Many of us have probably sat through safety moments at one job or another. These are brief periods of time taken—often at the start of the day or the beginning of a meeting—to discuss some topic related to safety. Experience often shows that some safety moments are less than impactful.
Yesterday’s Advisor revealed four methods for becoming a better trainer—and a key component was trainee feedback on your sessions. If those evaluations are telling you that you must breathe some new life into your training, here are some positive steps to take.
As spring blooms across the country, outdoor work becomes more common. Today, we consider how a tree-trimming accident led to a fatality and OSHA’s safety recommendations for tree-trimming activities.
Safety trainers must be experts in their subject areas, but they also must be adept at teaching those subjects. Transferring expertise to trainees is both a skill and an art—here are some tips on effective safety training.
If you employ drivers, they probably recognize the importance of seat belts. But do they go so far as to consider them personal protective equipment (PPE)? Today, we’re providing training information regarding seat belt use that is valuable not just for those who drive for a living but for any of your employees who drive—which […]
If you have employees who handle hazardous wastes, decontamination is a vital process. Removing or neutralizing contaminants that have accumulated on personnel and equipment is a critical safety topic, and today’s Advisor presents vital training information on permeation factors and decontamination methods.
Following safety regulations isn’t just the right thing to do—it keeps employers on the right side of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement. And it saves money by avoiding fines, legal fees, and more. OSHA loves to cite a lack of training, and these case studies showcase just how expensive an ineffective (or nonexistent) […]
Yesterday’s Advisor presented safety training tips for preventing amputations in the workplace. Today, we cover another much more common safety hazard that can be mitigated through proper training: slips, trips, and falls.
Yesterday’s Advisor busted some myths about heat-related illness; today, we’ll look at some factors affecting an employee’s ability to return to work following a heat illness incident. Protecting workers from sweltering temperatures is a critical issue during the months of July and August—and OSHA is ramping up its awareness and enforcement efforts this year. Be […]
Today’s Advisor reports on a lawsuit brought by a nurse against her employer for alleged inadequate training on how to treat Ebola safely.