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Safety Training at your Fingertips: How Organizations should use mLearning

August 05, 2014 - Posted by Teri Hale

Are you ready for mLearning? The first part of this blog series should have given you some food for thought about whether and how your company might use mLearning. If you think it’s the right tool for you, let’s look at how you might design a program.

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mLearning: A Powerful Tool at the Hands of Your Organization

July 28, 2014 - Posted by Teri Hale

What is the most powerful learning tool that most of your employees carry every day? Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have become ubiquitous and incredibly powerful. Think about how you already use your device to get information. What have you learned with your mobile device?

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eLearning Provides Consistent Safety Training Domestically and Globally

April 29, 2014 - Posted by Teri Hale

“I am curious if anyone has an opinion about online safety training versus classroom training?”

This question, posted in an online health and safety discussion forum, generated a flurry of responses. Last time I checked, there were nearly 400 comments, many of them making compelling arguments on behalf of training methods on each side of the equation.

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High-performing companies invest more in training

March 25, 2014 - Posted by Teri Hale

A client of ours recently asked how many hours of safety training employees should receive each year. The answer, much like other things in life, is “it depends.”

Training requirements are influenced by a number of factors including industry type, the regulatory environment, employee tenure and senior management commitment. For example, new employees tend to have higher incident rates than their more experienced colleagues and may need extra training as part of the on-boarding process.

  • Based on our experience at UL Workplace Health & Safety, we have found that time committed to safety training varies greatly. In addition to mandatory OSHA 10-hour and OSHA 30-hour training courses, many employers provide customized training and also are moving toward the adoption of mobile applications that support moment-of-need safety training.
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Topics: eLearning, training, workplace safety, safety culture