Question: We have made changes to our training programs, what things should be considered for the documentation and proof of training?
Answer: Whether the training is virtual or in person, the need for documentation is the same. We have heard “if it’s not documented it wasn’t done, so document, document, document…
Here is a list of things you can include in your documentation:
Topic – such as Hazcom, LOTO, Emergency Preparedness
Agenda – what did you cover – keep details so you don’t forget
Format-online, webinar, in-person, hybrid
Name of trainer and/or company
Assessments– These are great to gauge understanding of a topic. You can create simple few questions prior to the training and feel free to review as part of the training.
Post survey on training effectiveness
Additionally, make sure there is a chance for employees to easily pose questions and give feedback.
Times are challenging but this is a good time to think outside the box and try some hybrid trainings or virtual options. Draw from your staff and keep contact during these times. You just may find some things that can improve your training programs for the future. Always feel free to contact your BWC safety staff for additional information.
Episode 186: This is a live recording of our Virtual Safety Council meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020. The topic was COVID-19: Unmasking A Novel Pathogen and it was presented by Kristen Dickerson, PhD, Statewide Health, Wellness, & Special Program Manager, OCOSH-Ohio BWC. Click here to watch a full video recording of the her presentation. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.
Welcome to our monthly newsletter for October 2020!
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[Inspiring Safety] Morale is a Leading Indicator. Jarrod Tomassi, Safety Director at Mortenson, joined us to chat about inspiring safety and what he calls “the human interface!” In this interview he gives us a key piece. He said, “Morale is the #1 key performance indicator… in a safety culture.” We couldn’t agree more! (22:04)#2 on top 10 most downloaded PCSC podcasts!
QUESTION: Since we have employees working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, do I need to be concerned about their computer workstation set-up?
ANSWER: Yes, it is important to include home-based employees into your office ergonomic program. Employees can experience discomfort from improper computer workstation set-up both in the workplace and at home. If employees are experiencing discomfort such as neck, back, shoulder, or wrist pain during the workday, adjustments need to be made before it becomes chronic and develops into a Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD). According to 2020 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, tasks that cause workplace MSDs are in the top 10 causes of disabling workplace injuries costing U.S. businesses $20 billion dollars. To help prevent MSD injuries for the home-based office employee, BWC published a YouTube video to improve employee’s comfort utilizing common household items. Click on the following link to view, BWC home office set-up.
If you would like additional resources or to request a virtual office ergonomic assessment, please contact your local BWC Ergonomist or request their service on-line at BWC Safety and Health Consulting Request. Essentially, their consultations are free to use since your BWC premiums include their services.
Episode 185: In this episode of Inspiring Safety, we’re joined by safety pro, Drew Garverick! We met Drew at OSC19 in Columbus where he participated on a featured panel discussing safety trends. He is currently an EHS/DOT Representative at PepsiCo and serves as the Vice Chair of the Education & Training Committee for the OSC & Expo. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.
Episode 183: Jarrod Tomassi, Safety Director at Mortenson, joined us to chat about inspiring safety and what he calls “the human interface!” In this interview he gives us a key piece. He said, “Morale is the #1 key performance indicator… in a safety culture.” We couldn’t agree more! For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.