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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

ROI of safety training depends on learner engagement

February 10, 2014 - Posted by Holly Howell

During a recent webinar, we discussed how to measure the return on your organization’s investment in customized safety training content in comparison to generic eLearning content.

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Topics: eLearning, training, workplace safety, Featured, EHS, human resources, safety culture

Millennials rank personal safety as top workplace issue

November 05, 2013 - Posted by Hannah.Ubl

In this two-part feature, guest author Hannah Ubl, generational expert at BridgeWorks, explores how generational differences play out in the workplace.

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Topics: eLearning, training, workplace safety, Featured, occupational safety, safety culture

Safety for temporary employees: whose job is it?

February 15, 2013 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2011 there were just over 2.8 million temporary workers in the U.S. -- about 2.3 percent of the workforce that year. “Temps” are classified by BLS under Temporary Help Services (NAICS 56132).

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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, Featured, industrial, occupational safety, injury prevention, EHS, employees, safety culture, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor