Category: Blog

21

Jun2017
Under Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations, all employers have an obligation to ensure the workplace is safe. To make sure employees know how to stay safe on the job, employers must provide training to teach workers how to recognize potential ... Read More

22

Mar2017
Paperless Management of Equipment and Machinery BISTrainer, an online software suite that hosts an array of learning management tools, has released a new feature allowing companies to manage their vehicles, equipment, and heavy machinery from a single access point. Keeping track of equipment and machinery can be time consuming, especially when there ... Read More

04

Jan2017
Imagine one of your managers is dealing with a difficult employee, Jeff. Jeff was a great employee for a while—even employee of the month—but lately, there have been performance issues. A meeting is scheduled with Jeff, who shows up 20 minutes late ... Read More

24

May2016

Blended Training

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May 24, 2016
Blended training combines adaptive online learning with hands-on training, integrating theory and practice into a balanced program that optimizes the effectiveness of the training. By using a blended method, organizations can take advantage of the ... Read More

12

May2016
According to the most recent statistics by Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) and the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 3 million workplace incidents occurred in North America in 2014. ... Read More

25

Feb2016
Safety is one of the most important topics for any business because it’s more than just dollars and cents, it’s about keeping their workforces safe. ... Read More

12

Jan2016
An employer’s biggest challenge when it comes to safety training is choosing which courses should be required and which should be recommended. This is a challenge because of how few standards the safety training industry currently has in place. A large number of organizations, such as OSSA, ENFORM, and ... Read More

20

Dec2015
The Alcoa Story In his book The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg writes about Alcoa’s president, Paul O’Neill, and how he transformed the aluminum manufacturing giant into one of the safest, and most profitable, companies in America. This excerpt from Duhigg’s ... Read More

20

Dec2015
A safe workplace doesn’t happen by accident; it takes effort and planning. Protecting both employee and employer requires the development of a comprehensive safety plan that addresses every aspect of safety, and every corner of each particular workplace. An effective plan ... Read More

15

Dec2015
A Learning Management System is a powerful tool that manages all aspects of the learning process. Just like Microsoft Word helps us write documents, and Outlook helps us manage emails, a Learning Management System (LMS) is a software program that ... Read More

25

Nov2015
Online training, or e-learning, is a form of instruction that takes place on a computer with access to the internet. It typically involves a variety of multimedia elements such as animations, graphics, voice-over narration, and videos, all used to deliver course ... Read More

25

Nov2015

Safety Hazards

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November 25, 2015
Common Safety Hazards at Work There are many safety hazards that can cause harm and lead to injuries in the workplace. All responsible employers are aware of their duty to care for their employees, and will manage the workplace effectively, implementing the ... Read More

16

Nov2015
Online training, or e-learning, is a form of instruction that takes place on a computer with access to the internet. It typically involves a variety of multimedia elements such as animations, graphics, voice-over narration, and videos, all used ... Read More

14

Nov2015
Every year in Canada, an estimated 5% of men and 2% of women are seriously injured on the job. Many more Canadians experience less substantial injuries, still resulting in lost time from work. In 2013, there were 241,933 time-loss injuries reported ... Read More

11

Nov2015

Fire Safety Training

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November 11, 2015
Why is Fire Safety Training Important? Fires destroy property, cause injuries, and take lives. A fire in the workplace can also mean the termination of jobs, as many of the offices and factories destroyed by fire in Canada are never rebuilt. One ... Read More

22

Oct2015
A Learning Management System (LMS) is an online system or software which is used to plan, execute, and assess a specific learning process. In simple words, software used in eLearning programs and which helps in administration, documentation, tracking, and recording. Learning Management Systems are used to ... Read More

29

Sep2015
We know how safety is important in your profession. It is where your life hangs on when you are associated with hazardous jobs. Safety may be a serious matter for your hazardous job but we make it all easier with our online Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training course. If you ... Read More

15

Sep2015
Did you know that there are more than 350 learning management systems available today? Do you need an online LMS, an enterprise e-learning platform, or a training management system? Want authoring tools? Need development plans and progress tracking? What about SCORM compliance? The terms and options are overwhelming. How are you going ... Read More

14

Sep2015
Welcome to the best learning management system software. Find the best LMS software for your business with our search analysis. We have mentioned out the list of leading learning management system software following the details mentioned in Capterra - a non-profit website providing reviews, ratings and most comprehensive list of top ... Read More

