Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Online Training Portal: SEDA Co-Sponsors the University of Safety Distribution: One of the Roles of Every Trade Association Is to Provide Training and Education for Members Relevant to the Industry It Serves

Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Online Training Portal: SEDA Co-Sponsors the University of Safety Distribution: One of the Roles of Every Trade Association Is to Provide Training and Education for Members Relevant to the Industry It Serves

Article excerpt

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

The Safety Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA) has actively been involved in training and education since its inception. In 1994, SEDA and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) created the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) program to further the education of sales professionals in the safety equipment industry.

Graduates of the QSSP program receive over 40 hours of in-person classroom training and must pass a final competency exam to receive a certificate of completion for the course. To date, over 700 people have received that designation. But QSSP is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the total training requirements needed for today's safety equipment distributor.

That's why SEDA is co-sponsoring with Safety Marketing Group (SMG) the new online training portal created by Safety Marketing Services (SMS) called the University of Safety Distribution, or UoSD. The mission of the university is to create reliable, affordable, easily accessible training for every employee actively involved in safety distribution.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

A New Safety Tool

UoSD is the newest training tool available to SEDA members. It was designed to streamline the process of training a safety equipment distributor's employees without the high cost of sending those employees to off-site training classes. At the heart of the University of Safety Distribution is a learning management system (LMS) that has the ability to:

* Train, track and assess employees' progress.

* Assign a specific curriculum based on a job position.

* Run customized training reports.

* Schedule and assign training activities.

* Access SEDA's safety industry training courses like Fundamentals of Safety and Health (FOSH).

* Participate in manufacturer product training.

* Connect to software training and OSHA certified training courses. Online training is not new--just new to many safety equipment distributors and SEDA members. Over 4 million individuals enroll in online programs annually, a figure which grows 30 percent each year. This creates a compelling argument for offering online training in any industry. Replacing a portion of standard teacher-led training with online training is fast becoming the most effective and cost efficient way of delivering

the most training to the maximum number of people. More importantly, online training delivers measurable results that bring a real return on investment to SEDA members. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.