What is that little extra ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside about safety training? That is, besides the great feeling of having a competent understanding of how to stay safe while getting your job done. Wait… you don’t experience the joy of having safety training that makes you ‘warm and fuzzy’?
We all know that environmental, safety and health training is an essential tool in the way organizations – and people in general – function. We also know that it provides the tools and knowledge it takes to save lives every day, allowing mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers to go home to their families day after day. But what may not be common knowledge is that safety training can be more than just training; it can help you and your company in other ways, too.
Observe – Here are 3 impertinent factors of EH&S training that may cause you to feel much better about how you and your workers train for safety on the job:
1 – Saves time
Time is money, right? EH&S training allows you and your workers to save time by helping you understand how to work safely, minimizing accidents for a more efficient workflow, allowing projects and schedules to stay on track. In addition, the type of training can save you time as well. For example, online training is a great for companies with multiple locations. It allows employees to access the training from any computer with a web browser at any time, lowering travel costs and time away from work.
2 – Saves money ($)
Yup, you read that correctly. EH&S training can help you save money. Fist of all, without safety training, your company could face some serious consequences. Safety training, measures and policies can reduce minor accidents on the job site, downtime resulting from injuries, absent employees due to injuries, filed insurance claims, and loss of money resulting from investigations into claimed injuries. Secondly, not all EH&S training is created equal. You need to find the type of training that fits your needs – for example, look at classroom training versus individual training versus onsite training to find what works best for your company so you don’t have to keep purchasing training.
3 – Increases production
How? It’s all in the content. EH&S training that utilizes technical accuracy and engaging content has proven to increase the effectiveness and retention of material among workers. And that leads to more workers knowing how to perform their job not only safely and efficiently, but within regulation with safety powers, such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). Being safe and knowing how to perform your job safely is key to a more confident and productive workforce, increasing your bottom line as well.
After reading this, are you in need of that ‘warm and fuzzy’ EH&S training for YOUR company? Well, you’re in luck, because the writer of this blog works at a company that will provide you with said training. And I would love to tell you about it.
Please direct your attention to our website, www.safetyontheweb.com, to find the training that fits your needs.
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