Tag: Training

Faces of EHS: Matthias Krope on Practicing What You Preach in Safety

Matthias Krope began his career as a commissioning engineer for water treatment and wastewater treatment plants. After a few years spent on many construction sites, he moved to Siemens AG in 2006 for the power plant construction business unit where he started as a project engineer for chemical systems. He has passed through various stations […]

Faces of EHS: Rachel Walla-Housman on the Future of Safety Training

Rachel Walla-Housman, CSP, CIH is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist with 11 years of experience. She started her career in manufacturing and construction doing everything from field audits to industrial hygiene sampling and eventually moved on to consulting for large consulting firms. In 2017, she began working for herself as a freelance […]

How’s Your Training Program?

Do you have a strong employee safety training program? While training alone is not enough to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, it remains a key element of an effective safety and health management program. Research has shown that education and training can increase workers’ knowledge and help guide their actions and behaviors on the job. […]

Ask the Expert: OSHA’s Requirement for Yearly Training

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about the OSHA requirement for yearly training. See what the experts had to say. Q: What is the OSHA requirement for yearly training? There are […]

Back to Basics: OSHA Training Requirements

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we outline the annual OSHA training requirements for employers to remain compliant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to comply with their training requirements in the workplace, which can include […]

Ask the Expert: Fire Safety and Training

Today we’re getting answers from EHS Hero® experts on two questions related to fire safety and training, specifically in the use of hose stations, standpipes, and fire extinguishers. Read on to see what the experts had to say. Q: What are OSHA standards regarding hose stations and standpipes in facilities? Are employers required to train workers on […]

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Using Storytelling in Workplace Training

Chances are, when you hear the word “storytelling,” you think of something like children’s bedtime stories or even someone fabricating a story for some type of gain. But the term has other meanings, too. Using the art of storytelling is actually a type of communication that can be quite effective. If you think about people […]

OSHA Offers $21M in Training Grants for Workplace Hazards, Infectious Diseases

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced funding opportunities for more than $21 million in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training grants for nonprofit organizations. The first availability will provide $10 million under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 for Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, including the Coronavirus grants. To be eligible […]

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Safety Training Should Actually Make the Workplace Safer

When we look at the safety training our organizations deliver, we ask if we are compliant. We ask if we are going to get citations. We may even ask if the attendees liked the training. But there is one uncomfortable question that is not asked: Are we wasting everyone’s time?