Once you hire qualified job candidates, having an on boarding and training process can help employees work safely and effectively. A continuous on boarding program will help orient employees not only to the functional details of employment, such as appropriate safety procedures, but also to the safety culture of the organization.
The orientation process should include an overview of the general facility, job-related roles and the overall culture of safety. Employees can learn, for example, about the location of emergency exits, eye wash stations and safety data sheets, and become aware of safety-related procedures, such as how to report an injury or an unsafe condition.
Whether for a new employee or someone new to a specific role or task, employers can provide useful on-the-job safety training that promotes the organization’s overall safety culture. These activities include on-the-job safety training and an orientation.
On-the-job safety training and orientation should include both skill-based and awareness-based training. This gives employees tactical knowledge and cultural awareness of why safety practices are important.
- Skill-based training demonstrates the actual hands-on procedures necessary to perform a specific task, such as operating a piece of machinery.
- Awareness-based training includes general policies, hazard recognition and expectations for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
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