Walnut Creek, Calif. (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
ClickSafety, a leading provider of online safety training, has launched Leading Cultural Change, a powerful and empowering course that addresses the importance of improving the safety culture in the construction industry.
The one-hour course is valuable for anyone who works in the construction industry, from managers to supervisors to workers, and outlines the roles of management and workers in improving the current safety culture within an organization and throughout the industry. The goal of the course is to help individuals understand that safety – and an overall culture of safety – is everyone’s responsibility, including identifying unsafe work practices and recommending or taking actions to improve their safety environment. Topics within the course include today’s culture of safety within construction, the acts and conditions that lead to injuries, the “General Duty Clause” of the OSHA Act of 1970, and how individuals can take leadership in efforts to change a company’s safety culture. In addition, the course covers methods to protect oneself and others from serious injury and death through personal responsibility.
“At Gilbane, a strong culture of safety is foundational to our operations,” said Anthony O’Dea, CSP, CHST, STS, vice president, corporate safety for Gilbane, one of the largest privately held, family owned real-estate development and construction firms in the industry. “We chose ClickSafety and the Leading Cultural Change training to ensure that our employees and contractors are empowered with the skills they need to recognize and avoid hazards and to more effectively implement our Gilbane Cares safety philosophy.”
Brian Tonry, ClickSafety executive vice president and general manager, said, “We are constantly striving to ensure that we offer training and materials that meet our clients’ most pressing needs. Improving safety within individual organizations and across the industry is certainly a priority for those with whom we work. We’re excited to roll out this course and believe it can help companies more easily and effectively establish safety cultures, ultimately helping keep workers safe.”
Leading Cultural Change is the latest in a long list of industry-impacting online training from ClickSafety. Over the past 13 years, ClickSafety has proven to be a pioneer in online safety training, providing training to more than 10,000 businesses and delivering more than six million courses to students worldwide.
ClickSafety is a leader in online training solutions for the construction, environmental and general industries. It has delivered award-winning interactive safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide and was the first to offer both the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online.
Its course library has more than 300 courses – with 70 courses available in Spanish – developed by certified safety professionals and certified industrial hygienists. Key products include OSHA regulatory training for General Industry and Construction, as well as several web-based applications that manage risks associated with training large groups of employees, subcontractors and contract laborers.
ClickSafety was founded in 1999 and is based in the San Francisco Bay area. ClickSafety is a subsidiary of Ascend Learning, Inc., a leading provider of technology-based educational curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. Ascend is renowned for delivering solutions that produce higher-performing student results at a lower cost, from nursing to health and fitness training to OSHA compliance and training.