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SAFETY TRAINING THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS
As a safety training series, Safety Provisions, Inc. dives into the fascinating safety details of many kinds of occupations. We train employers and employees in OSHA standards and safe practices for everything from large machinery to ergonomics. However, anyone could benefit from safety training, even if they don’t operate large machinery. Even children can successfully learn life-saving techniques. We all have bodies, and our bodies are machines. Safety trainings consistently emphasize that a person needs more than OSHA-mandated training: they need confidence. To give people that kind of confidence, a training program should offer certification along with up-to-date information. A student of safety courses should refresh their training and certification regularly: once may not be enough.
WHY INVEST IN SAFETY TRAINING?
If you’re here because it’s an emergency and you need immediate information on any of these topics, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, consider practical training and certification on these topics. Knowledge won’t save a life if you’re afraid to use it and hands-on training is more likely to offer the confidence necessary to act in an emergency. In addition to all of the training and resources, all employees should know their worksite evacuation plan in case of fire, smoke, or other emergencies. All employees should be trained on how to use a fire extinguisher.
A person shopping for safety education will find a lot of options, and many of them are reputable and valuable. The terms “course” and “seminar” have slightly different definitions in the dictionary, despite the terms being used interchangeably in common speech. In order to distinguish which is which, it is important to pay attention to how long the training will take and how thorough the information is. More important questions to ask when considering a safety course or seminar are:
- Is it in-person or online?
- Will a student get hands-on practice in the techniques?
- Does it include certification?
- Is it OSHA Aligned?
OSHA ALIGNED SAFETY TRAINING
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employers provide “medical and first aid personnel and supplies commensurate with the hazards of the workplace” (OSHA). Simply put, an employer must make sure that all of their worksites have first aid kits. They should also make sure their employees know where they are and how to use them. Employees can verify that these standards are met and report the violation if they are not.
Depending on what kinds of dangers exist on the worksite, safety training may include different or specific topics. For instance, a workplace where employees are at risk of getting substances in their eyes should have an eye-washing station. You’ll probably find safety courses or seminars on three common general topics:
- First Aid and Fire Safety
- Defensive Driving
Courses & Seminars
WHICH DO YOU NEED?
A course is a series of meetings or lectures organized to cover and convey information on a particular topic. Courses can take multiple days to complete. Multiple-day courses are more common when the information includes a lot of details, standards, and processes. Occupation-specific details transmit easier through multiple-day courses, and instructors may reiterate points to aid memory or divide the course into sections by topic and for discussion.Safety Seminars
A seminar is a conference or gathering on a particular topic and may only last a few hours. Seminars can efficiently present essential information to a large number of attendees. Information in a safety seminar may not cover every possible circumstance but it will prepare employees for all of the most common safety needs and train them on available equipment and procedures.
The Confidence in Knowing
DON’T STRESS WHEN YOU HAVE THE BEST SAFETY TRAINING
It is essential that employees receive the necessary safety training to prevent or respond to hazards or injuries while on the job. It is also crucial that employees have enough confidence in their skills to use them. That kind of confidence requires training, certification, and frequent hands-on practice. OSHA standards require that employers keep and maintain safe and healthful working conditions in the workplace. Comprehensive safety training can prevent fatalities and mitigate injuries. Employers and employees should all have the information they need to save lives. Whatever role you have in your organization, be responsible and prepared. Be familiar with the resources available to you and use them. At work, know where the emergency supplies are and make sure everyone else does too.