Secrets of Effective Safety Training: 6 Steps to a Safer Workplace

Six Steps of Effective Safety Training ImageWant to know how to design, create, and deliver great safety training at work? Effective safety training? The kind of safety training that has a real effect on incident rates, driving them down? That contributes to a healthier, safer work environment?

We’ve got a pretty simple, six-step formula for success for you to follow in this article. Follow and put these six steps at work with your own safety training and you’ll watch your safety training program become more effective right before your own eyes. And as a result, your safety and health program will benefit as well. And that’s what we all want, right?

We’ve explained each step in some detail below. Enough to get started if that’s all you’re looking for. But we’ve also included links to more complete articles on the six different steps if you really want to dive deep.

That’s not all, though. We’ve also included a free Guide to Effective Safety Training download for you.

Now, let’s see how you can create more effective safety training at your work.

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8 Reasons to Add Online Safety Training at Work

Reasons to Add Online Safety Training ImagePotential customers often ask if we can provide reasons to add online safety training to their current workforce safety training program.

It’s a good question. Why just jump into a new thing if you don’t know if it will benefit your safety program or what those benefits will be?

In this article, we’ve laid out 8 solid reasons to add online safety training at work. This should show you how you’ll benefit. Our list will include some things you might have thought of, plus some things you may not have thought of.

If you finish this article and decide you want to explore this issue further, check out how How to Pitch Your Boss on Online Safety Training article, check our Health and Safety Training eLearning library and learning management system (LMS), or let us know you’d like to set up a preview or demo.

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How to Pitch Online Safety Training To Your Boss

Pitching online safety training to your bossReady to pitch online safety training to your boss at work, but not quite sure how to frame your argument?

In this article, we’ve got the information you need to make a convincing case.

Once you’ve got the OK from the boss(es), you can then begin searching for and evaluating the online safety and health training solutions that work best for your company. And we’re going to create some materials shortly to help you with that process.

But that’s the next step. For now, let’s get started on arguments for pitching online safety training to the boss. You have to get the OK first, right?

Use the comments section at the bottom if you’ve got any questions or if you’ve got some ideas of your own about this. And notice that we’ve included a free download at the bottom of this article that explains in detail 10 real benefits that 10 real customers of ours experienced after adding online training to their existing safety training solutions. You’ll be surprised at some of the things they reported.
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Evaluating and Correcting An OHSMS

Evaluating and Correcting an OHSMSIt’s time for another article in our ongoing series about occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS).

In this article, we’re going to explain what to do once you’re implemented your OHSMS, it’s in operation, and you want to monitor it, evaluate the performance, and make any corrections necessary to improve results.

In doing so, we’ll look at monitoring, measuring, and assessing your OHSMS; performing incident investigations; performing audits of the various phases of your OHSMS; taking any corrective actions necessary; and including any corrective actions in your OHSMS’s planning process and in its management review.

If you’re new to the series, or if you’d like to review, here’s what we’ve covered so far:

As a reminder, this entire series is based on ANSI Z10 (2012), the ANSI/ASSE standard on occupational health and safety management systems. We encourage you to buy a copy, which you can do here.

And with that, let’s get started.

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Pros and Cons of Different Types of Online Safety Training

Pros and Cons of Types of Online Safety Training ImageIn a recent article, we explained two primary types of online safety training solutions. They were on-demand online safety training and online safety training administered with a learning management system (LMS). In this article, we’re going to give you a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of types of online safety training solutions.

Keep in mind that we are by necessity generalizing about different individual online safety training solutions that belong to either of the two types. Within each type, you’ll find different solutions that offer entirely different features or the same features that perform in different manners. We discussed that in more detail in the article mentioned and linked above.

Also keep in mind that although we’re presenting this information in a pros and cons format, that doesn’t mean there’s any one system that’s automatically best. The purpose of knowing the two different basic types and knowing some of the pros and cons of each is simply to help you begin to find the type of online safety training that works best for you company today and in the future as well.

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Types of Online Safety Training: 2 Main Options for Employers

2 Types of Online Safety Training ImageIf your company is thinking of getting some online safety training, it would be logical to want to know more about it before you plunk down a bunch of money.

This is the first article in a series that will help you answer some common questions and help you find the type of online safety training system that’s best for your company.

In this article, we’ll look at two common types of online safety training: on-demand online safety training and online safety training that’s administered using learning management systems (LMSs).

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Evaluating Online Safety Training: 6 Crucial Steps in Your Search

Evaluating Online Safety Training Solutions ImageWe’re currently writing a series of blog posts covering topics such as Types of Online Safety Training, Pros and Cons of Different Types of Online Safety Training, Benefits of Online Safety Training, and Pitching Your Boss on Online Safety Training (if these aren’t published yet when you read this, they will be in a few days, so come back soon).

We even threw in an article that Debunks Myths about Online Safety Training to boot.

Along those lines, in this article we’re going to give a comprehensive set of tips for evaluating online safety training solutions to find the one that works best for your company.

You can use this as a roadmap for moving through the purchasing process. Kind of like an online safety training buyer’s guide.

So if you know you want to make the investment in online safety training at work, and you just need some help figuring out which system to go with, here’s your one-stop-shopping guide.

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Trenching and Excavation Training Materials: OSHA Announces Big Rises in Trenching & Excavations Deaths and Injuries

Trenching and Excavation Training Materials Example2016 was a horrible, injurious, and deathly year for trenching and excavation accidents, and as a result we’re drawing together some sobering statistics, trenching and excavation training materials, and additional trenching & excavation informational resources for you.

Let’s hope that things turn around in 2017 and we see NO injuries and fatalities related to trenching and excavation. But if that’s going to happen, we’ve all got some serious work to do to reverse trends not just from 2016 but from the past five years, as the data below will show you.

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18 Online Safety Training Myths Debunked

Online Safety Training Myths

What are your thoughts about online safety training? Do you think you believe any online safety training myths?

If you’re like a lot of folks, you’ve got some specific ideas about online safety training. Some of those may be spot-on. But others may be a bit off-target. Maybe even myths.

We’re going to take a closer look at some myths about online safety training and do a little mythbustin’. Put on your PPE and follow along.

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Improve Your Workplace Safety Record with Online Safety Training

You probably try to improve your workplace safety record every day you’re at work.

But it’s natural to give that a little more thought around the end of the year, when you’re creating some plans and goals for the next 12 months.

If you ARE thinking about improving your safety record next year, there are a number of things you could do. Maybe you’ll implement a safety and health management system, for example. That would be a good idea.

And maybe you’re thinking of improving your safety training. That would be a good idea, too. After all, safety training is a leading indicator for workplace safety.

In this article, we’re going to show you a few ways that adding online safety training at your workplace can help you create a safer, healthier workplace.

Beyond that, we encourage you to download our free Guide to Effective Safety Training, which you can get by clicking the link you just read past. We’ve also got a second free guide that explains some real-life benefits that customers of ours have experienced after adding online safety training programs at work–that’s at the bottom of this article.

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