Did you know that 4,547 workers were killed on the job in 2010 alone? That’s more than 87 people a week, or more than 12 deaths every single day! The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a subdivision of the United States Department of Labor, strives to assure safe working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standard by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.
An effective training program can not only reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by accidents in the workplace, but can also reduce property damage, legal liability, illnesses, workers’ compensation claims (workers’ comp is responsible for a loss of $53 billion every year), and missed time from work.
The training program process is as follows:
- Determine if training is needed.
- Identify training needs.
- Identify goals and objectives.
- Develop learning activities.
- Conduct the training.
- Evaluate program effectiveness.
- Improve the program.
- Align training with job tasks.
If you have decided that your business would benefit from implementing an official training program, consider your options regarding video training. This type of training is extremely valuable for training employees in remote locations, creating a self-paced and relaxed learning environment, and lowering trainer fees or travel costs.