Pub. 3 2021 Issue 5


NHADA Online Safety Training Portal Spotlight: New Hire Training


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NHADA Magazine Pub. 3 2021 Issue 5

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult to complete trainings where we need to maintain social distancing and avoid large groups. Insert NHADA’s online training portal. This LMS (Learning Management System) contains job-specific, new-hire safety orientation for service technicians, body shop techs and painters, large truck technicians and non-technicians. Content for each new-hire training varies depending on the needs of the position being filled. For instance, the body shop versions include our brand-new respirator safety training while the others do not.

The new hire training module features orientation packages that are set up for the following departments.

  • New Technician
  • New Body Shop Technician
  • New Employee (Non-Technician)
  • New Parts Employee
  • New Recon
  • New Service Advisor
  • New Truck Service

The portal also includes all the same individual safety trainings that are available as “in-person” training, including GHS hazard communication, forklift, ergonomics/back safety for service technicians, auto lift safety, respiratory protection, fire extinguishers, bloodborne pathogens, emergency evacuation, and hazardous material training for parts drivers.

There is also a COVID-19 General Awareness training course that is available FREE to all members!

Members utilizing this online training system have raved about all of the up-to-date and industry-specific content, ease of use and, at $10 per class, the cost-effectiveness. Members now have the ability to have employees complete all OSHA required and best practice safety orientation training quickly and conveniently prior to the individual starting work and receive notifications that annual refresher training is due.

This program isn’t just for the larger WCT members who do a lot of hiring. The program is easy to use, and you only pay for what you use, so even smaller members who hire infrequently can take advantage. If you are interested in signing up, have questions or would like more information, feel free to contact either Matt Foster at or Brian Duplessis at or call 603-224-2369.