RESTON, Va.—Two new video- and CD-ROM-based employee training programs are available from the Tire Association of North America. TANA's ``Forklift 2000 Training Package,'' said to be appropriate for new and experienced forklift operators, instructs viewers on how to operate forklifts safely and legally.
Meanwhile, the association's ``OSHA Compliance Training Package'' addresses a variety of workplace safety issues, including: procedures for safely lifting heavy material; preventing back injuries; protecting against eye injuries; eliminating workplace violence; hazard-related communications; power tool operation; hearing protection; sexual harassment; and fire prevention.
The OSHA training program also includes a``Safety Compliance Overview,'' for managers plus lesson plans and tests usable for use in classroom instruction.
The new programs are the latest in an ongoing series of TANA-sponsored training initiatives, said TANA Marketing Director Ross Kogel Jr.
Mr. Kogel said the association is working to develop as many training programs as possible with an eye toward offering ``the largest menu of training possibilities available for the tire industry.''
Within recent months, TANA has launched or announced a new Internet-based training program covering tire mounting and demounting, a leadership conference for training store managers and a series of future technology conferences.
The conferences will include information on making computerized business operations Y2K compliant.
Mr. Kogel said TANA members can order the two programs for $195 apiece ($250 for non-members) by calling the association's toll-free ``Fax on demand'' service: (888) 889-7391.