01

Sep2015
Cranes are one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on a job site, and their safe operation requires a thorough understanding of crane types, equipment anatomy, and inspection and maintenance procedures. The latest in crane safety courses from Hard Hat Training, Overhead Crane Awareness, was designed with these ... Read More

14

Aug2015
Everyone knows safety training is important, but often workers, supervisors, and even companies have negative attitudes towards it. We have other things we’d rather be doing, or we believe that it takes workers off the job site and costs the company in lost time. The question becomes how can we ... Read More

14

Aug2015
Finding An eLearning Authoring Tool That Fits Into Your Development Needs Online course delivery reduces administrative costs, instructor requirements, classroom rentals, and allows employees to complete training on their own schedule. In short, online courses can help save your organization significant time and money when training new workers, renewing compliance for ... Read More

13

Aug2015
What is a Learning Management System? A learning management system is a software-based platform used to administer courses, manage training, track results, and more. Typically with the help of learning management system we can easily create, deliver content, monitor participation, and assess the performance. Below I explore the history of distance ... Read More

07

Aug2015
Over the past fifty years there has been an explosion of growth in mandatory training. In the service industry, for example, there are mandatory course like Intervention Procedures by Servers of Alcohol. In addition, there are a number of courses like WHMIS, TDG, H2S, CSTS, Fall ... Read More

04

Aug2015
BIS Training Solutions now offers a training program designed to reduce losses caused by one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on the jobsite. Trackhoes, excavators or diggers may be dangerous, but they’re also one of the most widely used pieces of equipment at your disposal. They can be ... Read More

29

Jul2015
Track training for your entire company with BIS Training Solution's cloud-based software solution that allows you to manage all your employees' safety training records online.

27

Jul2015
Online training is currently estimated to be a twenty seven billion dollar industry and it’s still in its infancy. Based on research, Ambient postulates that over the next three years the online training industry is expected to mushroom into a fifty billion dollar industry. During this time, pricing for online ... Read More

22

Jul2015
One of the challenges of eLearning content development is ensuring that all courses created are engaging. Unfortunately, words often used to describe internally created training include dry, boring, and sometimes even painful. When organizations develop internal eLearning content, their focus is often on getting the information across in the most ... Read More

21

Jul2015
Large organizations often implement large scale e learning management systems (LMS), like SAP or PeopleSoft, that offer a plethora of courses and a never-ending list of features only to discover, years later, that a mere handful of employees registered on the e learning management system. To add insult to costly ... Read More

16

Jul2015
Establishing an effective safety culture means creating a shared set of values, beliefs, and norms around safety that management and workers alike can support and ... Read More

15

Jul2015
The most important element in any safety program is leadership. The Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association's course in Leadership for Safety Excellence can help management at any level of an organization adapt their vision and safety culture to improve a company’s performance. Leadership is about more than simple workplace procedure. ... Read More

13

Jul2015
Establishing a culture of safety within any organization is a complex and difficult process. Once properly in place, however, it can mean big payoffs and be a powerful motivator, forming the groundwork for further corporate culture and creating an attitude of long-term excellence. Safety culture forms through the careful analysis of ... Read More

08

Jul2015
Keeping up with safety regulations is a constant chore on the jobsite, and when the playbook changes, keeping abreast of what’s new and different can help avoid conflict and strengthen your business. Recent changes to the Alberta Safety Codes act will affect the authority of safety officers on the job ... Read More

05

Jul2015
A group of Alberta-based e-learning safety course providers have donated $300,000 worth of online courses as part of a new program designed to give rural graduates a leg up in their job applications come spring. Often, rural students lack the resources and geographic proximity to access essential training for many jobs ... Read More

28

Jun2015
Learning management software selection is all about matching your company’s long-term professional development and training needs with staff resources and system compatibility. A BIS learning Management System is a one-stop business solution for employee training and records management. The system takes the guesswork out of training management, ... Read More

22

Jun2015
Any time a project breaks ground, workers are at risk. Buried facilities, pipelines, safety zones—any number of hazards can be hidden just beneath the surface, and for every hazard, there are industry practices and regulations that workers need to know. A ASTEC Safety course in ground disturbance will ... Read More

