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Confined Space Safety Training from Abhisam launched

Abhisam is pleased to announce the launch of its new Confined Space Safety training, in the popular XPRTU (e-learning) format. This software based training course is essential if you intend to work in a confined space, or you have employees or contractors that work in confined spaces. Every year hundreds of workers die every year due to lack of training in working in confined spaces. Most people do not realize that they are in any kind of danger until it is too late. Confined Spaces are all around us, not only in industries. If you are an employer who has employees or contractors that have to work in confined spaces (even if it is just once a year), then it is mandatory by law to train  them and also to maintain certain safety systems and records. In the US alone, authorities like OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has fined many companies millions of dollars in fines, for confined space safety violations. Do not be the victim of ignorance. Protect your workers from harm and yourself too (from financial and criminal legal liabilities) today by learning about Confined Space Safety. This course has been designed keeping in mind all the various OSHA guidelines and can be purchased online immediately. There are several options including taking it online, downloading it or accessing it via the Abhisam Learning Management System (Enterprise version). The advantage of the Enterprise version is that Abhisam will provide you the entire training records of your employees, who are enrolled into the course, so that you can maintain the training records as required by law. The course is comprehensive and consists of the following modules and have text, narration (full voice over explanation), animations, case studies, video and self assessment test. It also has a sample Safety Permit that you can use as a template to make your own! Here is a snippet from the course. The full video, you can watch when you buy the course.

Introduction To Confined Spaces

  • Definition of Confined space by OSHA
  • Identification of Confined Spaces with examples
  • Why entry in a Confined Space can be dangerous?
  •  Types of Confined spaces
  • Permit Required Confined Spaces (PRCS)
  • Non Permit Required Confined Spaces

Permit Required Confined Spaces

  • PRCS Details
  • Case Study 1:  Incident (Entry without safety precautions)
  • Video
  • Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Alternative Entry Procedures
  • Non Permit Required Confined Spaces-details
  • Real Life Example of a PRCS using a Reactor
  • PRCS– Requirements as per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146
  • PRCS-Oxygen, Explosivity & Toxicity
  • PRCS- Temperature, Lighting, Moving Parts
  • Development of Procedures
  • Verification
  • Maintenance of Equipment
  • Other Requirements
  • Co-ordination, Cancellation & Reviews
  • Case study 2: Entry with precautions

Hazards of Confined Space

  • Lack of oxygen
  • Fire or explosion
  • Presence of toxic chemicals
  • Moving parts
  • Working conditions

Permit System

  • Permit System Requirements as per OSHA
  • Permit Restrictions
  • Information in the permit-1
  • More Information in the permit
  • Sample Permit (Downloadable)

Training Requirements & Duties

  • Training Requirements as per OSHA
  • Duties of Authorized Entrants as per OSHA
  • Duties of Authorized Attendants as per OSHA
  • Duties of Entry Supervisors as per OSHA
  • Training courses for entrant, attendant and supervisor
  • Site Specific Training Programs

Rescue & Emergency Services

  • Rescue and Emergency Services as per OSHA
  • Outside Rescue Services
  • Response Times
  • Non Entry Rescue

Self Assessment Test Certification Exam If your company already has an LMS that is based on SCORM or TinCan, then we can directly connect this course to your LMS, so that your learners can learn in their own training environment. In this case you already get the records of their activity including access times and test scores. On successful completion of the course, you can take the Abhisam online Certification Exam and get certified, with an electronic certificate and an electronic badge that is authenticated online. This badge is issued via Credly, the largest badge issuer in the world. You can add this badge to your LinkedIn profile and shout out to your clients and customers, that you are trained in Confined Space Safety. To get the course today, please click here.

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Cyber Security Training Online

The best way to get Cyber Security Training online for Industrial Control Systems (ICS), is via Abhisam’s new Industrial Cybersecurity e-learning course. If you are an engineer or technical professional who is working in areas of Instrumentation, Control Systems, Automation or Safety in any kind of industry, then you must understand and be competent in ICS Security.

