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Free Webinar Series Takes Training to the Next Level

BLR’s Instant Trainer Webinar Series Gives Trainers Best Practices and Solutions to Common Training and Compliance Headaches

Old Saybrook, CT, February 22, 2010— BLR® – Business & Legal Resources, the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions, announces the launch of "The Instant Trainer," a new series of five complimentary 1-hour webinars. The latest training resource from BLR, The Instant Trainer webinar series was developed by lawyers and training experts to help supervisors and managers jump-start or bring new life to their employee training program, and it will kick off on February 25, 2010, at 2 p.m. with its first session called “Train the Trainer.”

Presented by training expert Peggy Cretella, a project manager and editor at BLR, and employment law veteran Patricia M. Trainor, J.D., a legal editor at BLR, each webinar will educate trainers on the role they play in shaping their organization and will focus on the best practices for developing, managing, and measuring the effectiveness of their training program. Some webinars will address specific areas of training, including the sessions “HR Training to Avoid Lawsuits, Audits, and Fines” and “Tips for More Effective Safety Training.”

“In today’s workplace and legal environment, employee training is more vital than ever to an organization’s success," Trainor said. "Training keeps employees motivated, prepared, and safe and keeps employers out of trouble with the law. With everything that is at stake, it is critically important that training materials are up to date and that trainers are prepared for this important task.”

“BLR takes its commitment to employee training and compliance a step further than most by providing easy access to the best training content and educational resources for our customers’ entire organization—from top to bottom—from the business owner who’s responsible for complying with employment laws, to the trainer who’s responsible for keeping supervisors and employees up to speed, right down to the employee who must complete training to perform and excel in their position,” adds Cretella.

In addition to the Feb. 25 "Train the Trainer" session, other webinars in the complimentary series include:

  • Train the Trainer—February 25, 2010
  • Building the Best Training Program: Your One-Stop Learning Resource—March 4, 2010
  • HR Training to Avoid Lawsuits, Audits, and Fines—March 18, 2010
  • Does Your Safety Training Make the Grade? Self-Audit for A+—April 1, 2010
  • Tips for More Effective Safety Training—April 8, 2010
  • To learn more about The Instant Trainer webinars and additional free training resources available from BLR, please visit

    To speak with one of our employee training subject matter experts, please contact us at or 800-727-5257, Ext. 2442.

    About BLR®—Business & Legal Resources

    BLR® is the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. BLR has been an acknowledged authority in covering state as well as federal law for over three decades, and employers know that they can count on BLR’s industry-leading compliance and training solutions to keep them out of legal trouble, avoid fines, and save money. BLR offers solutions for business owners, executives, employees, and managers of HR, compensation, safety, environmental, or training for all-sized organizations and industries. Simply put, anyone worried about how their local state agency or national DOL, OSHA, and EPA legal requirements impact their organization can benefit from BLR. For more information, please visit or call 800-727-5257.