Proactive hazard prevention programs are better than reactive incident investigations. According to a survey conducted by Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), it has been revealed that in US, more than 12 workers die every day on the job and every year more than 4.1 million workers suffer a serious job related injury or illness.
Through the same survey, it has been proved that adopting hazard prevention programs resulted in 60 % decrease in workplace deaths and injuries. It is then clear that there is a need for robust hazard prevention programs, to reduce the number of accidents.
Key elements in hazard prevention programs are management & employees participation, analyzing the workplace, adopting hazard prevention and control methods, educating and training employees on safety, Evaluation & Improvement.
Role of Safety Training
The challenging element in hazard prevention program is educating/training employees on hazard preventions and control methods.
Effective safety prevention training will result in increased efficiency & productivity, transformation in work culture, reduce workplace injuries, as well as reduction in costs.
eLearning is an easy and cost effective way for providing safety training. eLearning is also flexible in nature so Safety training can be provided through engaging content. For example interactivities, videos, simulations can be used in the course.
Here is the presentation which gives ideas in Making Safety Training Fun and Interesting.