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Bob Marlow joins Safety Made Simple, Inc. to Develop Online Maintance Training

September 9, 2019

Safety Made Simple, Inc., of Olathe, KS, recently announced that Bob Marlow has joined their content development team. Bob will develop a series of maintenance courses pertaining to conveyance, bucket elevator legs, grain dryers, and dust collection equipment. Marlow spent over 43 years in grain elevator operations with The Andersons, Inc. He founded Operations Professional Services (OPS) in 2015. OPS provides customers with customized education, training, and guidance to improve operational efficiency, maintain grain quality, and increase overall bottom-line performance.

 

According to Marlow, “There is a direct correlation between maintenance activities and safety. The online courses will tie the two elements together. I am excited to work with Safety Made Simple and their team of adult learning experts.”

According to Joe Mlynek, of Safety Made Simple, “There is a tremendous need for equipment-specific maintenance training in the Ag industry. Coupling maintenance and safety together is something we are very excited about. Bob is a respected industry expert. We are proud to have him as a member of our team. “

 

Safety Made Simple has a full range of online safety courses covering general industry, grain handling, livestock (cattle/dairy), food safety, and agronomy. Each course establishes three to four key learning objectives and uses real-life, industry-specific scenarios to improve employee retention. The Company’s learning management system (LMS) allows an administrator to easily assign, track, and generate a wide range of reports. Courses are also available in English and Spanish. Safety Made Simple also offers a “Course Builder” tool which allows clients to build their own courses within the LMS. 

Safety Made Simple, Inc. Appoints Meaghan Kuhlmann to Client Support Team

July 18, 2019

Safety Made Simple, Inc., of Olathe, KS, recently announced that Meaghan Kuhlmann has joined their client support team. Meaghan will be interfacing with new and existing clients, assisting with sales and marketing, and improving the company’s internal processes. Meaghan has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. Most recently, Meaghan worked in the recruiting field where she was responsible for client support, training, and process improvement.

According to Kuhlmann, “I am excited to be working for an organization that is really making a difference and has the ability to help ensure that people are going home safely to their families every night. My new team members are very passionate about improving people’s lives both at and away from work.”

 

According to Safety Made Simple’s president Chuck Pirie, “We have experienced tremendous growth in the agriculture and livestock industries. Having Meaghan on board allows us to streamline our internal processes, expand our footprint and serve our customers. We are thrilled to have someone of her caliber on our team.”

 

Safety Made Simple has a full range of online safety courses covering general industry, grain handling, feedyard, food safety, and agronomy.

Safety Made Simple and North Dakota Grain Dealers Association Partner to Offer Online Safety Training

July 15, 2019

Safety Made Simple, Inc., of Olathe, KS, recently partnered with the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association (NDGDA).  According to Joe Mlynek, of Safety Made Simple, “we are pleased to announce our partnership with NDGDA. Together we will offer their member companies access to our Ag-specific online training. We appreciate their commitment to safety and to their members.” 

 

According to David Nelson of NDGDA, “We are very excited to offer our members access to Safety Made Simple’s online training courses.  We are always looking for way to improve our service offering. We want to make sure that our members send their employees home safely each day.  Safety Made Simple’s online courses are perfect for our members.  Their experienced content development team does a great job delivering training that applies to grain handling, agronomy and milling operations.”

 

Each of the Safety Made Simple’s online courses establish three to four key learning objectives and use real life, industry-specific case studies to improve employee retention.  Courses also include testing to ensure comprehension.  The learning management system allows an administrator to easily assign, track, and generate a wide range of reports.  Courses are also available in English and Spanish.  For more information visit their website at www.safetymadesimple.com.

 

NDGDA has offered a variety of services to their members for over 100 years.  Their safety and health program provides members with written safety programs, site-inspections and safety training.  To learn more about their safety services visit:  www.ndgda.org/services/safety-and-health-program

Grain Journal article on Why Customers Believe in Safety Made Simple

October 15, 2018

The September/October edition of the internationally published Grain Journal features Safety Made Simple as the focus of their "WHY I BELIEVE IN..." column. 

