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.

The Business Case for Shift Work Training

Today we look at the health and bottom-line costs of shift work, the ROI of shift work safety training, and at a tool that meets your training needs. Because they toil away after the “normal” workday ends and before it begins, shift workers face significant challenges, not the least of which is the disruptive effect […]

Emergency Preparedness: Survival on the Work Front and Home Front

September is National Preparedness Month, which makes this the perfect time for emergency preparedness training, beginning with our Safety Training Tips editor’s explanation of what National Preparedness Month is all about. What is National Preparedness Month? National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in […]

Get the Most from your Safety Committee

Yesterday’s Advisor explored steps you can take to ensure your employees take safety training seriously. Today we look at elements of a strong safety culture—including safety committees—and an audio conference that will help you get the most out of yours. OSHA has proclaimed that developing a strong safety culture has “the single greatest impact on […]

Is Your Safety Training a Joke?

Do your employees take your safety training seriously? Our Safety Training Tips editor tells you how to get your workers to take heed. It Starts at the Top Getting employees to take safety training seriously begins with management taking it seriously. If management’s attitude toward training is that it’s an expensive nuisance and something the […]

Brighten your Future with the Right Shades

Summer’s end does not end the danger to your eyes posed by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Today we look at why you’re still at risk, and how to protect yourself and your employees. Labor Day marks the passing of another summer. Time to put away your bathing suit, water skis, golf clubs, and those […]

What Are Podcasts, and Can I Use Them to Train?

Don’t be intimidated—podcasts are easy to create and distribute, and they can serve a useful role in your safety training program. Our Safety Training Tips editor tells you how. What is a podcast? According to Wikipedia, “A podcast is a series of digital-media files [MP3 files] which are distributed over the Internet [or an intranet] […]

The Answer to Your PPE (and Other) Training Needs

Yesterday’s Advisor reviewed an aspect of PPE that too often is given short shrift – proper maintenance. Today we look at a tool that can train your workers not only on the proper selection, use, and care of PPE, but also on more than 30 other core safety topics. Before you can select appropriate personal […]

Stretch Breaks – Quick, Easy, and Essential

In yesterday’s Advisor, we told you about the legal and economic importance of implementing ergonomics policies and practices. Today our Safety Training Tips Editor explains the value of stretch breaks. Did you know that stretching helps prevent MSDs? It’s true, and the Japanese have known it for years. Employees in many Japanese workplaces begin every […]

Essential Tips for Power Tool Safety

Power tools are a significant source of injuries both in the workplace and at home. Today, our Safety Training Tips Editor offers some key tips for using them safely. Start workers out safely with the right PPE. When employees use power tools on the job or at home, they have to think about more than […]

Is ‘Hands-On’ Safety Training Necessary?

Today our Safety Training Tips Editor explains why it is important to take your safety training sessions beyond lectures and written materials. Learning research shows that after a few days most people only remember about 10 percent of what they read, maybe 20 percent of what they hear, and perhaps 30 percent of what they […]