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.


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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Respirable crystalline silica training: It’s HazCom and then some!

By Abby Ferri, CSP

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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8th Graders Getting the Message About Safety and Health

They may not yet have a job yet, but eighth graders in one school district are learning valuable lessons about occupational safety and health. Get details here about an innovative partnership.

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Training Records: How to Choose an LMS that Works for You

Keeping track of training is an essential task for environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers, but it can be time-consuming and difficult to keep up with. Enter learning management systems (LMSs), electronic databases specifically designed for tracking employee training and continuing education. But if you’ve ever chosen or had to work with a poorly designed, poorly supported electronic management and tracking system of any kind, you’ll know that it’s not as simple as “computerizing everything.” You need to choose a system that works smoothly and suits your needs.

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Training Records: Here’s What Your Electronic Recordkeeping System Can Do for You

So your forklift operator forgot his training and rolled off a loading dock. Or maybe your roofing crew members got careless and didn’t wear their fall protection. Or perhaps your supervisor was in a hurry and didn’t check the air in the tank before sending workers in. Whatever happened, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) now wants to know: Did you provide these workers with the required training? When? And what did the training cover?

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First New Hampshire Safety ‘Boot Camp’ Deemed a Success

If you missed this year’s Keene State College construction safety boot camp in June, mark your calendar for a repeat of the popular program in 2017. Learn more about this unusual approach that just might work for your employees.

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Q&A: Training for Outside Sales Representatives

Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question:

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OSHA Announces Availability of $4.6 Million in Training Grants

OSHA recently announced the availability of a total of $4.6 million in funds in the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. The grants will fund the creation of in-person, hands-on training and educational programs and the development of materials for workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; and vulnerable workers who are underserved, have limited English proficiency or are temporary workers. The program is intended to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards.

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Countdown to Stand-Down: Take Action for a Successful Stand-Down

It’s time to take action as you plan a stand-down to boost awareness and prevent injuries and fatalities. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S. Air Force, the National Safety Council, and other partners are joining OSHA in an effort to reach five million workers through the 2016 Safety Stand-Down May 2-6. While the focus is primarily on falls in construction, employers in any industry are encouraged to participate.

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