Safety And Compliance Training Is Changing
Workers have the right to working conditions that are safe, to training on any hazards that are present in their workplace, to being able to review records of workplace illnesses and injuries, to file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and to be able to exercise these rights without the threat of retaliation.
Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has provided guidance for workplace safety and health training and for protecting workers. Now, employers are expected to review their training protocols, and to update their training activities, thinking outside the box to find training techniques that comply with the requirements of OSHA training standards.
Most OSHA safety training requires that the training be delivered by competent persons, that the training be structured so that employees attend group training activities, use a variety of eLearning modalities, and demonstrate their learnings from the training on the job.
Designing effective safety and compliance training requires much more than a “check the box” mindset. With so many workplace changes due to the pandemic, how can educators create training programs that are effective, and…