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.

Make a Difference This National Safety Month

“Make a Difference” is the theme of this month’s National Safety Month celebration. The National Safety Council says that you and your employees can make a significant safety difference on the job, on the road, at home, and in the community by focusing on four key safety issues this month—emergency preparedness, distracted driving, poisoning, and […]

Is Your Safety Training Up to Date?

In today’s fast moving workplace, nothing stays the same for long. That principle applies to safety hazards, too, which means that safety training has to constantly race to catch up. This Friday, our Safety Training Tips Editor offers aids to get… and keep you … up to speed. There’s no shortage of places to look […]

The 4 Elements of Effective Safety Training

What separates strong safety training from ho-hum efforts? Experts say it’s mastery of these four elements. In yesterday’s Advisor, we began a discussion of what the “Trainer’s Corner” experts in our sister publication, OSHA Compliance Advisor, say makes an effective safety trainer. Previously, we covered the preparation phase of training, specifically in deciding on what […]

Do Your Safety Trainers Need Training?

Safety trainers need to know both their subjects and the art of teaching. The first step to mastering it is knowing what and whom to teach. Here are some tips for finding out. During our lives, we all have had effective teachers. And the content they taught and behaviors they modeled made us both smarter […]

60 of the Employee and Supervisor Training Programs You Need… at One Low Flat Fee! Welcome to BLR’s New Employee Training Center

By BLR Founder and CEO Bob Brady BLR’s CEO has asked for this space today for an important announcement: If you do safety training, and you’d like to take advantage of a revolutionary new concept in how to get it done, fast, flexible and lower in cost per program than you can probably imagine, you’ll […]

Super Safety Meeting Secrets, Part 2: Training Technique

To liven up that safety meeting, remember this refrain: Personalize, relate, repeat, rephrase, and for goodness sakes, be enthusiastic!“How do I make my safety training meetings more effective and memorable?” That’s the question our training experts get repeatedly. Yesterday, we began to answer it, using guidance provided in the BLR program, Safety Meeting Repros, and […]

Super Safety Meeting Secrets, Part I: Preparation

What makes some safety meetings crackle with excitement and learning, while others just fade away? The experts offer a two-part answer.Imagine two training rooms, side by side. Both host safety training meetings. In Room A, the instructor drones on and on, doing all the talking, while trainees check their watches, look longingly at the exit, […]

Safe Lifting: The Key to Back Safety

Learning to lift safely is a major part of back safety. Here’s an article and a program to teach workers how to do it. ”With millions of workers affected by back problems and, as reported yesterday, an annual loss to business of some $60 billion due to this malady, it makes sense for employers to […]

OSHA Confined Space Training: Resources

Means available to meet OSHA’s confined space training requirements range from consultants conducting simulations to pamphlets. Here’s what you need to teach, and an option to do it “totally.”Yesterday’s Advisor began a discussion of the multiple hazards of working in confined spaces. In a space often little bigger than the worker’s body inside it, dangerous […]

Confined Spaces: How to Keep Them from Turning into Tombs

Work in confined spaces can be, and is, deadly to some 20 workers a year. Here’s what OSHA and best practices require to make working in them safer. The dairy farmer slipped his legs into the entry of the manure pit. He never much liked going down there but, after 18 years of doing so, […]