Every year, millions of employees get injured or lose their lives due to accidents that occur at workplace. These accidents also lead to huge loss for the companies in the form of penalties. Workplace disasters usually take place due to lack of knowledge of safety processes and precautions. So, the solution is to make the employees aware of the risks.
But, as safety training is mandatory, and the information that goes into safety training is basic and routine, it is essential to think of delivering safety concepts in an interesting manner.
In this post, I will discuss a few topics on employee workplace safety and what we have done to make those courses engrossing.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
We usually think that injuries caused by slipping, tripping and falling are minor, which is not true. In certain cases, these accidents can affect people very badly for the rest of their lives. And, major injuries such as broken bones and spine and back injuries lead to medical expenses and make people unfit to work. So, if you are into manufacturing, then training your people on these accidents is a must. Realizing this, one of our clients asked us to create a course on slip, trip and fall injuries.
We have used large, high resolution images throughout the course to give a rich look and feel to the course. We created scenarios to show the accidents that can take place and present the best practices. We used interactivities such as ‘click on tabs’ and images to explain the safety practices.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 33% of workplace disorders/injuries reported are caused due to musculoskeletal disorders, and they cost around $2.02 billion to companies every year in terms of compensation.
Travel safety and safe driving
Due to globalization and business expansion, employees often need to travel. And, there are chances of personnel getting injured in travel-related accidents. Motor vehicle accidents could be fatal and can cost you heavily. A defensive driver safety program can help you in minimizing the risks, and thereby, keep your people safe on the road. It can actually be a refresher training program which can develop a deeper understanding.
We developed travel safety courses to a few of our clients with main emphasis on practical exercises. So, we used an avatar (named Surakshaveer), videos and other click-on interactivities to make the courses enriching and help employees remember the essential points for a long time.
Employee training and employee participation can greatly reduce safety-related threats or accidents. These were some of the courses that we have designed. I will share some more with you, in my next blog. Stay tuned to the 2nd post.
How do you impart effective safety training in your organization? We’d love to know.