The importance of training your employees before exposing them to hazards
Oct17

The importance of training your employees before exposing them to hazards

Recently, I delivered an infection control course. At the start of the course, I asked what they knew about the topic and what they expected to gain from it. In a class of 12, only 1 had been trained on infection control so she had a good idea of what the course was about. The others thought I was going to tell them about food hygiene or pest control. And many of them had worked for years at the organisation carrying out tasks that...

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4 easy non-training options to improve safety performance
Apr29

4 easy non-training options to improve safety performance

Last week, I talked about how to improve safety procedures by identifying training needs. A gentle reminder:). I also talked about how management may need to make changes to improve safety performance.  Today, I am sharing non-training options in 4 easy steps. These steps will also help you identify your training needs if the identified non-training options are not in place. Step 1: Do you have adequate resources and support? If no,...

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3 easy steps to assess your employees training needs
Apr22

3 easy steps to assess your employees training needs

Do you naturally assume your employees need training when they fail to use safe procedures? It is very possible that training might not be the solution. It is also possible that management may need to correct existing hazards by identifying and implementing additional or new control measures. Management may also need to provide adequate resources to work safely and enforce the organization’s safety rules. No amount of training...

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