Softcover, 144 pages
Current estimates state that 80-90 percent of accidents are caused by unsafe acts, pointing out the fact that safety training is critical for workers, especially in preventing hazardous actions. Hazard Prevention Through Effective Safety and Health Training sets out the training requirements created by various governmental agencies, including the EPA, NIOSH, DEA, ANSI, and especially OSHA, which has over 100 standards containing training requirements, There is also training for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officers.
Based on selected chapters The Safety Professionals Handbook, 2nd edition, it includes a detailed, and thoughtful discussion of ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009, “Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training,” based on workplace experience.
Other topics include:
Types of training and skill sets for trainers
How adults learn and how to increase learner motivation
Making training more interactive through collaborative and active learning techniques
Importance of lesson plans
OSHA requirement for documentation and record keeping
Distinction between training and education
Selection of training staff
Cost analysis and budgeting, performance criteria and benchmarking and best practices are also examined in depth.
All this information, both regulatory and practical, will help students understand the myriad ways that training workers in health and safety will help to prevent accidents and injuries and also save on the company’s bottom line.
Attention Instructors: Desk copies of this textbook are available to instructors upon request who are considering the book for course adoption.
An Instructor's Guide containing questions and answers for each of the chapters in Hazard Prevention Through Effective Safety Training is available upon request at no cost to instructors who have adopted the handbook for a course. There is also a graphics package available for download with all of the graphics in jpeg format for use in the classroom. You must provide the title and number of the course, the semester/term offered and the expected enrollment.