OHS Canada Magazine

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BNA and PureSafety to Offer Employee Training Solution on the Web


Washington, D.C. (July 21, 2003) The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA) and PureSafety today announced that the two companies will offer professionals a valuable combination of market-leading compliance information, easy-to-use training delivery and management tools, and engaging compliance-based course content designed to help companies improve workplace health, safety, and organizational performance.

“Our customers rely on BNA for the best compliance news and information in the industry. We’re thrilled to extend to those same customers the best online training delivery and management tools and course content available,” said Audrey Hipkins, executive editor of BNA’s Environment, Health & Safety Publishing Division. “PureSafety has perfected e-Learning with its dynamic courseware and Learning Management System. The flexibility of their system is a huge advantage for our customers, who range from very small companies to some of the largest in the country,” Hipkins added.

“PureSafety is pleased to be partnering with such a respected leader in the legal and regulatory publishing industry,” stated Ron Kirsch, vice president of Business Development at PureSafety. “BNA has put over 30 years of subject matter expertise into one of the most comprehensive websites delivering worker safety and health information today. PureSafety is proud to be a part of their offering at safety.bna.com, and we look forward to working hand-in-hand with BNA and their customers.”

BNA’s affordable resource for safety professionals, safety.bna.com, provides topical access to more than 3,000 safety topics, allowing users to access complete federal, state, and private-sector compliance information in just a couple of clicks. safety.bna.com tools like MSDS Management allow safety professionals and their employees to manage their entire MSDS collection, right from their desktops. “The new Training Management tool, provided by PureSafety, will allow EHS professionals to further consolidate tasks, saving their companies time and money,” said Hipkins.

BNA, Inc. is the largest independent publisher of specialized news and information for professionals in business and government. The company’s print and electronic products address the full range of legislative, regulatory, and economic developments affecting business, and are widely respected for comprehensive and objective reporting and analysis. Based in Washington, D.C., for more than 70 years, BNA has 1600 employees and is the oldest wholly employee-owned company in the United States. Visit BNA on the Internet at www.bna.com.

PureSafety is a recognized leader and pioneer in the development and delivery of online compliance-based training solutions. Combining a flexible Learning Management System (LMS), and extensive library of engaging courseware and a variety of customizable training solutions, PureSafety helps companies noticeably improve workplace health, safety and organizational performance. PureSafety is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and can be found on the Internet at www.puresafety.com.

Contacts:
Denis Dison, BNA
(202) 785-7132 / dison@bna.com

Tom Gaudreau, PureSafety
(615) 277-3131
tom.gaudreau@puresafety.com


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