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CHC Training’s Pivot in a Pandemic Pays Off

CHC Training announces today that it has been named a Colorado Company to Watch Winner, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of CHC Training as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado. “In a year where …

2019 Was A Year of “Upskilling”

This past year CHC Training focused on upskilling. What is upskilling? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, upskilling is “the process of learning new skills or teaching workers new skills.” In today’s marketplace, upskilling is crucial to keep up with the latest developments in a career field. CHC Training introduced upskilling as an investment in workforce/individual development and as a proven …

My favorite blog is here!

Ironically, this one took a couple of days to get to press, whereas in years before, this is commonly the easiest blog for me to write. What is different this year? We are arms deep in a couple very exciting projects that are sure to bring not only more courses to our catalog, but also, more service areas AND more …

September is National Mold Awareness Month

While most people are aware of the health risks that asbestos-containing materials and lead painted surfaces present to home owners and occupants, overwhelmingly the health risks of mold exposure go largely unnoticed. Now this isn’t to say that mold is ignored out-of-hand by the environmental remediation industry, but rather to point out that mold is generally not actively sought in …

Is Your Certificate Valid?

CHC has trained more than 15,000 people over the past 13 years. And in all that time, we’ve never received any notices of violation. Not everyone can make that claim. Last week I read an article about an Australian training company fined over $200,000 for issuing false workplace safety certificates. Another article discusses the case of Critical Safety Consulting, a …

Safety Standards

Maintaining Safety Standards During the Busy Season

Safety is always the top priority for anyone involved in our line of work. As the busy season is upon us, it’s critical to maintain strict safety standards, regardless of workloads, deadlines, or client demands. Those who skimp on basic safety to save time, certainly face a risky future. According to OSHA, the frequency of fatal work injuries on jobsites increased 7% …

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Global Asbestos Awareness Week, Some Hard Truths

April 1 marks the start of “Asbestos Awareness Week,” by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, a nonprofit that works to prevent asbestos exposure, eliminate asbestos-related diseases and protect victims through advocacy and education. To honor this important issue, I’ve dedicated this space for some straight talk about asbestos, it’s danger and how it is still used across the United States. Asbestos kills …

AMS Refresher

How CHC Became an Award-Winning Asbestos Training Company

The potential of online asbestos refresher classes became clear to me while in the final year of my master’s program at Colorado State University. I knew that those who looked to advance their careers through on-line study faced limited options. There was a better way, and better options for workers who longed for enrichment, and a better payday. The road …

Construction worker looking at plans

MEET THE SKILLED DEMAND, OR LOSE BUSINESS

A severe labor shortage poses a threat to the booming environmental construction industry. The causes of the labor shortage can be debated, with blame placed on an education system that devalues the trades for a sometimes overpriced and undervalued college degree. Whatever the cause, thriving construction firms cannot find enough trained workers despite burgeoning business prospects.  A recent survey of …