Original Date: 05/01/2000
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Environmental and Safety Web-Based Interactive Training
Previously at Northrop Grumman Defensive Systems Division (DSD), the Environmental, Health, and Safety Management (EHSM) staff educated employees on environmental and safety (E&S) topics by conducting group training classes. Classes involved slide presentations followed by manually administered tests to demonstrate competency of the group. In some cases, CD-ROM interactive, multimedia-based, pre-packaged programs were used to assist in the training needs. These programs were semi-customizable and contained interactive features which offered immediate feedback and ensured uniform testing. EHSM further revised these methods by developing the E&S Web-Based Interactive Training.
The E&S Web-Based Interactive Training is an environmental awareness training module that incorporates multimedia (e.g., voice, image, video) and interactive testing in a web-based format. Deployed over the company’s Intranet, this effective compliance tool allows employees to participate in training sessions at their own time and pace. The web-based modules provide more consistency than a live instructor, and the multimedia features can imitate an instructor’s stimulation, interest, and rate of information for the employee. Testing is automatically sent to the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) Department for record keeping.
To minimize the impact of large sound and video files to the network and workstations, EHSM employs a streaming media format for the training modules. This format compresses the files, enabling them to be continuously streamed to the user and eliminating the need to download the file prior to starting the training session.
Web-based training is an effective tool that reduces EH&S labor to perform training, increases departmental scheduling flexibility, and provides a manageable method to track training needs and regulation compliance. Additionally, the E&S Web-Based Interactive Training can easily be updated as regulations and processes change.
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