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.

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 […]

Lock in ‘Unforgettable’ Lockout/Tagout Training

With a new OSHA lockout/tagout directive in place – including the statement that LOTO compliance will now be part of all OSHA programmed inspections – LOTO training has never been more important. Here’s how you can get your workplace prepared. In yesterday’s Advisor, we told you about OSHA’s new lockout/tagout (LOTO) compliance directive that instructs […]

Lockout/Tagout Directive: A Peek behind the OSHA Curtain

OSHA’s new lockout/tagout (LOTO) directive tells you how the agency is interpreting the LOTO standards – and how its inspectors will be enforcing it. Wouldn’t you love to have the inside scoop on what OSHA inspectors will be looking for when they examine your lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures? Well, you can – courtesy of the agency […]

Nail Gun Safety: What Workers Need to Know

The growth in popularity of nail guns and other powered fasteners has seen a corresponding increase in injuries—often gruesome—associated with their use. Here’s how you can help safeguard your workers. Yesterday’s Advisor chronicled the recent spike in nail gun-related injuries, which rose more than threefold between 1995 and 2005. While some of those injuries stem […]

Nail Gun Accidents – Is OSHA Missing the Point?

With a recent spike in nail gun injuries, some researchers say that many tragedies could be avoided if federal authorities would ban the fastest—and most dangerous—of the devices. Sitting in a pickup truck with a 2½-inch nail lodged in his chest, Manuel Murillo was able to call his wife on his cell phone and tell […]

Taking the Pain Out of Hearing Protection Training

MP3 music players join a long list of potential sources of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the workplace. Here are some suggestions for painlessly training your workers on the dangers of NIHL and on the proper use of hearing protection equipment. In yesterday’s Advisor, we told you about the threat of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) […]