Last week, I blogged about how I was fortunate enough to book some training jobs in the great state of Montana this summer. A few days after that blog appeared, I received a call from a construction company owner in the Kalispell area.
The gentleman said he owns a small construction company, and as much as he would love to bring me out there to provide silica competent person training for his staff, the travel costs would be too much to handle.
So he asked about the possibility of doing the training remotely via skype, gotomeeting, or other video conferencing system.
I have to admit, I’ve been asked to do training in this format a few times, and I’ve never given it serious consideration. I knew it was a perfectly legal and appropriate way to conduct training, I just didn’t know how effective it would be and whether or not people (including me) would feel awkward. But this time, I decided to look into this issue a little bit further, and after an hour or two of research, I called the gentleman back and told him I would do it.
So next week, I’ll be providing silica competent person training to 10-12 construction supervisors in Kalispell, Montana, while I sit in the comfort of my office. I’ll have two-way video and audio communication with them, they’ll be looking at my ugly face, and have a direct view of my powerpoints. I’ll be able to send them document, etc. It should be just like being there.
He’ll get his training done to meet an important compliance need, and he’ll come away with several hundred dollars in travel costs saved.
It won’t be as fun as going there (I love Glacier National Park), but it will be good enough to meet my customer’s needs, and that’s all that matters.
Whether your company is based in California, New York, Minnesota, or Montana, Sotera Consulting, LLC can help you with all of your OSHA compliance needs….even training! If you’d like to learn more about our distance learning programs, please be sure to call me at (612)597-6463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!