Training

Knowledge at Work is an industry-leading resource for organizations seeking information on how to effectively and efficiently train workers, offering industry-leading advice and course recommendations for your organization’s industry, company size, work environment and workforce. Industry experts cover topics to help your company teach its staff and guide its workers to stay safe, healthy and on the job. Our experts also advise on training programs, keeping in mind that your place of work is unique and so are your training needs.

Make Safety Training a Value for Your Employees

Make Safety Training a Value for Your Employees

Employee health and safety seems like a “given” for most organizations. Time and money are spent ensuring workers are healthy and safe, and processes seem to be operating “ok.” But oddly enough, we still hear about injuries, illnesses, and fatalities occurring at work sites throughout the world. Why are accidents still happening, and furthermore, where […]

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Observational Learning Remains Relevant for Safety

Observational Learning Remains Relevant for Safety

“I learned it from watching you.” Does anyone remember that line from the 1987 anti-drug PSA? The commercial is a little dated, but the concept is sound. People really do learn from those around them. It’s a concept called vicarious or observational learning, defined as learning that happens indirectly through observation rather than through direct, […]

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Workplace Safety – Is Intimidation a Useful Tool?

Workplace Safety – Is Intimidation a Useful Tool?

I saw this question posed recently on a safety discussion thread,“Is intimidation a useful tool in getting people to work safely?” My thoughts? Book answer is “no – don’t intimidate”. Treat people with respect and develop trust. Through trust, people will bring forth ideas and concerns that would have otherwise been suppressed. Learning about ideas […]

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“OSHA-proofing” Your Business

“OSHA-proofing” Your Business

When I first entered the safety profession, older, more experienced professionals recommended that I consider OSHA as a potential employer. The innuendo I sensed in this advice: If I worked for OSHA, got to know influential people and learned how to work the system, I would be in a better position to protect companies from […]

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