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New Vlog: 10 Benefits of Online Training

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In a partnership with ISHN, the Phylmar Group’s Mark Katchen shares 10 reasons why your company should invest in online employee training. See why online training is better for cost effectiveness, accessibility, better time management, and comfort. Check out this 6-minute video to learn more:https://youtu.be/e7PuJvNAUTg

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Training – What’s the Point If It’s Not Effective?

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Put Yourself in This Hypothetical Situation:  Lee is the manager responsible for health and safety for 1,500 workers in seven plants in the US and Mexico.  The company has experienced a problem with injuries caused by a poorly designed conveyor system and non-compliant use of the equipment. Lee decides to arrange online training for half of the workers to test…

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5 Crucial Attributes of Learner-Centered Online Training

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“Learner-centered training” has been a popular term in the learning and education field for decades. Why, one might ask, should training be learner centered? Isn’t content more important? Of course, content is important.  But if your learners speak mostly Spanish and your content is entirely in English, how much do you think they will learn?  If your workers are high…

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Ten Advantages of Online Training

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By: Cass Ben-Levi Your employees need health and safety training.  What do you do?  Call your HR Department, Safety Manager, or IT Department?  Do you look online for off-the-shelf courses or create a customized online course suited to your needs? In-person training is great.  It’s what people are used to.  It puts a human face on the training, allowing for,…

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Six Areas of Safety Concern for Employees

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Summary of news release, National Safety Council, April 26, 2018 Fatal work injuries reached 5,190 in 2016, representing a third consecutive annual increase. Statistics show that certain situations or populations of workers are more likely than others to become injured or killed at work. The following six factors have particular significance for the health and safety of employees. Driving: In 2016,…

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Promoting Safety through a Culture of Caring in the Workplace

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Recently, The Phylmar Group’s Mark Katchen, worked with a client looking to acquire a small business of about 65 employees. In his tour of the facility, he was struck by two things: The company didn’t have many written programs that supported safety and health regulatory compliance It had a great safety record and hands on safety training Mark had a…

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An example of one of Elizabeth Treanor’s Memos to PRR Members

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Our chief Client Adviser Elizabeth Treanor brings with her decades of experience in law and is committed to improving workplace safety and health through informal networking, benchmarking, and developing responsible positions on regulatory issues. She regularly sends out memos to the PRR group about new bills and movement in legislation regarding current trends and issues in federal and state occupational safety and…

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Mark Katchen Featured in EBJ

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    Our very own Mark Katchen was just featured in the Environmental Business Journal. Here’s an excerpt of the Q&A article with him, courtesy of the EBJ: PHYLMAR NETWORK FILLS THE GAP BETWEEN GLOBAL EXPANSE AND LOCAL EXPERTISE For over two decades, The Phylmar Group has assisted Environmental Health and Safety Professionals in creating and maintaining safe and healthy…

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Elizabeth Treanor to Speak at the 2017 EHSCP Symposium

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    Our very own Elizabeth Treanor will be giving a presentation at the Environmental, Health & Safety Communications Panel Symposium (EHSCPS) September 19th – 21ST, 2017 in Little Rock, AR, to be held at the Little Rock Marriot Hotel Downtown.   The Environmental, Health & Safety Communications Panel (EHSCP) hosts this annual symposium to bring together environmental, health and safety…

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Upcoming EHS Events September-October

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  6th International Occupational Health and Safety Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, September 13-14, 2017 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Indianapolis, IN, September 23-29, 2017 SPF Americas 2017, Chicago, IL, September 26-27, 2017 Mental Health in the Workplace Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, September, 27, 2017 Commit Forum: Role of the Corporate Responsibility Practitioner, MGM National Harbor, MD, October 11-12,…

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