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 if my Employees ‘Flunk’ a Training Quiz?

Just because you train your employees, it doesn’t mean that they will “get it,” at least not right away. Today our Safety Training Tips editor talks about what to do if an employee fails important safety-training testing. Failure is not an option. When you’re dealing with safety and health training, lives could depend on all […]

Defensive Driving: Look! No Hands!

Yesterday we looked at 10 safe-driving tips from the veteran drivers/editors at edmunds.com. Today we’ll look at some additional defensive-driving tips from our Safety Training Tips editor — and at a “hands-off” training tool that will drive home safe-driving techniques to your workforce. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of accidental death in […]

10 Tips to Prevent Employee Car Accidents

The veteran drivers/editors at edmunds.com have seen it all. Noted for their car ratings and reviews, here they parcel out their experience into 10 tips that can help keep your employees safe on the road. As an experienced safety professional, you are no doubt aware that the biggest risk facing your employees every day is […]

Don’t Gamble on LOTO Training: Here’s a Lock

Yesterday we looked at the safety measures outlined in 29 CFR 1910.147. Control of Hazardous Energy—better known as OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard). Today we’ll delve into the training requirements of that standard. The importance of lockout/tagout (LOTO) training cannot be overemphasized. Consider: Compliance with the LOTO standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each […]

Lockout/Tagout Safety Essentials

It’s easy to assume that machines are safe once they have been shut down. But that assumption often leads to tragedy. Here are some key aspects of OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard that can help safeguard your workforce Veteran safety professionals know that simply turning off or unplugging a machine before maintenance, repairs, or retooling is not […]

Training and Motivating Older Workers

Let’s face it – the workforce is aging. Our Safety Training Tips editor provides some tips for keeping older workers motivated – and safe. Look around your workplace and chances are you’ll see more photos of grandchildren on desks and at workstations than ever before. All those late middle-aged and older workers need training and […]

Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Who and How

Today we look at the training requirements of OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard, and at a tool that can help you meet those training mandates. Yesterday’s Advisor reviewed the surprisingly large number of occupations and tasks that entail risks from bloodborne pathogens (BBPs). We looked at measures you can take to limit your employees’ exposure to […]

Bloodborne Pathogens: What Employers MUST Do

The dangers of bloodborne pathogens extend far beyond the realms of health care and emergency response. Here’s what OSHA says you must do to protect your workforce. Regular readers of this column know that we harp on the fact that the dangers of bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) are not limited to healthcare workers. Many other employees […]

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 […]