Training Options for Employers

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Back in the day, you could hand someone the keys, show them how the levers worked…. and they were considered “trained”. Experience gained “On-the-job”, was pretty much the only training that new employees would receive. Sometimes, if they were lucky, one of the “old-timers” would take them under their wings and share a few “tricks-of-the-trade” with them. If they weren’t lucky, their training was based on trial-and-error, and their only protection was common sense and good judgment. In either case, prior to 1998, employee training was, for the most part, non-existent. Training looks a lot different and, because of updated OSHA regulations and improved technology, the workplace has become much safer. Training that was once done in a classroom can now be done on a computer or a smart phone. To choose the right training, you’ll need to look at the pro’s and con’s of each method; assess your company’s workforce;  and assess your company’s training needs.  The truth is, regardless of which method you choose, there are really only two questions that matter. The first is, “is the training compliant?” and the second is, “did they get it?”. OSHA would rule, in most cases, that the training was not compliant. The “Fire Protection standard (1910.155), for example, defines training as  the process of “making proficient” through instruction and hands-on practice in the operation of tools and equipment (including respiratory protection equipment) that are expected to be used during the performance of assigned duties. Most OSHA standards follow this same model.

ONLINE TRAINING

PROS:
1. Online training allows employees to study and to learn at their own pace
2. Online training can be done from work or at home
3. Online training includes quizzes and tests
4. Online training is easy to update when regulations and proceedures change.
CONS:
1. It requires the use of technology which can be challenging for older employees
2. some employees are easily distracted

INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING

PROS:
1. Instructor-led training is the only training that fully meets the training requirements when OSHA regulations require "hands on" training and operator evaluation.
2. It can also be modified to include site specific and machine specific training requirements
3. The employee can stop the Trainer when have a question about the material
CONS:
1. Is more expensive than video and online training
2. It can be difficult to schedule refresher training and training for new employees

OSHA Training & Services:

  • Forklift Certification and Training
  • Boom Lift and Man Lift Training
  • Scissor Lift Training
  • Telescopic Handler Training
  • Safety Audits & Inspections
  • Written Safety & Health Programs
  • Manual & Electric Pallet Jacks
  • Cranes & Derricks 
  • Rigger I and Rigger II
  • Toolbox Safety Meetings 
  • Competent Person Training 
  • OSHA 10 Hour & OSHA 30 Hour Classes
  • Confined Space & Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Office & Warehouse Safety
  • Reach Trucks & Order Pickers
  • Rough Terrain & Trailer Mounted Forklifts
  • Fall Protection
  • Walking, Working Surfaces
  • Ladder Safety
  • Excavation, Trenching & Shoring
  • Material Handling & Storage
  • Hazard Communication/GHS (Global Harmonized System)
  • Mock OSHA Inspections
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Welding, Cutting & Brazing
  • Electrical Safety
  • Record Keeping & Reporting
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Fire Protection & Prevention
  • Signs, Signals & Barricades
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Scaffolds
  • Tools – Hand & Power

Our Most Popular Training:

  • Forklift Certification & Training
  • Boom Lift & Scissor Lift Training
  • Telescopic Handler Training
  • Crane & Rigger Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space
  • Excavation, Trenching & Shoring
  • Competent Person Training and
  • Train the Trainer