Tag: Workplace Safety Library

Are You Training Supervisors on These 2 Safety Best Practices?

  As the key interface between management and line employees, the frontline supervisor is considered by many to play a pivotal part in worker protection. Indeed, Craig Hamelund, a safety specialist and educator with Oregon OSHA, says the agency “holds the position of safety supervisor in the highest regard because they are the primary connection […]

Train Employees to Prepare For and Drive Safely in Winter Weather

  The past few winters have been daunting for those of us who commute to work, especially in the Northeast and other parts of the country that have experienced significant rain-, wind-, and snowstorms. It is late fall, and winter is just around the corner, so we need to prepare. Because vehicle crashes are a […]

Are You Training Your Workers to Avoid the Leading Cause of Employee Fatality?

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says more than 2.5 million people went to emergency departments, and about 200,000 were hospitalized due to vehicle crashes in 2012. Indeed, crashes remain the leading cause of employee fatality. What can you do to reverse this trend? Start with training on essential information. According to […]

Load up on Loading Dock Safety Training for the Holidays

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for retailers and all of the other companies that feed into the holiday retail frenzy. This means that while the cash registers are buzzing in the front, the loading docks are buzzing in the back as well as at countless suppliers. Keep these areas—where workers, […]

Are You Loading Up on Loading Dock Safety Training for the Holidays?

  Although holiday shopping seems to start earlier and earlier each year, the “official” start of the holiday shopping season is still the day after Thanksgiving. If your organization involves shipping services and is affected by the busy holiday season, this is a good time for loading dock safety training. Your training may be: Initial […]

3 More Rs for Effective Repeat Training

  A truly effective safety program is one that encourages continual learning and improvement. Here’s how to create a training program that consistently reinforces your safety training. Revise. The information you gave to workers may go out of date quickly, or conditions in the workplace may change after training is completed. Are you changing out […]

R U Using these 3 Rs to Make Initial Training Effective?

  Workers don’t need you to put on a Broadway-quality song-and-dance routine every time they need training. What workers really need is for you to give them what they need to know to do their jobs, in a way that they can understand. So, when you’re planning your training sessions, focus on these three Rs: […]

Train Managers on these 23 Motivational Tips

Train your managers to use these motivational tips for their personal motivation as well as passing them on to employees. No matter what you do for a living, the key to success is motivating yourself, each and every day, according to Geoffrey James. “Most people don’t realize that motivation mostly emerges from minor changes in […]

Do Your Managers Know How to Reward and Motivate Employees?

Many companies do not provide training to managers and supervisors on their recognition and reward programs, says Kimberly Abel, vice president of Employee Solutions for Maritz Motivation Solutions. In fact, only 25 percent of employers formally train their managers and leaders on workforce recognition and practices, she says, citing research from WorldatWork. “Unfortunately, it’s still […]

Case Studies Bring the Real World into Your Training

Managers who supervise telecommuters need to know whether their employees are putting in the required hours and/or getting their work done at home. However, managers also need to be aware of whether telecommuters are taking enough breaks from their sedentary work. A recent court case demonstrates some of the important implications that must be considered […]