Expo, Education Sessions Focus on Safety Training

In addition to showcasing the latest and greatest products, multiple training companies and certification organizations lent their expertise during education sessions and on the expo floor. Firecon offers training course The National Training Center offers online individual and group training NICET, fire alarm systems, security systems, IP/network, and access control systems. NIMCO Inc. even showcased its kid friendly educational materials, including stickers, ribbons, and coloring books, designed to teach children about fire safety.

During “Conducting Effective Emergency Response Training for Industrial Teams,” R.C. Schroll, Firecon, emphasized the importance of emergency and hazmat team training. Schroll said trainers need lay out performance objectives with measurable terms, and he stressed the importance of using clear verbs in performance objectives. He said then trainers should outline a program with order and sequence, classroom and hands-on work. “All regulatory time frames are too short,” Schroll said. He said it’s best use regulatory timeframes as a minimum.

Schroll said support materials, including handouts, manuals, audiovisual aids, and practice materials are effective training tools that will establish long-term retention. Schroll noted that hands-on training should be challenging, realistic, and should address common mistakes. “Every year there are a handful of people killed in training accidents,” Schroll said. “Be careful about crossing the line.”

Product Showcase

  • The MGC Simple Plus

    The MGC Simple Plus

    The MGC Simple Plus is a simple-to-use, portable multi-gas detector that runs continuously for three years without needing to be recharged or routinely calibrated after its initial charge and calibration during manufacturing. The detector reliably tests a worksite’s atmosphere for hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, oxygen and combustible gases (LEL). Additionally, it is durable enough to withstand the harshest treatment and environments, which is why it has an IP 68 rating. The MGC Simple Plus is also compatible with a variety of accessories, such as Gas Clip Technologies’ new GCT External Pump. Visit gascliptech.com for more information. 3

  • Magellan X Pte Ltd

    Hesitate No More with SOL-X Connected Worker Health & Safety Solution

    According to the National Safety Council, work-related medically consulted injuries total 4.26 million in 2021 in USA alone. SOL-X solution prevents “human factors” safety issues by anticipating incidents and improving compliance workflows. Leverages digital technologies (IIoT, AI and analytics) to predict patterns from occurring and make informed decisions. Control Of Work - gets rid of tedious paperwork and experience digital workflows. Crew Protect - maximises safety and situational awareness with health trackers and situational indicators. Award-winning Intrinsically Safe SmartWatch – innovative features that enable near real-time visibility and connected well-being. Works well with major connectivity protocols like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Long-Range Bluetooth! 3

  • Make selection & use of SRLs simpler with the new V-SHOCK line

    Make selection & use of SRLs simpler with the new V-SHOCK line

    The new MSA V-SHOCK EDGE Cable SRLs and Web PFLs for Leading Edge use are designed for simplicity and hassle-free safety. V-SHOCK EDGE solutions help make PPE selection on the jobsite quick and easy with color-coded housings, clear icons on labels, and clearance charts in the label pack. 3