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         acceleration, and overload conditions.   health and safety for the Department   and gives guidance for its use, to en-
           Missouri  Valley  Line  Constructors   of Public Service. He thinks the biggest   able organizations to provide safe and
         Apprenticeship and Training Program,   return on investment for the simulator   healthy workplaces  by preventing
         an organization devoted to assuring a   is the reduction in incidents.  work-related injury and ill health, as
         steady supply of qualified workers to the   Learn more at  well as by proactively improving its
         electrical industry, has deployed Vortex                              OH&S performance.
         Advantage. “It feels highly realistic,  Rope and Sling Receives         Erin  Thomas,  HSE  (health,  safety
         which helps our students get invested in  ISO 45001:2018              and environmental) coordinator at RSS,
         the scenarios they’re working on. That   Rope and Sling  Specialists  Ltd.   said: “It made sense for us to migrate
         makes these simulators an extremely   (RSS) has completed migration to ISO   early, as our 18001 certification would
         effective training tool, as the skills they   45001:2018,  the replacement for OH-  have expired this year. It’s notable that
         acquire transfer over to the work site,”   SAS 18001 certification.   45001 pays closer attention to the iden-
         said Robbie Foxen, Executive Director   ISO  45001:2018  specifies  require-  tification and evaluation of risk versus
         of the Missouri Valley program.    ments for an occupational health and   the previous certification that was more
           The Vortex Edge Plus is designed for   safety (OH&S)  management system,   predominantly concerned with the con-
         portability. It mounts on a desktop and                               trol of hazards, for example.”
         is  an  effective  alternative to assess-                               RSS has held OHSAS 18001 certifica-
         ing operators on real machines. It can                                tion since December 2013; it covers ac-
         also be deployed in classroom settings                                tivities at the company’s de facto head-
         to bridge the gap between theory and                                  quarters in Pyle, Wales but, as Thomas
         practical experience.                                                 said, its five other facilities are closely
           Every  CM  Labs’ training  pack  as-                                audited to ensure they meet the same
         sures  complete, effective simulator                                  management system standards. ISO
         training, thanks to progressive learn-                                45001:2018 is applicable to the OH&S
         ing  exercises,  objective trainee per-                               risks  under  an  organization’s  control,
         formance metrics,  and best-of-class                                  taking into account factors such as the
         equipment simulation.  “We want  our                                  context  in  which  it  operates and the
         operators  thinking  smarter,  which  is                              needs and expectations of its workers
         why I like that there are obstacles to                                and other interested parties.
         get around in the simulator exercises,”                                 RSS works closely with global cer-
         said Tim Plath, a 30-plus-year employ-  Steve Hutin, managing director at RSS, with   tification  body  NQA,  which  conducts
         ee of the City of Toledo, and manager of   the ISO 45001:2018 certificate.            continued on next page

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