Don’t Let Safety Get In The Way!

Safety professionals can imporve their effectiveness by taking the time to learn and understand the business goals and strategies. Being seen as an asset rather than hinderance to achieving these goals will position safety for success.

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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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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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Is Safety Training The Solution?

When an unsafe behavior or action is observed, or there is an incident one common response is to re-train those involved. The underlying assumption is that the error or behavioral choice was made due to a lack of awareness or safety training. It’s my experience that this often isn’t the case. Beginning today, we will introduce ANSI Z490.0 – 2009 and begin to look the use training and how we can make it more effective.

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