What to Focus on in Workplace Safety Training

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/30/2019 - 17:12
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Workplace safety, and especially workplace safety training, can feel like a big responsibility--especially when lives are at stake. Here are just a few tips to make the task more manageable.

Crucial Topics for Workplace Safety Training

When you get right down to it, workplace safety training is a vast topic to cover. There's so much to explain and do, and so much on the line if someone misunderstands, misinterprets, or even misses the information. That's why many companies hesitate to implement training courses or seminars. But, of course, the truth is that every moment you put this off is another moment when a big, dangerous accident could occur.

Don't wait until it's too late. Be proactive about workplace safety training, and, to get started, try these simple tips.

#1: Hazards

It's difficult and time-consuming to list every hazard at your workplace (and, although you'll want to do it at some point, it's not necessarily the best place to start). Instead, work with employees on how to identify the hazards they might come into contact with. Having employees work through the process of identifying hazards can help them be more aware, and it can sometimes illuminate potential issues you didn't even realize.

#2: Questions

Don't forget that your employees can be a valuable asset when it comes to safety training. What do they want to learn? What do they already feel comfortable with? What questions do they have? Use this information to guide your selection and delivery of training material.

#3: Organization

Workplace safety training needs to be organized logically and efficiently, or else it just won't "stick." Make sure you introduce information in appropriate chunks, explain how each point or task relates to the others, and make connections, so employees feel a sense of responsibility for their safety as well as everyone else's.

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