Instructional Technologies, Inc. has added a new suite of thirteen lessons for training in OSHA and Workplace Safety practices to its Pro-TREAD and Pro-TREAD In-Cab offerings. According to ITI, the new OSHA and Workplace Safety lessons, designed in partnership with Ryder System, Inc., meet the training requirements for new drivers and warehouse employees. The two forklift lessons (Forklift Fundamentals and Forklift Operations) meet the OSHA classroom educational requirements for training forklift operators.
The 13 interactive lessons include: Back Injury Protection, Forklift Fundamentals, Forklift Operations, Pallet Jacks, Drug & Alcohol Awareness, Emergency Response Plans, Fire Prevention, Hazard Communication, Lift-Gate Safety, Lockout/Tagout, Personal Protective Equipment, Security Awareness, and Spill Response. They will also be available in the near future on Ryder Safety Services online.
Along with these lessons, ITI’s newly revised Summer and Mountain Driving lesson has also been added to all systems. As with all TREAD-1 and Pro-TREAD lessons, these new lessons are computer-based and fully interactive, and require 100% mastery in order to complete the lesson.
ITI also announced that it will be adding a new suite of tanker lessons in December, including Tanker Rollovers, Tanker PPE, and Tanker Pre-Trip, as well as two newly revised lessons on Air Brakes and Coupling/Uncoupling. ITI anticipates introducing a new HazMat curriculum during Q1 of 2008, which will qualify for the CDL Endorsement and for the federally required three-year Recurrent Training
Drivers have a choice of taking ITI lessons either at company terminals on ITI’s free computers (TREAD-1), or anywhere/anytime over the Internet (Pro-TREAD), including via in-cab computers. Fleets may use either delivery system, or both. Pro-TREAD In-Cab lessons are available right in the driver’s cab today through the DriverTech Fleet Management Systems and will be available via both GeoLogic Solutions and PeopleNet Communications within the next few months, according to ITI.