HR Management & Compliance

Make Your Safety Training Program OSHA-Compliant

Many industrial jobs require employees to have specialized knowledge and skills, and to be prepared to deal with a special set of serious hazard exposures. OSHA-mandated specialized training requirements are found in a number of standards. For example:

  • Hazard communication of chemical, carcinogen, and radiation hazards (29 CFR 1910.1200)
  • Combustible dust (29 CFR 1910.22, 269, 272, 307, 1200; General Duty Clause; proposed combustible dust standard on OSHA regulatory agenda)
  • Noise (29 CFR 1910.95)
  • Flammable/combustible liquids (29 CFR 1910.106)
  • PPE (29 CFR 1910, Subpart I)
  • Warning signs (29 CFR 1910.145)
  • Confined spaces (29 CFR 1910.146)
  • Lockout/tagout (29 CFR 1910.147)
  • Powered industrial trucks (29 CFR 1910.178)
  • Machine guarding (29 CFR 1910, Subpart O)
  • Welding (29 CFR 1910, Subpart Q)
  • Electrical (29 CFR 1910, Subpart S)
  • Asbestos (29 CFR 1910.1001)
  • Bloodborne pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030)

Each of these standards has specific training requirements to ensure that employees fully understand hazards and protections.

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New Hire Safety Onboarding

New hire safety onboarding is a documented process or schedule of activities to introduce new employees to the organization’s safety system.

“We know from research that onboarding is a valuable tool that leads to very positive outcomes such as higher job satisfaction, better job performance, greater commitment to the organization, and a reduction in stress and the intent to quit,” says Michael Lawrence of Summit Safety Technologies and a frequent presenter of BLR safety webinars.

If people don’t understand what’s expected of them or what the regulations are, it can be frustrating for supervisors and coworkers and downright dangerous for new workers.

Successful safety orientation decreases the risk of injury and lost work time. To achieve desired results orientation should include discussion of:

  • Safety organization
  • Safety culture
  • Expectations
  • General and specific safety rules and reasons for each rule
  • How to report safety incidents
  • Safety training courses to complete and when
  • Hazard recognition and reporting
  • Specific hazards of the job as well as other areas
  • Safe behavior as a requirement for employment
  • Emergency procedures
  • Location of first-aid stations
  • Health and safety responsibilities, including those specified by legislation
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • OSHA rights and responsibilities

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Train for Compliance—and for Safety’s Sake

Unlike many training solutions available on the market today, BLR’s TrainingToday courses are routinely reviewed and updated to reflect changes in federal regulations or best practices. Each training course is developed by BLR lawyers, industry experts, and instructional designers who have experience across a wealth of industries, topics, and compliance areas.

Courses keep participants interested with engaging audio, built-in exercises, and key points to remember. At the completion of every course, individuals take a quiz designed to test for competency in all the course material presented. Quiz results and course completion times are automatically recorded.

Every course can be tailored with supporting and custom documents. BLR provides supporting documents for courses that include complete slide show notes and the answer key for the included quiz. As the administrator, you have the option of displaying uploaded documents and requiring review before the session begins. This is especially useful for company policies or worksite-specific information. Supporting materials can be added, edited, or removed at any time.

With only a few minutes’ setup, your company will have a complete Web-based training program with professionally developed courses, employee testing capabilities, and systematic documentation of employee training sessions and scores. And remember, BLR Employee Training Center courses can be delivered at individual employee desks, in computer centers, at training kiosks, or even in a classroom.

No wonder BLR’s TrainingToday was named “Best Workforce Training Solution” by the Software Information Industry Association. It can help you launch a cost-effective and successful employee training program.

We urge you to sign up for a no-obligation demo by visiting the award-winning TrainingToday. Or, feel free to call our customer service people toll-free at 866-696-4827.

Get Serious About Training!

Whether you’re training employees about on- or off-the-job training—or a whole range of other vital workplace safety and health topics—you have a friend in BLR. We can make training easier for you—and inexpensive for your employer.

Show your employees how serious you are about safety training by giving them access to dozens of prepared safety training sessions with the extensive Workplace Safety Library at BLR’s TrainingToday.

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