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ASSP and SafetyCulture offer new training on mobile devices

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has joined with SafetyCulture, a global technology company, to help frontline workers stay up-to-date on federal safety and health standards. A new series of bite-sized refresher training courses are now accessible on any mobile device and can be completed on-site in just 15 minutes.

“Essential safety and health courses are literally being put into the pockets of workers across the country,” said Mary Goranson, ASSP’s vice president of workforce development. “It’s a user-friendly experience that helps employers provide refresher training while enabling our Society to reach more workers with important safety information that can reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities on the job.”

The 27 new courses are designed around standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The mobile training aims to shake up the notion of traditional compliance training, making it widely accessible and highly interactive, even in remote locations. The courses are free with a SafetyCulture account.

The series of educational courses covers topics that include fall protection, machine guarding, heat stress, hazard communication, and respiratory protection, ensuring that workers stay current on safety and health protocols in the same brief time it takes to conduct a toolbox talk. The annual OSHA refresher training is geared toward workers in industries that face greater risks, such as construction and manufacturing, where federal regulations make a bigger impact in sending workers home safe at the end of the day.

“OSHA regulations play a key role in safeguarding worker safety and health,” Goranson said. “At a minimum, organizations must stay compliant and workers need to understand what is expected of them from a safety perspective.”

The new courses are particularly helpful to safety professionals and workers who have received their OSHA DOL Card or last completed OSHA training more than one year ago. This group includes carpenters, electricians, plumbers, welders, masons, and other workers who require a higher level of workplace safety knowledge.

“Making training more impactful and accessible is something we are really passionate about,” said Mike Welch, managing director of SafetyCulture Training. “By teaming up with ASSP, we are more broadly using our mobile technology to provide the high-quality courses that frontline workers need to navigate common job-site hazards.”

The new material is now available on SafetyCulture’s online platform for organizations to deliver the refresher training courses directly to their team’s mobile devices to ensure compliance with OSHA standards.