For years now, the prevailing model for active shooter training has been “Run, Hide, Fight.” While this model was critical to help people understand they have a choice, the simple reality is that “Run, Hide, Fight” is a response…and not a plan. A unique emergency preparedness method—Red Ball Drills®—seeks to fill a major gap in […]
Many organizations want to improve their safety culture in order to reduce injury rates, save money, and increase productivity. But how does a company begin to foster a culture of safety? The following are a just few key areas that go a long way toward establishing a positive safety culture in an organization.
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 […]
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 […]
Do you believe the best employee learning occurs while on the job and within the context of the work? There are well-tested steps to follow for rolling out a training solution for a large, mobile workforce.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Just a few weeks into 2019, three workers have died in Washington State, according to the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) of the Department of Labor and Industries.
Let’s say you have your workplace violence prevention plan in place, and you are conducting the training outlined in your plan. Part of the plan should include strategies for your workers to avoid harm. Here are four key tips to offer your workers should they be confronted with violence at your facility.