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.

Stormwater Stumbles: Costly Citations Persist for Monitoring and Training

During the first half of 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement record has proven that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite shifting priorities and upheaval regarding the scope of the Agency’s jurisdiction over waters of the United States (WOTUS), the EPA has quietly continued to issue hefty fines […]

Safety consultant, contractor office

Who Needs to Train Your Onsite Consultant on Safety Issues?

If you have a third-party consultant with an office space onsite, you may have a lot of questions about how this employee needs to receive appropriate safety training. How do you classify him or her when it comes to required trainings such as Hazard Communication? Since he or she isn’t a temporary employee, do they […]

Cleaning supplies, solvents, chemicals

Cleaning Solvents: Who Needs HazCom Training?

Chemical exposure is a big safety and environmental hazard. But for a lot of facilities, the only chemicals they regularly use are cleaning supplies. However, only some employees (such as janitorial or facilities management staff) may be using stronger solvents, while other materials are being used by all employees throughout the entire workforce. So, who […]

Training on the floor

A Three-Point Safety Training Approach

Developing an effective training program is a challenge that affects most safety professionals. A proper balance of time constraints, production schedules, multiple shifts, and individual learning styles drives the effectiveness of any training program. As safety professionals, we must develop training that provides relevant and pertinent information while addressing all the aforementioned challenges.

Safety ninja kick

Get Black Belt Insights from the Safety Training Ninja! (Part 2 of 2)

For those who prefer to read rather than to listen, here is a continuation of the transcript of our recent EHS on Tap podcast episode with Regina McMichael, president of the Learning Factory and the Safety Training Ninja. Read on for more insightful safety training engagement tips from Regina, plus be sure to catch her […]

Safety ninja flying kick

Get Black Belt Insights from the Safety Training Ninja! (Part 1 of 2)

Do you prefer to read rather than listen? If so, you won’t miss out on our latest episode of EHS on Tap! Read the transcript of our latest podcast, where we have a chat with Regina McMichael, president of the Learning Factory and the Safety Training Ninja, about how safety professionals can make their training […]

Workplace bullying, violence

Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium 2019: How Does Your Company Address Bullying and Harassment?

At BLR’s 2019 Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium, taking place March 14–15 in San Antonio, Texas, Catherine Mattice-Zundel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, founder and CEO of Civility Partners, delivered a session urging employers to broaden their approach to workplace violence prevention and take proactive steps to address incivility, bullying, and harassment before they escalate to more severe forms […]