Training

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.


OSHA’s Antiretaliation Program Guidelines: Recommended Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) approach to investigating whistleblower complaints—something it is authorized to do under 22 separate government standards—is very similar to its approach to investigating reports of reported safety and health compliance issues. In issuing its recent guidelines for establishing antiretaliation programs, OSHA outlines program elements that will look very familiar to anyone who has used other OSHA guidelines. One similarity is OSHA’s recommendation that such programs include training for management and workers.

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Budget-Conscious Safety: When Training Just Isn’t in the Budget

Yesterday we looked at some ways to make the workplace safer even when major capital improvements or equipment purchases are just not in the cards. Today we’ll look at another area that tends to get back-burnered when funds run low: training. Training is not just a matter of cash outlay, it’s also a matter of scheduling and pulling workers from production.

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Watch that First Day—It’s a Doozy!

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It was electrician Leo Micheletto’s first day on the job at Advanced Mobility in Monee, Illinois. The 58-year-old worker was working underneath one of the mobile medical units manufactured by the company when another worker accidentally pierced the hydraulic line on one of the jacks holding the trailer up. The trailer fell on Micheletto, causing fatal crushing injuries.

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Six Safety Training Objectives for Workers with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

At one time, workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) who were capable of working did so in sheltered workshop-type environments—but that is changing. Employers in many industries now hire workers with intellectual or developmental disabilities to work in integrated environments. These workers may not be able to complete the same training courses as other workers with respect to occupational safety and health, but targeted training can help them develop the skill sets they need to stay safe, even if they have to deal with workplace changes or unexpected situations.

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Eight Core Safety Competencies for Workers with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

If you employ workers with intellectual or developmental disabilities, you’re dealing with a population that needs some targeted attention in order to prevent injuries. These workers are often found in light manufacturing, recycling, assembly, janitorial tasks, industrial laundries, landscaping services, and warehouse work—jobs that don’t require high-level skills but that pose a higher-than-average injury risk. What can you do to reduce the risk for these workers?

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UST Class C Training Checkup

Environment, health and safety (EHS) managers are often tasked with managing underground storage tank (UST) systems. It’s no wonder that with three classes of UST operators to deal with, a recent report shows that the most common violation found during UST inspections involves training. Yesterday we reviewed that report, and today we will offer some tips for training Class C UST operators—those who are on the front line of potential UST spills and releases.

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UST Training Coming Up Short

Environment, health and safety (EHS) managers are often tasked with managing underground storage tank (UST) systems. It’s no wonder that with three classes of UST operators to deal with, a recent report shows that the most common violation found during UST inspections involves training. Today we’ll take a look at the report, and tomorrow we will offer some tips for training Class C UST operators—those who are on the front line of potential spills.

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New NIOSH Curriculum Aimed at Workers with Intellectual Disabilities

If you employ workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, they could be at higher risk of injury than the rest of your workforce. Keep reading for information on an important new training resource created for these employees.

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Respirable Crystalline Silica Training: It’s HazCom and Then Some!

Did you know that OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) standard adds to your Hazard Communication training requirements? It requires your training to be a bit lengthier than usual by specifying topics to be covered in training for employees who are exposed to RCS.

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OSHA Announces Training Grant Recipients

OSHA has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 77 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will provide training and education for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. They will also inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act.

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