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The 3 Essential Behaviors I Look for in My Team Members

A few weeks ago, our company held its annual strategic planning session. In a meeting of our executive team, a consultant we work with shared an insight that I want to pass along. What did he say that I found so profound? He told us that successful leaders “make it clear which behaviors are most […]

Are Your Safety Trainers Effective?

Charlotte Grove and Denise Augustine described the basic delivery methods for effective EHS training. Their presentation was modeled on the new American National Standard Institute/American Society of Safety Engineers Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training. The first criterion for ensuring effective delivery is to make sure the trainer is qualified. […]

Are You on Track with GHS Training?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has given businesses the following timetable for complying with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). May 25, 2012 to November 30, 2013 All employers that use, handle, and store chemicals must train employees how to read and interpret chemical labels and (material) safety […]

Just How Important is Safety Training?

Case studies provide real-life examples of why it is important for learners to complete safety training and apply that knowledge back on the job. Let’s look at a few. In the month of June alone, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued statements regarding citations to five companies where training might have helped […]

Do You Know the 7 Steps of OSHA’s Training Guidelines?

Step 1. Determine if training is necessary. How do you know what training is necessary—or whether training is needed at all? Before you can answer that question, you have to ask yourself: Does an OSHA regulation or other law mandate safety training? Has there been an increase in workplace accidents recently? Are new processes, procedures, […]

Are You Using PowerPoint Effectively in Your Training?

Before you sit down to create a PowerPoint presentation, think about how much of the chosen safety topic you want to cover. In many cases you won’t have time to go over everything in just one presentation. So, make a prioritized list of the key points and narrow your scope as necessary to fit the […]

Do Safety Trainers Need Training on Training?

These tips were reported on in our biweekly sister print publication, OSHA Compliance Advisor, whose ongoing “Trainer’s Corner” feature specializes in training trainers to be better at what they do. Today, and in the next Advisor, let’s look at some of these pointers. First, Preparation In training, as in so many other pursuits, “the speed […]

Hands-On Hand Safety Training

Discussing the various hand hazards your workers face and describing the safety procedures in place to protect them are both important parts of your training. But sometimes, physical demonstrations of just how hand injuries would affect workers’ lives may pack the biggest punch, so to speak. In other words, here’s a brief training exercise to […]

Does Your Safety Training Need a Hand?

Because the hands and fingers play a role in virtually every task, they are unusually vulnerable to injury. And they are also often taken for granted and not protected as well as they should be. Yet their distinctive characteristics—strength, flexibility, sensitivity, and coordination—are vital, and hand protection and safety should be a major concern for […]