 

Read more about how Safety Made Simple's online training is making a difference in customers' safety training efforts. 

Safety Made Simple Launches New Website

September 4, 2018

Safety Made Simple (SMS), of Olathe, KS, has announced the launch of their new website.   According to Chuck Pirie, President, “We are excited about our new website.  We released our new learning management system (LMS) earlier this summer.  The new website expands on many of the features of the new LMS.” 

 

The new and expanded website provides information on portal customization, gamification, mobile device access, instructor lead training options, the course builder tool, and options for companies using other systems that would like to access Safety Made Simple’s content in an efficient manner.

 

According to content expert Joe Mlynek, “Our offering has constantly evolved since we started developing online training for the Ag industry back in 2013.  We have a large course offering and a completely new and improved LMS.  We want to showcase these areas for organizations looking for more effective and efficient ways to deliver quality safety training.” 

 

Safety Made Simple has a full range of online safety courses that apply to general industry, grain handling, livestock, food safety, and agronomy.

It's here! Safety Made Simple announces new Learning Management System.  

July 16, 2018

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Susan Bedsaul joins Safety Made Simple, Inc.

April 2, 2018

Safety Made Simple, Inc., of Olathe, KS, recently announced that Susan Bedsaul has joined their core support team.  Susan will be handling information technology activities in our learning management platforms as well as using her project management expertise to streamline our operations.  Susan brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience working in the IT field, with a heavy emphasis in project management, website development, quality control testing, and writing custom applications. Her IT career includes 16 years working as an IT Specialist with American Century Investments, based in Kansas City, and 10 years managing the Application and Web Development for the City of Shawnee, Kansas (a suburb in the Kansas City Metropolitan area).

According to Chuck Pirie, "Susan's background in IT and project management will allow us to effectively mange our rapid growth and provide a superior online learning experience to our clients. We are excited to have her as part of our talented team of professionals."

 

According to Susan, "I am so privileged to be working with a company that exemplifies its core values of integrity, excellence, accountability, and the Golden Rule through its people -- every day!  Safety Made Simple and I also share a core belief that most things can be simplified.  Coming from a world of Information Technology, most solutions end up being much more complicated than necessary. My goal is always to evaluate the issue or problem and provide a simple and straight forward solution."

Steve Queen Joins Safety Made Simple, Inc. to Develop Ag Related Online Training

March 6, 2018

Safety Made Simple, Inc., of Olathe, KS, recently announced that Steve Queen has joined their content development team. Steve will be developing several courses relating to grain safety and agronomy. Steve has over forty years of experience in the grain, feed, agronomy, and transportation industry. Steve is currently a safety consultant providing safety compliance assessments, program development, and regulatory compliance services for several agricultural companies in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.

In addition to being a safety consultant, Steve is an instructor for the Safety and Training Rescue Association (SATRA). Steve is also the training coordinator for the Grain Safety Training Center in Sydney, Ohio as well as being active member of the Ohio and Indiana Risk Coordinator Groups and the Ohio Agribusiness Association.


According to Queen, “Safety Made Simple offers online safety training specific to the Ag-industry. The courses are very easy for employees to use, understand, and follow. Safety training for the Ag-industry is not easy to find and if we do find any, it is an old and not current. Safety Made Simple has developed up to date material that nails it for our industry. I am excited to be part of the team.”

According to Joe Mlynek, of Safety Made Simple, “We have a strong content development team. Steve’s expertise and experience in the Ag industry makes us even stronger. We are grateful to have him as part of the Safety Made Simple team.”

Safety Made Simple has a full range of online safety courses that apply to general industry, grain handling, livestock, food safety, and agronomy.

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“I’ve never had our people more engaged with safety

than since we started using Safety Made Simple.”

 

Jodi Hoffman -- CHS, Inc.

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