What Makes Training Most Effective? Any Ideas?

Using ANSI-ASSE Z490.1 as the guide, this post discusses steps you can take to make your safety trainging more effective in influencing worker behavior. The key is to focus on the business problem that training will help solve and the desired outcomes.

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You Have To Show The Same Video Again?!

When using training videos over and over again you have to find creative ways to engage the learners. Here are a couple of fun and novel ways to increase participation. Please share your ideas.

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Ideas To Improve Training – When Using Videos

Too many trainers use video as a crutch instead of as the useful tool it should be. When listening to a song on the radio for the first time we may remember the melody, but not the words. It’s like that with video. You need to set up the showing, and then follow up with discussion. Retention is the name of the game, so do everything you can to help learners remember the material covered.

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Yes, We Have Dust! Is That A Problem?

Many of the deadliest explosions in the past fifteen years have involved combustible dusts. To address this dangerous issue, in 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established a National Emphasis Program that included a field directive for the inspection of sites handling combustible dusts. OSHA recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to consider the option of writing a comprehensive standard on combustible dusts.

Many common solids can generate combustible dusts during cutting,

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