School Specific Health & Safety Training Saves Cost

ApexOD Learning Management System (LMS) Links School Specific Health & Safety Training to Patent-Pending Health & Safety Program Management Technology
Aug. 26, 2010 - PRLog -- Minneapolis, MN -  Many K-12 schools are already examining the cost-saving benefits of online interfaces for employee health and safety training.  ApexOD offers a full featured web-based learning management system (LMS), but goes a step further, by integrating the online training with a proven health and safety program management system used in school districts large and small.
“Training systems only deliver a benefit if they are used,” says Duff Dorschner, President of ApexOD.  “But time and time again, the focus is on mere compliance; an attitude that amounts to, ‘just put a training system in place and we’ll be covered’.  If you care about outcomes, this is a recipe for disaster.  Training content has to be relevant to an employee’s role and industry.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a special education teacher or custodian complain about the boilerplate industry training on everything from electrical safety to blood borne pathogens.  If it isn’t topical and industry specific, it gets ignored and if it gets ignored, risks worsen.”

According to Dan Schwarz, VP of Technology, part of the difference in ApexOD’s approach is architectural and part is philosophical.  “For ApexOD, the outcome is what matters most.  We happily embrace existing custom training content, videos, PowerPoint presentations, etc. that the school may have developed.  Customization can also be a critical ingredient.  While we provide a full set of templates to help start a program, our support team frequently uses the full flexibility of our learning management system to customize content for clients, whether through special narration, test questions, animations, or site specific imagery.”

To Dorschner, embracing a hybrid approach to training is also critical.  “Some would preach that online training is the answer to everything.  It’s not.  It’s a powerful, flexible, and cost-saving tool, but it is not the answer to everything.  There will always be a place, at times, for some amounts of in-person group training.  From a regulatory record-keeping and training management perspective, it is critical for a web-based learning management system to be capable of managing both.”

While online training isn’t a new trend, Dorschner and ApexOD are excited to be delivering a web-based health and safety learning management system specific to schools that will finally deliver on the frustrated expectations of many districts around the country.

ApexOD is dedicated to building affordable state of the art technology which empowers health & safety professionals to create healthy & safe environments for staff, students and communities.  

Based on over twenty years of field environmental health and safety expertise, ApexOD provides a patent-pending suite of web-based environmental health and safety program management products designed to improve compliance, save time, enhance communication, reduce risk, and lower the cost of delivering a safe and healthy environment in clients’ buildings.

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Mark Fournier, Director of Sales – +1.888.370.2739 x12

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ApexOD provides centralized environmental health and safety program management technology that drives cost savings, risk reduction, and performance improvement to organizations in a number of industries.
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