Back in 2003, I contributed to an article in Occupational Hazards magazine about the unique safety issues facing women at work. Reading through this article reminds me that progress has been slow and we still have much work to do. If you are interested in reading it, click here.
Training and re-training should not be used as a punishment and often, training is not the answer for a variety of safety problems. If training is thought of as a punishment, any future new training you try to get the workforce excited about will not be seen in a positive light.
A recent article in Popular Mechanics talked about how the coronavirus image we are all so used to seeing by now was created by the CDC and while reading it, I noticed several key facts related to the use of images in safety training.
Workflow learning can push training delivery beyond the walls of the training classroom. This makes it more realistic, more applicable to the trainees’ world and therefore more likely to be remembered and since all training is wasted if it isn’t retained, this is key.
Fire Prevention Week just ended but many safety and health professionals pay extra attention to fire prevention for the whole month of October. Here is a limited time offer to get a free download of Five for Fire - a collection of activities for Fire Prevention Month.
"Getting People to think Your Idea is Their Idea" is something that many safety people need to do every day in order to be successful in their jobs. I love to combine ideas from other fields and apply them to safety and this book has some good advice for pitching ideas to the people we work with either occasionally or every day.