Learning Management System adds Initial and Annual OSHA Training Curriculum

February 23, 2011 – Acworth, GA – Trapezio has officially launched the Academy of OSHA Safety, a new online course designed to educate and train orthodontic team members on federally mandated OSHA requirements. The new Academy program offers a comprehensive look at vital safety topics including bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, and general office safety. It is now available as part of the new Learning Management System (LMS) offered by Trapezio.

“This is a much needed addition to the Trapezio LMS,” says Linda Reese, Executive Director of Trapezio. “We have worked for the last twelve years to create training programs that fit the needs of our customers, but this is really a topic no practice can do without.”

The in-depth content of the Academy of OSHA Safety was developed by a veteran consultant with almost 40 years of dental experience. Leslie Canham, founder of Leslie Canham and Associates, is authorized by the Department of Labor as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards. She speaks within the U.S. and abroad to dental societies, study clubs and organizations as well as being a moderator of the Infection Control Forum on Dentaltown.com. Leslie adds the Academy of OSHA Safety to her extensive list of articles and continuing education courses.

Like other Trapezio courses, the Academy of OSHA Safety is structured to ensure maximum comprehension by students. Each of the three lessons requires an examination with an overall passing score of at least 75%. Scoring is securely stored in the system for administrative review, future assessments, and tracking of annually required OSHA training. Once all exams have been passed, team members and administrators can print the OSHA Certificate of Completion to store within their office OSHA manual. This competency-based education model improves retention compared to generic web-based seminars or webinars.

In today’s cloud computing environment, traveling is no longer necessary to gain access to advanced and proven education on orthodontic fundamentals. Trapezio’s LMS provides easy access to not only the OSHA course, but other orthodontic related training programs. With over 45,000 examinations already administered, the Trapezio LMS brings affordable continuing education to the doorstep of orthodontic practices worldwide. For more information regarding the Academy of OSHA Safety or the Trapezio learning suite, visit www.trapezio.com.

About Trapezio – Founded in 1998, Trapezio offers convenient and affordable staff training for orthodontic team members worldwide. In addition to the online programs, which earn graduates a certificate of completion and the designation AOAC (Academy of Orthodontic Assisting Certified), Trapezio also provides hands-on training, supplemental lessons and other programs to help offices train high quality auxiliary personnel to complete their professional team. Founded by Dr. Doug Depew, Trapezio empowers orthodontists to provide the highest quality care to patients in an environment that benefits the patient, the staff, and the doctor. Trapezio and its AOA curriculum are endorsed by the American Association of Orthodontists for educating and training orthodontic assistants through a platform that covers a variety of topics. For more information on Trapezio, please visit www.trapezio.com or call (877) 976-4536.