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E-Learning 101 for Safety Professionals


E-Learning programs have experienced a significant rise in popularity in recent years as people from all over the world and from all walks of life begin to appreciate the advantages offered by learning online. Although the approach has become extremely popular among students of all types due to its convenience, E-Learning is also very effective.

A meta-analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Education found that students in online conditions performed better than students who learned the identical material through traditional classroom instruction.

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.Com Safety Blogs: Online Sources for Blue-Collar Industries

In a recent post, we looked at .gov safety blogs on the net. Many others exist that you shouldn't overlook, especially when considering how wide the need is for safety information in the workplace.

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.Gov Safety Blogs: Online Sources for Blue-Collar Industries

As a manager in a blue-collar industry, you're perhaps a bit frustrated lately trying to find reliable information online about safety in the workplace. With literally hundreds of blogs out there about workplace safety, which ones can you rely on?

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The Advantages of Visual Aids for Safety Training

The challenge of delivering safety presentations to employees is keeping their attention while providing the information they need to retain. Employees are often sleepy, distracted by other employees, checking email on their smart phone, texting, or they believe they already know everything about the presentation. Since safety is not known for being a sexy subject, visual aids can help increase the level of interest for the learner.

The Benefits of Visual Aids

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With 2014 behind us and 2015 ahead, this is a good time to review your company's safety key performance indicators in order to implement program improvements. For the year 2013 (most recent publication at time of blog publication), private industry employers reported just over 3 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the workplace. This resulted in an incidence rate of 3.3 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, as reported in the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Monitoring and continual improvement of safety training and safety program goals are an ongoing process to ensure employee injury and illness incidence rates improve year after year. A good benchmark for safety goals is the Survey of Occupation Injuries and Illness.

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