Make It Stick! Using Toolbox Talks to Reinforce Your Compliance Training

Toolbox talks, conducted on a regular basis (sometimes daily) by industrial organizations, can be a great way to raise safety awareness on the job.  Too often, however, they are held for the sake of being held. There’s often a lack of direction and goals in these talks. One way to give them more meaning and […]

“And the Answer Is …” How to Make Your Plant-Wide Compliance Training Stick (Part 2)

In our last issue we looked at the value of using games as a better option for doing required compliance training since games take advantage of established principles of adult-learning theory.  Remember, the amount of information adults assimilate and retain is in direct proportion to the amount of fun they are having during the learning […]

“And the Answer Is …” How to Make Your Plant-Wide Compliance Training Stick

Last issue we exposed the utter ineffectiveness (can we say uselessness?) in the way we normally deliver our required compliance training. Whether that entails reading reams of PowerPoint slides to an audience (in say a plant-wide meeting), or letting them read those same reams of slides on their own (via online training), there is nothing […]

Make it Stick! How to Make Your Compliance Training Memorable and Meaningful

We’ve started another year, and that can only mean one thing. Yep, you guessed it – another round of required compliance training for our employees. At least in the U.S., OSHA standards require every industrial organization to provide compliance training on certain workplace hazards and emergency procedures that may impact employees. One of the great […]

Opportunity is Always Knocking (But Sometimes You Have to Move the Door!)

One of the keys to growing a safety culture is to build levels of employee engagement. The reason for that is that the more engaged front-line employees are, the more ownership they assume for their work domain. And the more ownership they assume, the more they begin to lead safety as “owners” instead of following […]