All occupational safety and health curriculum offered by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center can be fully customized to match an organization’s specific requirements and goals, and delivered on-site by highly experienced instructors. A growing number of organizations of all sizes and industries are recognizing the many benefits of providing OSHA standards-based safety and health training that is tailored to meet the specific needs of employees in their familiar work setting.
Offering on-site safety and health training can be especially effective in raising employee awareness of workplace hazards and helping to create a safe and healthy work environment. Customized on-site safety and health training offers many advantages over off-site classroom courses, including:
Safety expertise at the worksite: Employees are able to spend time with experts in the workplace safety and health field who can tailor the training to their specific work environment and deliver courses that are relevant to their actual day to day work.
Hands-on learning: On-site training increases the impact and effectiveness of safety and health training by providing more opportunities for employees to transfer their newly acquired knowledge into action on the job during and immediately after the training.
Flexibility in location, format and scheduling: On-site training can be delivered in an office, warehouse or outdoor worksite. The training format can be half or full day workshops or ongoing modules to reduce staff time off the job and minimize disruption of work flow. On-site training can be scheduled on weekdays, nights, weekends and even holidays to accommodate various shifts and work schedules for maximum convenience and cost effectiveness.
Optimal return on investment (ROI): The potential cost to organizations in workers’ compensation claims, lost production time and OSHA fines for noncompliance makes safety training a practical return on investment, and customized on-site training allows organizations to deliver vital, life-saving safety and health information in an efficient and cost-effective way.
Increased hazard awareness and improved employee morale: Providing customized safety and health training at the worksite can not only reduce the risk of accidents and injuries by encouraging workers to pull together as a team, but also send a message that a safe and healthy workplace is important to the organization’s management, which can result in higher employee morale and increased productivity.
Providing on-site OSHA standards-based safety and health training can be a practical and cost effective strategy for improving workplace safety while maintaining compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements for a safe and healthy workplace.