One of the most important factors for an effective workplace training program is having the support of management. If you are having trouble convincing management that the training is worth the investment, just show them the following sobering statistics. In fiscal year 2008, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received more than 95,000. . .
Testing your employee’s understanding of safety benefits everybody. Tests help you assess the effectiveness of your employee safety training. They help you: Measure employee understanding and retention of safe practices. Gauge the competence of each trainee. Document compliance with training regulations. Indicate where more training is needed. Identify weaknesses in your safety training program.. . .
An effective supervisor training program is crucial because a bad supervisor or even a bad decision by an otherwise good supervisor has haunted countless employers, whether it comes in the form of lower employee productivity or employee lawsuits. An area in which supervisors are vital in preventing employee lawsuits is sexual harassment. In fiscal. . .
The Spanish-speaking or Hispanic workforce increased 36 percent times faster than other ethnic groups between 1996 and 2006 and will make up more than 15 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2050, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Spanish worker training about safety will help reduce injuries and fatalities for these workers. OSHA’s. . .
What is “Certification?” Certification in the context of workplace safety and health training is verifiable documentation that training, and in some cases evaluation, of employees has taken place. Employee training and evaluation is “certified” either by the employer or a third party organization that is authorized by a regulatory agency to provide training and. . .
Safety meetings and safety talks are usually thought of as departmental or crew meetings. These frequent meetings, ranging from weekly to monthly depending upon the situation, allow the supervisor or trainer to review key safety topics, review any accidents incurred by members of the group, go over any unsafe practices observed, reaffirm the need. . .
OSHA safety training for workers and enforcement of safety rules have become an increasingly important part of every supervisor’s job. In many cases, OSHA safety training is required by law. Many regulations enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, explicitly require employers to train employees in the safety and health aspects. . .
Use of computer programs and the Internet to conduct online safety training was first recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the early 1990’s in a series of interpretation letters. In general, “OSHA believes that computer-based training programs can be used as part of an effective safety and health training program. . .
A growing number of employers are turning to online employee training for a hands-on, interactive way for employees to learn. More economical in both time and money than conventional training, this form of training has become more and more popular as Internet technology has improved and Web access has become near ubiquitous. Falling under. . .
The importance of training your employees – both new and experienced — cannot be overemphasized. Effective training of new employees results in employees who: Know what they’re doing Save time Have a good feeling about the company Get off to a good start. New Hire Orientation New hire orientation programs include showing new workers. . .