The Most Effective Workplace Safety Training Programs

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Without an effective workplace safety training program, your employees will not have the tools to deal with a crisis. This could negatively affect your bottom line. Obviously, your workforce is your biggest asset. But did you know that a healthy workforce can do more than just prevent workers from accidents or falling ill? When your workplace has an efficient safety training program, turnover can be reduced and productivity and morale can be increased. Plus, it's the right thing to do.

Workplace safety training is a process aimed at providing your workforce with the knowledge and skills they need to perform their work in a way that is safe for them and their coworkers. This is essential in any type of business, not just obvious ones like manufacturing and construction. We're Turning, and our Dojo360 learning engagement platform is perfect for developing effective workplace safety training programs.

What are the advantages of a workplace safety training program?

In addition to the obvious reasons of following regulations and taking moral responsibility for your workers' safety, there are many advantages to having a well-thought-out safety training program. Here are a few:

  • Lower insurance premiums
  • Less productivity loss due to injury or illness
  • Protection from liability lawsuits
  • Higher employee satisfaction
  • Reduced worker compensation
  • Future incident prevention

How do I create an effective workplace safety training program?

We have developed our Dojo360 learning engagement platform based on our e³ philosophy, and this can be used as a guideline to create a great safety training program.

Equity is important so that every employee has the same learning experience. Whether it's a remote employee who works and trains from home or an in-house employee who trains at their desk or an employee who travels to and from the office on a regular basis, they must have an equitable learning experience. That doesn't mean they must learn the same information—different situations probably require them to learn different information. But it means they have equal access to instructors, the ability to access their training materials and modules from wherever they are at any time, and the ability to benefit from all the features that Dojo360 has to offer. Because Dojo360 meets or exceeds WCAG 2.0 standards and is built to be used by students from wherever they are, equity is built into the design.

Evidence is necessary so that instructors know where each employee is in their training. With the reports and analysis built into Dojo360, instructors, managers, or HR employees can keep track of each employee and make sure they are engaging with the training material in the required timeframe. Instructors can access every assessment question and answer and analyze when an employee needs a bit of extra attention if they are not understanding a concept or skill. Dojo360 has robust reporting and analytical tools that drive success and early intervention so every employee can pass their safety training program with flying colors.

Engagement is essential when adults are provided safety training. This means the material must hold their interest or they will not waste their time with it. Dojo360 has many features to help engage safety trainees. Content creators love the ability to create dynamic multimedia presentations. They can embed questions at intervals throughout the presentations to keep the trainees on their toes, making sure they are absorbing the information and allowing them to review a segment if they have not understood the pertinent information the first time around. Dojo360 also has gamification features like completion badges and a leaderboard that allow for friendly competition between safety trainees. This gives additional motivation for them to complete their training and do well—they want their names at the top of the leaderboard after all. This also helps employees build a friendly rapport, which is an additional asset to the company.

Workplace safety training programs are important no matter what kind of environment your employees work in. We're sure you'd like to learn more about Dojo360 and how it can help you implement the best possible workplace safety training program at your organization today.

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