Category: 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.

10 Steps to Safer Driving at Work

OSHA has joined with two other organizations to publish a 10-step recommendation to make driving at work safer. Here are the first 5 of those steps. The rest follow tomorrow.You’d think that if anyone should be trained in safe driving at work, it would be state troopers. After all, they spend some 80 percent of […]

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Repetitive Safety Training: How to Block the Boredom

How do you keep trainees from being bored by the same material presented over and over? Hint: the solution is in the packaging as well as what’s in the package. Yesterday’s Advisor made the point that repetition is a key element in safety training. Presenting a key point, key terms, or a whole lesson over […]

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Repetition in Safety Training: It Works, Works, Works

Because learning speeds and styles differ, safety trainers should build repetition and reinforcement into their programs. There are ways to do it without boring or annoying students. HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead! HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead! HeadOn. Apply directly… OK, we’ll stop before we apply a headache directly to your forehead. But […]

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Trainerman’s 19 Terrific Safety Training Tips

Jonathan Klane, aka “Trainerman,” may dress like a superhero but his safety training techniques are even more important. Here are some of his super ideas: Yesterday’s Advisor introduced us to “Trainerman,” aka safety and health trainer Johathan Klane of Klane’s Education Information Training Hub, Fairfield, Maine. Klane, who conducts safety meetings in a superhero outfit, […]

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Keeping Safety Training Interesting: How Trainerman does it.

Faster than a speeding flipchart, more powerful than a PowerPoint, “Trainerman” Jonathan Klane keeps students involved in safety training with more than a superhero suit. Here’s how. When Jonathan Klane started out in safety and health training, he did so in a suit and tie. But as the years progressed, his style changed. These days […]

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Set Your Sights on Eye Safety and Health

There’s a saying that goes “keep your eyes on the prize.” Perhaps it should be amended to “our eyes are the prize,” as that’s how great a gift vision is. This Friday, our Safety Training Tips editor celebrates Workplace Eye Safety and Health Month with ideas for keeping your eyes safe on … and off […]

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Training Hispanic Workers in Safety: Tips from the Experts

Training Hispanic workers in safety can present both linguistic and cultural challenges. Here are ideas from the experts on how to do it. “¡Peligroso! ¡No Entrar!” Imagine you’re touring a workplace and notice the sign above on a door. Would you go in? Not if you know, from taking Spanish in school or other experience, […]

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10 Steps to OSHA Scaffold Safety Compliance

Scaffold accidents are among the most tragic, so it’s no surprise that OSHA tightly regulates their use. Here are 10 steps to compliance. These days, we live and work in a vertical world. Our buildings are taller, our homes have high ceilings, and our workplaces have grown upward to hold larger equipment and to make […]

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Ladder/Scaffold Safety: The Ups and Downs

With millions working on ladders and scaffolds each day, the risks are high. Here are some ways to avoid those risks. It’s said that life has its ups and downs, and that’s certainly true of people who work on ladders and scaffolds. But for them, the downs can be especially painful. That’s led safety experts, […]

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Bloodborne Pathogens: What OSHA Says You Must Do

OSHA has specific requirements for protecting workers from bloodborne pathogen exposures … and it’s not only for healthcare workers. Here’s a summary, and a highly recommended tool, to meet the agency’s training requirement. Yesterday’s Advisor began a discussion of risks faced by the nation’s 13.5 million healthcare workers and highlighted some strategies employers are using […]

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