21

Jun2015
7 Key Elements of Effective Safety Training Programs Safety training programs have evolved over the years ... Read More

17

Jun2015
Online course development is making it easier for businesses of any size to break down geographic barriers and build course consistency irrespective of variation in instructor or classroom setting. Many companies are realizing the potential and efficiencies of establishing an online learning environment and many are willing to invest the ... Read More

11

Jun2015
The e-learning revolution is in full swing, and as the revolution continues, so does the evolution of learning management system (LMS) software. Nowadays, it’s common to work for organizations that take advantage of the business efficiencies and cost-savings that stem from employee learning ... Read More

08

Jun2015
Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) is the process that creates a safety partnership between management and workers, focuses on people’s behaviour related to how they work, and encourages all workers to be ... Read More

04

Jun2015
This is one of the crucial stage for eLearning professionals when selecting the suitable LMS. But the question is how many LMS's are there? How can you find them? How do you pick one? Which LMS do you use and why? Which one is the best lms system? Purchasing ... Read More

01

Jun2015
A trench cave-in can be a worker’s worst nightmare. Machines can tip, walls can collapse, and underground currents carry deadly gases. Trench workers are 110 per cent more likely to sustain an injury than general labourers. Put the steps in place to help prevent disaster before you even break ground; ... Read More

18

May2015
Despite obvious cost savings, many managers are on the fence about whether to transition their safety courses and employee training online. Reductions in class costs, instructor’s time, and physical resources can open additional resources for essential components of your safety program, like equipment and staff.   What many don’t realize, ... Read More

18

May2015
A lone, female liquor store employee stands helpless as she’s robbed by regulars. An electrician sits quiet and alone in the woods near Fort McMurray, knocked unconscious by an exposed power cable. A truck driver ploughs on through the night, knowing he should stop, knowing he’s behind deadline. ... Read More

15

May2015
BIS Training Solutions course helps lattice boom/crawler crane operators avoid tipping point. In partnership with the Hard Hat Training BIS Training Solutions is pleased to announce the release of its latest course on lattice boom/crawler crane safety and operating procedure. The course will help workers stay compliant with ... Read More

12

May2015
Training Management Software sits at the core of an e-learning revolution that is sweeping the globe. Annually, billions of dollars are being traded as part of a new information-based society. Increasingly, it falls to the shoulders of systems like Training Management Software to streamline employee learning and provide the advantages ... Read More

11

May2015
Skid-steer: versatile tool, ever-present hazard Few pieces of equipment on a job site are more frequently called upon than the skid-steer. Track loader, multi-terrain loader, whatever name you know it by, the skid-steer has helped many individuals in a jam when no other loader could reach the problem. But it is ... Read More

06

May2015
 Keeping Alberta’s roads safe, one driver at a time. BIS Training Solutions in partnership with Fleet Safety International is now offering an PDIC Condensed Defensive Driving online training course designed to keep commercial drivers, and your loads safe while on the road. In this course, truckers will master the ... Read More

04

May2015
BIS Training Solutions, in partnership with AMHSA, is pleased to announce the release of their new Leadership for Safety Excellence online training. Online Leadership for Safety Excellence program is designed to help municipal supervisors understand their role in supporting their health and safety management system. It includes ... Read More

28

Apr2015
BIS Training Solutions in partnership with Safety Health Publishing Inc. is pleased to offer the latest online safety training for Wilderness and Bear Awareness training through the BIS network of safety training companies. This online safety training program explores ... Read More

22

Apr2015
A healthy business is all about measuring benefits and the results of your investment in time and money. This balance requires careful consideration in order to achieve a good return on investment. One of the hardest areas to calculate ROI is in the area of worker safety training and it’s ... Read More

22

Apr2015
Learning management systems industries were worth an estimated $50 billion in 2014 and are expected to double in 2015. More and more companies are using LMS’ to make their training and employee management more effective. With 2015 already a quarter over and 2016 fast approaching, here are five trends that ... Read More

21

Apr2015
One of biggest challenges for managers choosing learning management technology is a lack of experience using various technologies. Most people don’t know what they want until they know what they want. Managers looking for a new learning management technology should be encouraged to try out 2-3 systems for different sections of ... Read More

