Tag: Workplace Safety Library

Do You Use Case Studies in Your Training?

Realistic case studies during training can help demonstrate the types of ethical dilemmas that supervisors face daily. The following case study may resonate with some of your supervisors. It involves a supervisor who is faced with an ethical dilemma concerning hiring. Mary had interviewed numerous candidates for the job opening in her department. She’d finally […]

Boost Your Safety Training with Blended Learning

Blended learning is a commonsense concept that results in great learning success. In fact, a University of Tennessee study showed that a blended learning program reduced both the time and the cost of training by more than 50 percent. The same study showed a 10 percent improved result in learning outcomes compared with traditional training. […]

Could Your Safety Training Use a Boost?

If there is a constant in safety and health, it’s training. When training is done right, employees understand what you want them to understand, and they take actions that reflect what they’ve learned. Rote repetition of the lesson is not the goal. You want employees who understand and identify hazards and respond thoughtfully. Here are […]

Train Workers on What to Do in Weather Emergencies

Weather emergencies and other natural disasters can strike any workplace, often with little warning. If you and your employees are not adequately prepared for these events, the potential for a catastrophe is heightened. On the other hand, when you’ve anticipated emergency needs and prepared your employees to deal effectively with the most difficult situations, the […]

Do You Train Workers Not to Shake When the Earth Quakes?

Because earthquakes can occur at any time of year and happen suddenly, without much if any time for advance preparation, having and practicing a plan is key to helping your workers stay safe. To raise awareness, OSHA has launched a new Earthquake Preparedness and Response page. According to OSHA, most earthquake-related injuries result from collapsing […]

Convey the Right Training Information on Conveyor Safety

Train employees to follow these basic safety rules for working with and around conveyors: Keep conveyors clean at all times. Know the capacity of the conveyor system to prevent overloading. Inspect conveyors on a regular basis, and do not operate if they need repairs or are missing a guard. Never remove guards or other protective […]

Does Your Material-Handling Training Stack Up?

Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not provide much specific direction concerning safe stacking and storage, 29 CFR 1910.176(b) of the material-handling standard does generally require secure workplace storage of materials. The regulation states: “Storage of material shall not create a hazard. Bags, containers, bundles, etc., stored in tiers shall be stacked, […]

Give Your Training a Helping Hand

Trainers might inadvertently send the wrong message based on their “hand behaviors” (i.e., how they hold their hands and what they do with them during training), says Guila Muir, a trainer of trainers, facilitators, and presenters and author of Instructional Design that Soars: Shaping What You Know into Classes that Inspire (www.guilamuir.com/kite-book). “The good news […]

Train Workers to Prevent Heat Illness

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) provides heat illness prevention training to employers throughout the state. DOSH has also published the training program, in both English and Spanish, on the agency’s heat illness prevention website at www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/HeatIllnessInfo.html. The training program covers what DOSH considers to be the essential components of its heat […]

Do Your Workers Know How to Prevent Heat Illness?

In 2005, a dozen California workers died of heat illness—a toll that resulted in the promulgation of the nation’s first heat illness prevention regulation. In 2009, California/OSHA conducted more than 3,400 inspections at worksites considered “high risk” for heat illness. The agency shut down 16 worksites that posed an imminent heat hazard and issued nearly […]