Learning & Development

We’ve Been Polling the Safety Community, and Here’s What We Found Out About Training

The results you’re about to read about come from polls taken over the course of the past year or so and reflect the experiences of safety professionals like you in companies large and small across the country.

What is the average length of your training sessions?

30 minutes–35%
60 minutes–29%
More than 60 minutes–17%
15 minutes–13%
Less than 15 minutes–5%

Which training topic is most tricky?

Lockout/tagout–31%
Chemical Handling–26%
First Aid–6%
PPE–6%
Forklifts–3%
Something else–29%

Do you give evaluations after performing EHS training?

Yes–58%
No–42%


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Which type of interactive training method works best for your employees?

Small group discussions–60%
Quizzes–40%

What do you think will be the next BIG compliance hurdle for EHS managers?

Global EHS requirements–42%
Stricter training requirements–26%
Stricter enforcement–19%
Sustainability–13%

Have you ever submitted comments on OSHA regulations?

No–93%
Yes–7%

Do you conduct self-audits?

Yes–89%
No–11%


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Do you use safety compliance apps for your smartphone or tablet?

No–72%
Yes–28%

When was your last fire or emergency evacuation drill?

More than a year ago–33%
Within the last month–26%
Within the last 6 months–14%
Within the last year–14%
Within the last 6 months–12%