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Online safety training: Are workers tuned in…or texting?
Online health and safety training is a booming industry, but how can employers and the public be assured that workers are completing course requirements? In the first of a series, Troy Media explores efforts to prevent fraud in the new world of digital learning.
The online training that many industries rely on to train their workers about health and safety needs to go through a massive shift, according to one software startup co-founder who is calling for higher standards.
Online health and safety training is a booming industry, but how can trainees be assured that private information that they must share is protected? In the second part of a series, Troy Media investigates the complex world of online proctoring, and what it might mean to people who take online courses and exams.
The International Competency Board (I-CAB) was built with online proctoring sewn into the fabric of the company. The mandate of the organization is to deliver continued improvement and reduce deficiencies of workers across a broad variety of industries and countries through access to online competency assessment tools. Read this case study to learn how thisorganization leads the way to a positive safety culture.
Since 1995, Smart Serve Ontario has been the leading advocate for responsible alcohol service and certifies as many as 100,000 hospitality workers annually. Read this case study to learn how this forward-thinking organization is able to deliver their training online and maintain a high-level of success in their mission to provide safe and responsible education on the consumption and handling of alcohol.
Regulating food safety in a climate of expanding dietary concerns, increased access to imported foods and emerging bacteria and contaminants has made safe food handling practices critical. Read this case study to learn how the Canadian Food Safety Group was able to take regulatory required and critical industry training online.
Online training is a booming industry, but how can employers and the public be assured that workers are completing course requirements?
An article published by CPHR to notify members of the potential of compromised on-line training as well as the existence of technology that mitigates the issue.
Integrity Advocate has developed authoritative report or guide (white-paper) to inform readers about a complex issue relating to the movement of training from instructor-led to on-line without loosing process integrity.
More and more employers are turning to on-line training because of the many benefits including, cost savings, convenience, and reduced travel time. Training providers are increasing the number of training courses available on-line because of the need from employers. Somewhere along the way, the integrity has been lost in the training process...
Alberta Industrial Occupation Safety and Health (IOSH Alberta) published an Industry Best practice on September 9, 2015, to address the emerging issues arising from regulatory critical and life-safety training that is being conducted online and the identification and participation of individuals is paramount.
Internationally Delivered Regulated Assessments Integrate Full Proctoring Service and Reduced Administrative Costs
The International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB Foundation) utilizes Integrity Advocate to fully proctor (the highest level of proctoring available) their competency assessments that are offered globally to organizations working in a wide variety of high-risk industries. This integration resulted in not only reduced costs but also allows employers to be confident in the assessment results and provides personnel with 24-hour, 365-day access throughout the globe from any secure browser.
On November 18, 2016 Spectra Energy issued a notice to contractors that was specific to high-risk online training content being delivered online. The notice stated that “… security issues have been identified; specifically confirmation of the student’s attendance … all personnel conducting ground disturbance activities working for SER west will be required to hold a valid Ground Disturbance Supervisory Level 201 – Classroom (8 hour) training certificate...”
An article published by BIS Training Solutions on May 12, 2016 included research and interviews with a regulator (OSHA Officer) and licenced investigator that summarizes the limited value of online training where the identification and the participation is not known and/or demonstratable by the employer ("an employer needs to confirm that the individual taking the training is the intended recipient,” states Kraft (an OSHA Officer)")
Multinational integrated oil and gas company (Suncor Energy Inc.) shares video communicating "their lessons learned" from moving personnel training from instructor lead to web-based using the Integrity Advocate application. Highlights from this lessons learned video include:
“The ability for a self-directed pace of training to accommodate personnel with learning disabilities or English as a second language.”
“Additionally, inconsistent training is no longer an issue, and the organization is now able to demonstrate compliance to regulators at the individual level.”
The internal council of a utilizing multinational organization provides a comment on the positive impact of ID verification and proctoring on the organization's demonstratable due diligence and the need for a verification process when conducting online training. The legal councils comment is as follows (with the specific organizations's name removed).
Integrity Advocate is pleased to announce that they have been named as one of the six finalists in the category of Best Integrator/Solution Provider in the 2016 Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).
In the category of Best Integrator/Solution Provider, judges placed emphasis on how technology and/or innovation improve performance, client benefits, ease of integration and overall performance. Integrity Advocate’s identity verification tool stood out among the high number of quality entries in this category to be named a finalist.