Training is the number one element in accident, incident, and illness avoidance. Check the articles here frequently for the latest and best tips on techniques, trends, programs and equipment. We offer explanations for group, one-one, or self-directed situations, in both general and specific work activities. Your training will be both easier and more effective if you do.
| Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
In addition to math, social studies, and English, some students in grades 7 through 12 will participate in an interactive teaching module titled Safety Matters. Find out who’s bringing the safety message into the classroom and why.
| Friday, November 6th, 2015
BLR recently partnered with ProntoForms to survey 500+ safety pros to see if technology can make safety simpler and more effective. This new infographic offers insight into the results. (Note: You can download survey results here.)
| Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a series of illustrated communication products targeted to Spanish-speaking immigrant workers to help them understand their rights to a safe workplace. The materials, titled Protéjase en el trabajo (Protect yourself at work), include four brochures, five short videos, and two posters encouraging immigrant workers to know and exercise their rights to workplace safety and health.
| Thursday, July 30th, 2015
On just his second day on the job, a 28-year-old man working on a machine to forge parts lost a fingertip in a November 2014 incident. Investigators said it could have been prevented if his employer had trained the man to properly operate the upsetter machine and if the machine had proper safety mechanisms.
| Friday, July 24th, 2015
When looking for a new job, it’s not unusual to take job security into consideration. But how often do workers think about security on the job? A recent press release from CareerBuilder® looks at how safe workers feel in their workplaces and how well they feel their companies work to ensure their security.
| Friday, July 10th, 2015
OSHA recently issued a final rule requiring construction employers to take steps to protect workers from confined space hazards. (Previously, confined space rules only applied to general industry.)
| Friday, June 19th, 2015
Organizations that leverage mobile technology in their learning functions are reaping the benefits. In fact, mobile learning, known as mLearning, offers many opportunities for trainers and employers to engage learners in the learning process. In today’s Advisor, we get expert advice on implementing an mLearning program.
| Friday, June 12th, 2015
In today’s Advisor, we present an exercise from BLR’s Training the Trainer audio presentation. This exercise allows trainees to begin to develop a training session that meets a need at their workplace. Trainees will write objectives, plan content, plan methods of encouraging participation, and develop exercises or proficiency demonstrations for evaluating participants.
| Friday, June 5th, 2015
You may already train your supervisors on how to prevent workplace violence. But should, God forbid, an incident happen in your workplace, have you trained them on how to cope with the aftermath? In today’s Advisor, we give you valuable training information on this difficult topic.
| Friday, May 29th, 2015
Initial training is certainly critical on the job, especially when it comes to safety training. But one-and-done training is not adequate for fostering continuous improvement in your organization—or continuous professional development in your employees. In today’s Advisor, we look at how one well-known international organization provides ongoing learning opportunities throughout its workforce.