While you can't prevent OSHA inspectors from showing up at your door, you can be prepared for them.
Whether you're a novice or an experienced trainer, it's helpful to periodically review some tips for making training programs impressive as well as effective.
For many adults, sitting in a training classroom is something to be avoided at all costs. However, training is a necessary part of today's workplace.
It's hard enough to prepare and present training programs, but a trainer's job is not complete until the training is documented.
A haphazard approach to training can leave workers confused about what they were supposed to have learned; and more importantly, they won’t be comfortable with or capable of putting training content to use on the job.
When employers schedule training, they should be aware that they may have to meet certain other obligations that might not be so obvious.
More than 90 million Americans spend their days on the job. Yet, until 1970, no uniform and comprehensive provisions existed for their protection against workplace safety and health hazards.
In general, adults take responsibility for their own learning. There are several characteristics of adult learners:
Whenever a new employee comes on board, there is a period of training and learning in which the new employee learns about the company’s safety and health programs, emergency action plans, fire protection policy, and any other safety-related issues that the employee must know.
A record of current training, inclusive of the preceding three years, must be created and retained by each hazmat employer for each hazmat employee for as long as that employee is employed by the employer as a hazmat employee and for 90 days there after.