More than 100 of OSHA’s current standards contain requirements for training, and a comprehensive workplace safety program needs to include training. Quality safety and health training helps prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. Effective training also encourages workers by educating and empowering them to advocate for safer working conditions.
Several factors contribute to successful training. One of the most important is ensuring that the training facilitator exhibits safety and health expertise, sound instructional skills and flexibility. OSHA has created Resource for Development and Delivery of Training to Workers to help ensure that employees receive high quality and effective training.
In effective training, participants should learn:
- How to identify the safety and health problems at their workplace,
- How to analyze the causes of these safety and health problems,
- How to bring about safer, healthier workplaces, and
- How to involve their co-workers in accomplishing all of the above.