Industrial Control Systems (ICS for short) are used extensively in all kinds of industries and sectors today, not just in manufacturing. You can find these kind of control and automation systems in oil fields, power generation plants, water distribution networks, gas distribution pipelines, waste water treatment plants, building automation systems and more. These systems may be DCS (Distributed Control Systems), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems), SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems) or PC based control systems. These could also be specialized systems such as HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems) or BMS (Burner Management Systems). All these systems need to be secure against cyber attacks from state and non state actors. Many of these systems are legacy systems, that are decades old with little or no security inbuilt. What’s worse is that the newer systems, introduced recently are also not any better from the view point of cyber security.

This course is meant for those industrial professionals, who work in industry and would like to learn and get qualified in ICS Security, as well as those IT cybersecurity professionals, who would like to learn about control system security. Note that IT systems and Industrial Control Systems are completely different and thus need different approaches to securing them. What is relevant and good for a business IT system (such as a SAP based ERP system) for security, may not be relevant or in some cases downright dangerous for a system like a SCADA or a DCS.

Industrial Cybersecurity

The best way to get a good grasp of this complex subject is via Abhisam’s Industrial Cybersecurity training course. This e-learning course, which is available online in Abhisam’s popular XPRTU format, is composed on text, animations, videos and exercises alongwith ready made templates and a case study of a cyber attack on a Nuclear Fuel enrichment plant. This course can be taken online on Abhisam’s new learning portal at prettygoodcourses.com

After you complete this online course, you can take the associated exam and on passing, earn a Certificate of Competency in ICS Cybersecurity as well as an electronic badge, issued via Credly, the world’s largest badge issuer. You can display your badge on professional portals such as LinkedIn as well as on social networks like Facebook. This enhances your profile and gives you an excellent opportunity to showcase your new skills to potential employers and clients.

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Abhisam’s New Learning Portal-PrettyGoodCourses

Abhisam is super excited to announce the launch of their new e-learning portal, PrettyGoodCourses. The portal is now live at https://prettygoodcourses.com and it can be accessed by anybody, via any device be it a PC or laptop or Mobile or Tablet.

There are a variety of paid off the shelf courses as well as free learning courses available in our XPRTU format. Simply register on the portal and start learning new skills today! You can also get certified if you take our online exam that is associated with every paid course. You not only get an electronic pdf certificate, but also a badge that is issued via Credly and can be shared online on places such as LinkedIn and Facebook. This is a great way to announce and showcase your newly acquired skills to your colleagues & co-workers, or present and future bosses and clients.

If you are an employee or a contractor-Get that raise that you always wanted, or be eligible to apply for jobs that require prerequisite skills!

If you are an employer, then nominate your employees to take these courses (can be taken anytime 24/7) and we can also make a detailed training record of your employees available to you! It’s great to demonstrate legal compliance, especially for safety training!

All electronic badges are compliant to Mozilla’s Open Badges standard and are issued via Credly, one of the world’s largest badge issuer. This is the best anti-counterfeiting feature available.  Now counterfeit certificates are a thing of the past. Instantly verify any badge by clicking on it to confirm if it really belongs to the person who furnishes it!

 

Online Training Courses

At the moment the following paid and free training courses are available:

  1. Hydrogen Sulfide
  2. Hazardous Area Instrumentation
  3. Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
  4. HAZOP
  5. Safety Instrumented Systems
  6. Industrial Cybersecurity
  7. Safe Chemical Warehousing
  8. Gas Monitors
  9. Basic RFID Technology
  10. RFID
  11. Fieldbus
  12. Functional Safety Mock Test
  13. Hazardous Area Mock Test

New training Courses are being added all the time and in the near future expect the following ones to be available soon

  1. Hazardous Area Classification
  2. Working at Height
  3. Hazard Identification
  4. P & IDs
  5. Intrinsic Safety
  6.  Level Measurement
  7. Pressure Instrumentation
  8. Flow Measurement
  9. Temperature Measurement
  10. Nitrogen Safety
  11. Electrical Schematics
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Abhisam Industrial Cybersecurity Course Released!

Abhisam is delighted to announce that its much awaited  e-learning course (XPRTU) on Industrial Cybersecurity is now released and available for purchase on the Abhisam website!

