Is Your TSDF Training Up to Date with RCRA Requirements?

One of the biggest challenges for managers of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) is hitting all the training requirements. This is because Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations for TSDFs are more stringent than those for generators or transporters and include general facility standards as well as unit-specific design and operating […]

Active Shooter in the Workplace? Use this Video to Train Employees on How to Respond

The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security announced the release of a video that provides key steps individuals should take if they encounter an active shooter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Aurora’s (Colorado) tragic shooting, along with their friends, family and community,” said Mayor Annise Parker. […]

Do You Know How To Create Effective Training Videos?

Whether it is for job-specific training, benefits enrollment, or communicating company culture, efficient onboarding is an essential part of every organization’s learning and development activities. For many businesses, onboarding also presents a unique challenge: How do you deliver time-sensitive training, tailored to a specific role, and to a small audience that may be remotely located […]

The Importance of Training in Instructional Design

“If trainers are asked to be designers, they have to be familiar with adult learning theory in instructional design if they are going to be effective,” Guilkey insists. And the same applies to subject matter experts if the task of designing a training session is assigned to them. “A lot of people being asked to […]

Video Training on Retaliation

Retaliation is now the leading basis for charges against employers. What should you be doing to avoid such charges? In the latest Compliance Corner video blog from our sister publication, HR Daily Advisor, editor Stephen Bruce explains how to reduce your risk of a lawsuit.   Looking for exciting new ways to train your supervisors? […]

How Effective Is Your EHS Classroom Training?

When it comes to training your workers—you have lots of choices. There are numerous methods and materials available to help you prepare and equip employees to better do their jobs. Indeed, with so many choices out there, it can be daunting to determine which methods to use and when to use them. Instructor-led, or classroom, […]

Train Supervisors on 5 Keys for Preventing Conflict

“The key to managing conflict isn’t just about pushing them to resolution, but also to learn how to have nicer conflicts,” said Tim Scudder, CEO of Personal Strengths USA and coauthor of Have a Nice Conflict: A Story of Finding Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places (www.haveaniceconflict.com). “As one set of conflicts is […]

Are Your Supervisors Trained to Manage Conflicts?

Management experts estimate that most supervisors and managers spend as much as a quarter or more of their valuable work time managing conflicts. Workplace conflict may be based on disagreements over work procedures, different needs and interests, clashes of personalities, or a range of other situations and circumstances that lead to confrontations between or among […]

Do Your Environmental Trainers Have Stage Fright?

Each trainer has different qualifications, experience, expertise, and methodology of training. Even trainers who are intimately familiar with a subject must properly prepare for the training session. The following guidelines are designed to review the basics of preparing trainers for learning sessions. Practice Makes Perfect Practice your presentation. The best instructors always do at least […]