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 101

By Bridget Miller

While OSHA is practically a household word, not everyone knows how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is administered or what powers it has. Let’s take a look.

Safety and Health Curriculum Coming to U.S. Classrooms

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.

Infographic: Can Technology Make Safety Simpler?

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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.)

New NIOSH Resources Focus on Hispanic Workers

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.

Preventing Amputations: Training

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.

Survey—25% of Workers Unsure of How to Protect Themselves in a Workplace Emergency

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.

Check Out the New Confined Spaces in Construction Infographic!

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.)

How to Make mLearning Work for Workforce Training

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.

Train Your Trainers on How to Develop Effective Training Sessions

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.

Train Supervisors to Cope with the Aftermath of Workplace Violence

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.