a solution… READ MORE
Why Out-of-the-Box SharePoint Alone Isn’t Good Enough
They’re sometimes some of the first questions potential customers ask us: What’s the difference between ConvergePoint’s compliance management software and out-of-the-box Microsoft SharePoint? Your software is built on SharePoint, so what does your software do and offer that the out-of-the-box functionality does not? Why isn’t what I have now (out-of-the-box SharePoint instance) good enough? … READ MORE
Here’s the Secret to Faster, Smoother SharePoint Document Migration
Whether you’re a policy manager, contract manager, SharePoint administrator or another key player in the project team, you know that deploying software and migrating documents to SharePoint will take coordination, planning and training… READ MORE

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Industries served


Improve facility management, student health and safety, workforce and administration training, and related incidents.

Manufacturing and Retail Industry

Upgrade facility management and safety measures, diminish workforce injuries, and enhance employee training programs.


Adhere to federal regulations, administer employee training programs, and enhance hospital facility management.

Financial Services and Banking

Manage employee complaints and working conditions, injury reports, accidents, and improve compliance training programs.

Insurance and Employee Benefits

Increase training program effectiveness, reduce workplace injuries and complaints, and meet FTIC and SEC regulations.

Energy and Utilities

Abide by stringent government regulations, provide proper safety training programs, and mitigate workforce and onsite injuries.


Outline health and safety measures for drivers and pilots, abide by federal regulations, and communicate processes for hazardous materials (Hazmat).

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