to have its efforts recognized by a well-respected organization like Talented Learning. In 2015 we focused much of our development upon features that increased our customer’s ability to meet their compliance challenges, but why is compliance important?
According to Talented Learning, “You can’t get away from where LMSs started. Employee and contractor compliance is a big problem for many organizations. Federal and state and local jurisdictions enact training, safety and harassment regulations and then audit for compliance. Non-compliance results in penalties and fines. The more jurisdictions an organization does business within, the bigger the compliance management challenges they have.
Industries such as pharmaceutical, biomedical, manufacturers, transportation, energy, financial, retail and many others are all required to deliver mandatory compliance training and be ready to prove it to auditors at any time. Compliance LMSs are admin focused and have skills, competencies, audit trails, electronic signatures, strong ILT management, facility and resource management, broad content support and powerhouse reporting.”
Non-compliance with OSHA and other regulations costs money, as described here, here, and here. Combine the monetary penalties with a predicted increase in criminal penalites (prison) and ramped-up enforcement efforts and you can see that non-compliance with OSHA regulations can result in serious negative consequences for employers. On the other hand, compliance with OSHA regulations with an effective Training & Development program increases safety by reducing accidents and results in the decreased potential for civil and criminal penalties.
An important part of any Training & Development program is the Learning Management System (LMS) because of its ability to centralize management of all types of instructor-led, elearning, virtual classrooms, document and video-based training and to provide reporting and analytics on the back-end. This LMS functionality enables companies to more effectively manage training over manual methods, which improves OSHA compliance.
By recognizing Gyrus Systems with a "Top 10" award in the “Best Employee Compliance LMS” category, Talented Learning has affirmed that GyrusAim's compliance features are on-target for companies that much achieve regulatory compliance.