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March 11, 2014

Biggest Safety Training Headaches

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Any workplace safety program is only as good as the safety training provided to employees. With that in mind, we asked safety professionals what their biggest safety training headaches are.

Here are the results:

We also asked safety pros to rate each of these responses on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being “this isn’t a headache at all,” and 10 being “a major headache.” (The first number is the average score; the second number is the percent who ranked it an 8, 9 or 10.):

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One out of three safety managers said scheduling around production was their No. 1 safety training headache.

And one of the main complaints about this from Production: Do experienced employees really need this training again?

While the answer is, “yes,” there is a way you can make scheduling easier when it involves experienced workers: Take their experience into consideration. Let them show you during the safety meeting that they know the rules. Ask employees to tell you about the safety topic. If they can do that, their safety training doesn’t need to take as long as that for unseasoned workers.

One in four safety managers told us their biggest safety training headache was keeping the sessions fresh and finding new ideas on how to present material.

Here are some ideas from other safety pros:

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