There are many reasons why the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is considered a leader in occupational safety and health education. Here’s a new one: ASSP is taking live classroom training and adding virtual participants via two-way video projection, meaning that a safety professional from their home or office can get all the benefits of face-to-face instruction without the travel time or expense.
The new learning option – called Live Virtual Classroom – will enable virtual participants to ask the instructor questions in real time, interact with the entire class and even join the class when breaking into small groups for discussion. Virtual participants will see everyone in the classroom, and the class will see the virtual participant.
“We’re removing barriers and making it easier than ever to receive high-quality continuing education that can help advance your safety career,” said Chris Ballman, director of professional development. “It’s a next-generation approach to educating groups of safety professionals across the country and around the world, and we’re really excited about it.”
Virtual participants must have a computer equipped with a webcam and audio and have Internet access. On the day of the course, technical support will be available by phone to help participants get set up.
“ASSP is known for providing education that safety professionals can immediately put into practice to create safer work environments, and nothing makes that process faster than receiving the training without leaving your home base,” Ballman said.
Live Virtual Classroom will debut with five upcoming instructor-led safety courses held in Dallas:
To get more information on ASSP’s comprehensive education offerings, safety professionals can visit the Society online at https://www.assp.org/education.
SOURCE: American Society of Safety Professionals