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The Importance of Safety Awareness Training

Posted by Area9 on Mar 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2015 there were 4,836 fatalities in the American workplace. That’s an average of more than 93 deaths a week, and 13 a day.

Of these workplace deaths, a shockingly large number are from workplace accidents and easily avoidable mistakes. The importance of safety awareness training can’t be overstated - it literally saves lives.

Safety Awareness Training Is About More Than a Certificate

Training your employees in safety awareness isn’t just about checking boxes and printing certificates. You already know there are monetary repercussions too for neglecting proper safety training (apart from the obvious moral ones).

Companies who don’t take safety seriously risk fines, legal action, and the development of bad company culture: no one wants to work for someone who doesn’t consider their well-being a priority.

So Safety Awareness Is Important. But How Do I Ensure My Employees Receive Quality Training?

nullIt’s certainly no easy feat to train thousands of employees effectively, especially while running a company at the same time. Traditional safety lectures sometimes yammer on about the same old points everyone knows. This can cause problems because an employee might skip over crucial safety knowledge they need to learn because it’s buried under all the information they already know.

But Adaptive Learning does focus on that knowledge. Adaptive Learning can shave training times down while employee-retained knowledge goes up. This is possible because of Adaptive Learning’s unique e-learning system which tracks learner progress by identifying which areas the employee excels at (and doesn’t need a refresher on), and which they still struggle with.

By focusing on the areas where an employee struggles, Adaptive Learning doesn’t waste time teaching someone something they already know. This ensures that employees have the skills and knowledge to improve workplace safety.

Adaptive Learning Is Safety Awareness Made Easy

By retaining more knowledge in areas they lack, your employees will become more aware of their weaknesses and strengths, and will learn to recognize a hazardous situation when it appears. And because employees only spent time focusing on the problem areas Adaptive Learning recognizes, they will be much more likely to avoid accidents, resulting in a happier, healthier, and more profitable workplace for all.

Keep Workers Safe Through Adaptive Learning

When it comes to the safety and compliance industries, safety is a must. But there are many other sectors where Adaptive Learning is helpful. Download this checklist to learn more.

Why Your E-learning Platform isn't Working Checklist


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