17

Apr2015
BIS Training Solutions (BIS) in partnership with The SafetyNET have launched an interactive online booking calendar that will be integrated into existing Learning Management System (LMS) by BISTrainer. BISTrainer LMS collectively work with more than two hundred safety training companies across ... Read More

15

Apr2015
A study done by Ontario’s Institute for Work & Health (IWH) in conjunction with Statistics Canada has shown that only one in five Canadian workers reports receiving safety training in his/her first year on the job. Additionally, workers in high-risk demographics (younger workers ... Read More

14

Apr2015
Is e-learning a good solution for training? Some argue that you can’t teach people online, only classroom training is effective because person-to-person interaction is what makes an impact. You can’t ask questions or have a dialogue with online courses the way you can with classroom training. Others say ... Read More

10

Apr2015
WHAT IS MANAGEMENT? OUR DEFINITION IS SIMPLE Management means achieving results through the organized collective efforts of people. A wide discrepancy in management abilities exists in the workplace today. At one end of the spectrum are managers who lack the necessary awareness to ... Read More

07

Apr2015
It's no mystery organizations that invest in safety training see rewards. From reduction in incidents to workplace efficiency and improvements in morale, the benefits are endless and the pitfalls can be downright deadly. If you're on the fence about getting your employees the training they need, take a look at this ... Read More

06

Apr2015
BIS Training Solutions, in partnership with Canadian Food Safety, is pleased to announce the release of their new Food Safety Basics online training. This online Food Safety Basics course covers the importance of food safety and the preventive measures to help keep people safe from food-borne ... Read More

10

Mar2015
Compliance can drive training, for better or worse. In larger organizations that have optional training, it is not uncommon for employees to enroll in and complete very few, if any, of the thousands of optional courses available to them. But when companies implement compliance, certain training is designated as mandatory. ... Read More

04

Mar2015
BIS Training Solutions (BIS) is launching a competency validation tracking system to be integrated with its existing eLearning management technology. This new competency validation tool will make it possible for companies to create thousands of different forms to allow for easy digital recording and tracking of competencies for any task ... Read More

24

Feb2015
On February 11, the Canada Gazette, Part II, the official newspaper of the Government of Canada, announced the specifics of Health Canada’s transition from a WHMIS to a GHS-aligned standard. The transition will involve a gradual phase-in, culminating in the ... Read More

15

Feb2015
E-learning is fast becoming a widely-used and trusted method of training. Many organizations and corporations have adopted e-learning as the standard method of education for their employees, and often, their customers. Utilizing the flexibility that e-learning offers, these business have used this method of delivery for their safety, product training, ... Read More

13

Feb2015
BIS Training Solutions (BIS) has released a centrally managed cloud-based training record management system within its existing learning management system. The training record management system has the ability to allow thousands of system administrators to upload training records for employees and enables them to track compliance. The ... Read More

01

Feb2015
BIS Training Solutions (BIS), in partnership with Vivid Learning Systems, is launching more than 35 new interactive online safety training courses across their safety network. Known as The SafetyNET, this safety network is a partnership of more than 200 ... Read More

18

Oct2014
Recently, BIS Training Solutions was honoured with having its BIStrainer learning management system ranked in Capterra’s Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software. Capterra is a free service that helps businesses and nonprofits find software. With over 300 categories, they ... Read More

15

Oct2014
October 28–30, 2014, BIS Training Solutions will be taking part in the Canadian Energy Supply Chain Forum (CESCF) being held at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta. The forum provides a platform where industry leaders and technology suppliers can discuss ways to improve the overall ... Read More

03

Oct2014
Canada 3.0 is a conference that highlights the ways technology and energy sectors can and are breaking the barriers to innovation in the Canadian energy industry. The conference features keynote speakers and panelists as well as videos profiling real-world examples that demonstrate how large energy companies ... Read More

22

Sep2014
After a competitive application process, BIS Training Solutions has been recognized through the Productivity EdTech Challenge as one of Alberta’s innovative businesses in the field of Education Technologies (EdTech). The Productivity EdTech Challenge is a pilot program ... Read More

16

Sep2014

New Website Is Launched

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September 16, 2014
After a lot of soul searching, careful planning, and intense discussions, BIS Training Solutions has launched its new company website. With the entire BIS team reaching unanimous consensus on the need for a new website to better reflect the change in focus from its roots in leadership ... Read More

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