This ICS Cybersecurity course covers all that you need to know about Industrial Control System Cybersecurity. Available in three options as Online (for individuals), Enterprise (for companies and other organizations) and Enterprise SCORM (in case a company/organization would like this to be accessible on your organizations LMS). Every option has the same content, but delivery and access time is different.

Industrial Cybersecurity

There is a special offer for existing Abhisam customers! Also an Early Bird discount Code for those of you who had registered for it before the launch.

This XPRTU has the following modules. These modules have text with full voiceover, animation, videos and examples to make it a complete learning experience. At the end of the course, you can take the exam and get certified.

  1. Introduction to the Course.
  2. Overview of Industrial Automation & Control Systems.
  3. Basic Concepts of Cybersecurity.
  4. IACS Threats, Vulnerabilities and Attacks.
  5. IACS Security Standards.
  6. IACS Cyber Risk Assessment.
  7. Case Study (Stuxnet)
  8. Self Assessment Test.

We are also excited to announce our new learning portal today at https://prettygoodcourses.com

This learning portal has a mixture of free and paid courses that can be taken online, with exam and certification (only for the paid courses). For companies and organizations, we have the facility to help you meet your compliance proof documentation with a full report of learner activity. Contact us for more details.

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Abhisam Industrial IoT workshop in Pune in Sep 2018

Abhisam is excited to announce its fourth Pune workshop in September 2018 (7th and 8th Sep 2018)!

After a slew of workshops in Mumbai and Pune, we will have the next Industrial IoT and Digitalization workshop in Pune on 7th and 8th Sep 2018.

This Level 2 (Samurai) workshop will be a deep dive into the new Industrial Internet of Things and Digitalization technology that will revolutionize all industrial sectors.

One of the myths perpetrated by many entities (incumbent automation vendors, engineering consultants and so on), about IIoT and Digitalization in plants such as oil and gas installations, petroleum refineries, chemical manufacturing plants, pharmaceutical bulk drug or formulation plants, power generating plants, mining sites, discrete parts manufacturing, autombile parts plants and so on is that they will not be impacted much because there are already digitized.

This is actually a half truth. Just having some microprocessor based instruments that show you graphics on a screen is not being digitized, it is only half the story.

In reality most Automation Systems (DCS/PLC/SCADA/SIS/ESD/PC based DAS) installed in even newer plants is technology that is quite old. Even your mobile handset today has more computing power than some of the DCS controllers and stations that you find in these plants! You CAN benefit from implementing these technologies, whether you are from the user side or from the automation vendor side or an engineering consultant or even an EPC contractor.

If you are a professional from any of these industries, then you MUST understand this new technology or risk becoming obsolete!

By attending this vendor neutral workshop, you can leave aside all the hype and jargon and will ACTUALLY LEARN how to implement this new IIoT and Digitalization technology. Learn how implementing these technologies will drastically enhance the cybersecurity of your plant while being very cost effective and transparent (to you).

This workshop will cover everything that you need to know to come up to speed with this new technology including the different kinds of digital field devices that can be used, secure connection protocols like MQTT that can replace older insecure protocols such as Modbus and others, different IIoT platforms that free up the data that is now isolated in your DCS “islands of automation”, building cyber security from the ground up and much more!

Learn all of these new skills, which will be in high demand in a short while from now.

This is an opportunity waiting to be grabbed!

AbhisamIIoT_Samurai Badge

All participants will get this Samurai electronic badge from Abhisam (via Credly, which is the largest badge issuer in the world). This badge (only representational image above, the actual badge will have embedded info).  You can display this badge across social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook, so your achievements can be seen by prospective clients and customers or your boss. What’s more the badge will conform to the Mozilla Open Badges standard, so you can add it your online backpack with badges from other providers (who also need to conform to this standard).

Abhisam IIoT and Digitalization workshops are at three levels. Level 1 is the Ninja level (Basic), Level 2 is the Samurai level (Intermediate) and Level 3 is the Shogun level (advanced).

This workshop can also be conducted in house at your facility or university/college. Get in touch with us today.

Register here https://in.explara.com/e/industrial-internet-of-things-iiot-digitalisation-workshop-pune-4

No door registration allowed, seats alloted on a first come first served basis.

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