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.

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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What to Do if Disciplinary Action Harms Your Safety Culture

What to Do if Disciplinary Action Harms Your Safety Culture

An intriguing question was asked near the conclusion of a recent webinar, “Reinvigorating Your Incident Management Process.” “Workers received disciplinary actions (counseling) in the aftermath of a workplace safety incident. While workers may have played some role in what happened, they were placed in the sort of pressure-packed situation that would have challenged even our […]

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What to Do When Ransomware Holds Your Data Hostage

What to Do When Ransomware Holds Your Data Hostage

In early February, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles was hit by ransomware. Their data was encrypted by the malware, and their computer system was rendered useless. Hospital staff members were forced to communicate through phone and fax and keep handwritten patient records. The hospital ended up paying $17,000 in bitcoins to the hackers […]

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Safety is a Popularity Contest – Win It with These Tips

Safety is a Popularity Contest – Win It with These Tips

Companies seeking to remain profitable must continually improve their processes. Paying attention to process results and tweaking the process requires performance measurement and tracking. Having performance scrutinized isn’t always fun. Information may show one group has out-performed another. Some groups may not have done everything required. Performance metrics may negatively influence incentive payouts and promotional […]

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