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ClickSafety Partners with Blue Book Building and Construction Network to Launch BlueBookUniversity.com Training and Continuing Education Resource
[November 19, 2012]

ClickSafety Partners with Blue Book Building and Construction Network to Launch BlueBookUniversity.com Training and Continuing Education Resource

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

ClickSafety, a leading provider of online safety training, today announced a partnership with The Blue Book Building and Construction Network to introduce BlueBookUniversity.com, an extensive training and continuing education resource for construction and building industry professionals. ClickSafety will be the exclusive provider of online safety training through BlueBookUniversity.com's School of Safety website.

In addition to the School of Safety, BlueBookUniversity.com also will feature training on architecture, construction and general business. It will provide direct access to a comprehensive database of continuing education courses, programs and publications targeted to architects, engineers, contractors, owners, facility managers and other industry professionals. The new website officially debuted at the Greenbuild International Expo on Nov. 14 in San Francisco.

"Understanding the industry's growing need for quality online education, we are excited to provide BlueBookUniversity.com as a viable and beneficial solution for construction professionals," said Rich Johnson, Blue Book Network president. "We're very pleased to partner with ClickSafety, a known leader in online training, to deliver high-quality, effective and comprehensive safety training. We are confident that this new solution will provide thousands of construction professionals with the opportunity to sharpen their safety skills in an efficient and simple manner."

"The Blue Book Network has long held a strong reputation for helping members build their businesses through workflow solutions," added Brian Tonry, executive vice president and general manager of ClickSafety. "We're very excited to be a part of their newest industry resource, the BlueBookUniversity.cm. The School of Safety will ensure that Blue Book Network members have unprecedented access to OSHA and construction, environmental and general industry safety courses, ultimately resulting in increased awareness of, and responsibility for, safety on the job."

One of the key reasons for BlueBookUniversity.com's selection of ClickSafety as its safety training provider is ClickSafety's long-standing relationship with OSHA and its ability to offer more than 300 courses and 50 in Spanish. ClickSafety was the first to offer both the OSHA 10-Hour Construction and the 30-Hour Construction Courses online. ClickSafety is OSHA-authorized to offer the newly updated OSHA 10-Hour Construction, 30-Hour Construction and 10-Hour General Industry courses that include the highest standards of increased student interactivity and safety content. In addition to the updated OSHA courses, the company offers the 10-Hour Road Builder, 10-Hour Cal/OSHA and 10-Hour Construction Spanish courses. Some of the courses available to employees of Blue Book Network member firms include Focus Four prevention: Fall protection, electrocution, struck-by, caught-between; Mold in construction; EM 385-1-1 safety courses, among others.

For more information, visit BlueBookUniversity.com.


About ClickSafety

ClickSafety is a leader in online training solutions for the construction, environmental and general industries. It has delivered award-winning interactive safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide and was the first to offer both the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online.

Its course library has more than 300 courses and 50 courses available in Spanish - developed by certified safety professionals and certified industrial hygienists. Key products include OSHA regulatory training for General Industry and Construction, as well as several Web-based applications that manage risks associated with training large groups of employees, subcontractors and contract laborers.

ClickSafety was founded in 1999 and is based in the San Francisco Bay area. ClickSafety is a subsidiary of Ascend Learning, Inc., a leading provider of technology-based educational curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. Ascend is renowned for delivering solutions that produce higher-performing student results at a lower cost, from nursing to health and fitness training to OSHA compliance and training.

About The Blue Book Building and Construction Network

The Blue Book Network has been connecting the commercial construction industry since 1913. Building from a database of more than 1,000,000 classified company listings in 560 classifications - The Blue Book Network today provides digital information and communication solutions designed to enhance the daily workflow of the entire construction industry. For more information on The Blue Book Building and Construction Network, visit thebluebook.com or call 800-431-2584.


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