ClickSafety Wins 2020 Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award 

New Online Training Provides Intensive COVID-19 Prep for the Workplace 


ClickSafety, Inc., an Ascend Learning company, was recently honored by Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine, taking home an online training award for its new course, Returning to Work: Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 in the Workplace.


 “This year, we are recognizing outstanding products in 26 award categories, including a new category for products created to protect against infectious diseases.” OH&S Editor, Sydny Shepard said. “Now more than ever, it is of the utmost importance to keep workers and employees safe from emerging and existing workplace hazards.” 


The Returning to Work: Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 in the Workplace online training is an awareness-level course designed to inform employees and their coworkers about essential ways to protect themselves from exposure to the virus. The training is based on guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute for Environmental Health Science (NIEHS), and other reputable sources. 


Designed to meet a need in the marketspace, the Returning to Work: Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 course is applicable for workers in all industries who may have a potential for risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace. 


This new online training course from ClickSafety is one of multiple courses providing essential knowledge and fundamental training regarding COVID-19 and its effect on multiple industries. Additional courses in the COVID-19 catalog include COVID-19 Return-to-Work: Concepts for Employers, Supervisors, and Managers and Return-to-Work for Supervisors and Managers for Construction. 


“We are extremely honored to be recognized for best online training product by OH&S. ClickSafety helps businesses build a comprehensive safety culture and the pandemic has challenged what it means,” said Tim McClinton President of Ascend Learning Professional Education Services. “It was of paramount importance to provide our customers and their employees the training they need to implement safe return to work policies.” 


This is OH&S magazine’s 12th annual New Product of the Year contest, and ClickSafety joins the ranks of businesses, like ZOLL Medical, KEEN Utility, and Bradley Corp as a winner.  


About ClickSafety: Founded in 1999, ClickSafety became the first OSHA Outreach Training Provider to deliver both the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety training courses online. ClickSafety employs an in-house team of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), and additional industry professionals to provide the most up-to-date online safety training courses available.  

Employee Spotlight: Ada Woo

From her home office in Iowa City, Ada Woo, senior director of assessment sciences focuses each day on making information, time and decision processes more efficient in the Assessment Sciences Unit, which is a shared service department within Ascend Learning. She works with a variety of teams and their business unit partners to create value for stakeholders like ATI Nursing Education and National Healthcareer Association. She loves that since she’s only been on the job for about five weeks, no two days have been the same so far! When the weekend arrives, Ada is excited to spend time with her husband and six-month-old son.


Q. What is your favorite thing about the business unit or department you support?

A. I love the variety of assessment and learning products that are a part of the ATI Nursing Education and National Healthcareer Association offerings.


Q. What’s your favorite Ascend value and why?

A. Embrace change. I was impressed with how quickly Ascend adapted to meet stakeholders’ needs in the pandemic. That was actually one of the reasons why I chose to join the company about two months ago. Now as a part of the team, I am even more impressed with our agility and willingness to embrace change.


Q. What book, movie or television show would you recommend people read or watch?

A. I read Educated by Tara Westover recently. It is such a compelling autobiography! Born to isolationist parents, the author did not receive any proper schooling as a child. She taught herself algebra, self-studied for the ACT, and got into college! As a first-generation college student, a part of Tara’s experience resonated with me. Education changed her life; it changed mine too.


Q. What’s something you’ve done that most people haven’t done?

A. I moved from my hometown in Hong Kong to Alabama alone at 16 to be an exchange student. It was a wonderful experience and an adventure for sure. I love the food in Alabama. In the 90s, regional American cuisine was totally unknown in Hong Kong. Imagine the joy when I had pulled pork sandwiches, fried okra, and pecan pie for the first time. Through sharing meals and cooking together, I met many friends and learned the culture of my new city. To this day, Southern cooking still brings fond memories and it remains some of my favorite food.