EFFECTIVE SAFETY TRAINING. For Everyone. For your consideration. The majority of accidents / injuries are related to un-safe behavior, not un-safe conditions. therefore........... The majority of safety is getting adult people to change their un-safe behavior. That’s not easy to do.
That’s not easy to do.
Let's take a moment to look at some tips for improving your training program.
Even better would be examples from your own workplace.
Show them why they should care.
One time hardly anyone showed up for a safety meeting. The invited speaker for the poorly-attended meeting asked, "Did you tell them I was coming?" "No," was the reply from the safety manager,
"It must have leaked out."
Or, for example, if you are talking about accident investigation training...........
If you are designing a training course on winter weather safety then.................
People don't want to learn from experts. They want to learn from real people who have great expertise.
Laugh at yourself along the way.
(think of the biology involved)
Videos have their place, however......
If you are discussing personal protective equipment, specifically eye protection, ask one of the employees to tell you how losing their eyesight would affect the rest of their life, from today until the end.
Ask them to describe in detail how that would affect them and their family. Don’t let them just say “It would be bad”.
They will now have a better understanding of why it is important to wear the gear.
If you are talking about vehicle clearance heights or raised boom alarms.........
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Hot load procedures
Personal protective gear
Welding & cutting
Alcohol & drug abuse
Hearing & respiratory
Fire extinguisher use
Off the job safety
Fit for duty
Cell phone / radio useTopics to Consider
Hand & power tools
Grinding & spray painting
Compressed air safety
Downed power lines
Cranes, chains & slings
Equipment danger zones
Site traffic control
Dog bite prevention
Abrasive wheel safety
Defensive drivingAdditional topics...