The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gives guidelines and requirements necessary for training employees, and imposes them particularly on companies whose employees engage in dangerous work activities. Such programs are intended to provide important lifesaving and safety education.
These programs also place a rigorous responsibility on the employers with respect to providing their employees with this information. While the process of gathering employees and presenting them with the information had its benefits this traditional approach was time consuming, and oftentimes created scheduling conflicts and the need for weekend training sessions.
Kroeschell Inc., a leader in mechanical and electrical engineering has implemented a new “e-learning” approach to maintain and enhance safety education while solving many of the problems with traditional, “logistics-heavy, classroom-style training programs that pulled employees away from projects.” The new program is online instruction through ClickSafety. Now, employees complete safety-training programs between projects on their own time. The company claims that the training is now more sophisticated and comprehensive, with greater flexibility for both employee satisfaction, and saves money and time.
While different companies may have different needs, e-Learning may be an appropriate way to train employees about safety in the workplace. As always, if you learn more about safety, you will be safer and healthier at work and at home.