Mr. Sakichi Toyoda may not be a household name, but he made significant contributions to modern business. He created a textile machinery company that has now given way to one of the most influential automobile manufacturers on the market, Toyota Motor Corporation. A true innovator in his time, he is noted as being the father […]
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.
In 2015, WIRED magazine published an article that raised grave concerns among carmakers and car owners around the world. The article’s author allowed computer hackers to break in to and control his Jeep’s functions. These remote hackers were able to kill the engine and the brakes while the vehicle was travelling at 70 mph on […]
In order to be a successful EHS professional, you MUST be a strategic leader and thinker. Having these characteristics gets you recognized and heard. These abilities are a talent, but like any talent, the more you practice and perfect it, the better you will become. Now, let’s break down these six things Strategic EHS Professionals […]
Let’s face it: workplace safety training can be a struggle for trainers and trainees alike. No one wants to take time out of their day to teach about safety, and no one wants to attend training as an employee. It can be dry, tedious and long. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Break […]
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 […]
“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, […]
Imagine that you’ve been put in charge of developing a learning program for your organization. You look out over the shop floor, or the garage, or the office cubicles and you realize that your employees run the gamut of educational experiences. You have to develop a curriculum that imparts crucial health and safety training, but […]
By Karl Kapp With the advent of social media and ubiquitous technology tools, there has been a large push in some circles for an increase in informal learning. Learning that occurs between co-workers and colleagues sharing institutional knowledge and procedures seems like a great idea to strengthen bonds within the company and to help reinforce […]
Developing a comprehensive and effective training program can be a challenge. Doing it wrong can be an expensive disaster. Worse yet, a bad program can leave your workers dangerously unprepared. A good training program is a crucial component to keep workers aware of job hazards and safe from harm. It’s important to partner with a […]
The way employers enable learning and information-sharing plays an influential role in whether new employees will become safety leaders or safety liabilities.