Global Cold Chain Alliance Launches Online Training Library

March 07, 2011

New Online Library is a feature of larger industry safety initiative

WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2011 – The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has launched a new Online Training Library, which offers 80 online courses in safety management, human resources compliance, and other operational best practices. The courses target the specific needs of the cold chain industry and are available to warehouse operators, transportation providers, contractors, and suppliers. GCCA Online Training meets Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) training standards.

Each of the 80 courses has been vetted and approved by a committee of cold chain executives and delivers individualized, self-paced training that can be accessed on-demand, 24/7 at . By allowing students to work at their own pace and review material as many times as needed, GCCA Online Training increases knowledge retention.

“This year, GCCA is launching a new initiative to foster a culture of safety in the industry,” says GCCA President and CEO Bill Hudson. “Our goal is to make safety synonymous with public refrigerated warehousing. Online training is a powerful new resource for members and will play a key role in the safety initiative.”

The library includes 43 courses related to worker safety and food safety and also 36 courses in human resources and personnel management.

The GCCA Online Training Library makes documenting and managing training easy by allowing employers to track course completion and success rates through an advanced learning management system. Students can also earn “certificates of mastery” as further proof of their knowledge.

Employers can also ensure instructional consistency. Each course is standardized, teaching the same body of knowledge and leaving no gaps in training.

These self-paced courses can be accessed on-demand online. Registration is $35 per course for members and $75 per course for nonmembers. Learn more at online. Contact Colleen Caster at or +2022lpl to learn about group discounts or to arrange for a demonstration.

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Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, the World Food Logistics Organization, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, and the International Association for Cold Storage Construction, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. For more information about GCCA, visit .

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