Training

WPA art project, Artist Robert Muchley  1936

WPA art project, Artist Robert Muchley 1936

We cannot expect our employees to comply with complicated, rules, policies and procedures without truly informing them by way of a structured training program.  This must happen in conjunction with continuous evaluation of shop floor reality.

This requires skill and practice. A satisfactory program makes sure that other workers not only understand what is expected but also why.

I have over 30 years of experience that includes training of executive staff, production employees, safety professionals, physicians and key management staff. I can offer training to employees, employers and others with a need and desire to know. This training follows principles of adult education.  This means that it is relevant to the person receiving the training, given to them in a manner they can understand and use it, and they are given an opportunity to practice the new skills.

I also offer training on how to train adults. This would be particularly useful for organizations that require supervisors to train their employees in quality, safety or production procedures. This can start the process of professional development for your supervisors.  There is nothing more fundamental to their role than being able to convey information and expectations to their employees. When supervisors have a view of themselves as trainers, they are likely to view their interactions with employees in a proactive manner. They will first seek to be certain the employee actually understood.

I can train on your site or off site at a location suitable to your group. Most often it is advisable to train on your site or another job site as the training often includes practice in a work environment. I do not offer computer based training as extensive research has shown that it has a poor record of informing employees in a way that they retain the information.

Training is available for:

OSHA compliance programs

  • Confined space entry
  • Lock out tag out (control of hazardous energy sources)
  • Fall protection (working at heights)
  • Hazard communication
  • OSHA 300 record keeping
  • Others as needed

 

Inspections – how to establish a methodical and relevant process unique to your operations

Change management

Auditing your safety program to OSHA VPP or ANSI Z10 2012 criteria

How to be an effective auditor of any program

ANSI Z10 2012 training

Basics of safety program development

Goal setting – setting goals that bring you to where you actually intend to be.

Hazard Identification – finding the risks in your operation

Review of preventative maintenance practices in relation to supporting a safety program.

Train the trainer