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A two-day introduction to effective safety
training program development and presentation
  • What's Inside
  • Page 3. Form Teams, Identify Expectations
  • Page 5. Module 1 - Defining Education and
    Training - What's the difference?
  • Page 7. Module 2 - Overview of OSHA
    Standards - What's required, what's not?
  • Page 9. Module 3 - The Role of the Trainer -
    What's expected?
  • Page 13. Module 4 - Developing the Training
    Program - What does a program look like?
  • Page 23. Module 5 - Determining if Training is
    Needed - Will training solve the problem?
  • Page 25. Module 6 - Identifying Training Needs
    - What does the learner need?
  • Page 31. Module 7 - Developing Learning
    Objectives - How do we write effective

  • Welcome!
  • This two-day workshop is intended to introduce
    you to effective methods in (1) managing safety
    training programs, (2) developing lesson plans,
    and (3) presenting safety training. We will
    cover the basic skills you need to develop and
    conduct safety training.
  • After successful completion of the course and
    exam, you will receive a distinctive certificate
    of recognition. As such, this Train the Trainer
    course does not certify or authorize anyone to be
    a safety trainer.
  • Introductions
  • Administrivia
  • Getting around
  • Ground rules
  • Goals. This
    workshop will help you understand
  • OSHA training requirements
  • How to develop and operate an effective safety
    training program
  • Adult learning principles
  • How to plan a training session and develop
    effective lesson plans

This material, or any other material used to
inform employers of compliance requirements of
OSHA standards through simplification of the
regulations should not be considered a substitute
for any provisions of the Occupational Safety and
Health Act of 1970 or for any standards issued by
OSHA. The information in this publication is
intended for training purposes only.
  • Form Teams
  • Introductions
  • Elect a Team Leader
  • Select a Spokesperson

Name your team! Quickly brainstorm a creative
name for your team for the day. Extra Credit
Use some form of the word "train" in your team
name. Team name ________________________________
Great Expectations! Discuss what you want to
learn in this course. Write your expectations on
flipchart paper. Team spokesperson briefly
present the team's list. Our great
expectations! ____________________________________
______________________________________________ ___
_____________________________ ____________________
____________ _____________________________________
_____________________________________________ ____
____________________________ _____________________
___________ Other great expectations!
_________________________________ ________________
________________ _________________________________
________________________________ _________________
_______________ __________________________________
"We are forced to rely on people, which is why we
put so much emphasis on training them." Henry
Block, HR Block
  • Education may be thought of as the presentation
    of general information that may or may not be
    used by the learner.
  • Ed-u-cer-e (ey-doo-ker-ey) Latinthat which
    leads out of ignorance
  • Anything that affects our knowledge, skills, and
    attitudes (SKA's)
  • The why in safety educates about the natural
    and system consequences of behavior
  • Primarily increases knowledge and attitudes
  • A process through which learners gain new
    understanding, acquire new skills, or change
    their attitudes or behaviors. 
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • Training on the other hand, is the development
    and delivery of information that people will
    actually use.
  • One method of education
  • The how in safety
  • Primarily increases knowledge and skills
  • A specialized form of education that focuses on
    developing or improving skills - the focus is on
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________

Training and Development - Focus identifying,
assessing and -- through planned learning --
helping develop the key competencies (knowledge,
skill, attitudes - SKA's) that enable individuals
to perform current or future jobs. (ASTD)
Skills Knowledge Attitude Education Trainin
What workplace training can and cant do for
workers Worker training is essential to every
employers safety and health program. The time
and money it takes to train workers is an
investment that pays off in fewer workplace
accidents and lower insurance premiums. Effective
training also helps inexperienced workers, who
tend to have higher injury and illness rates than
experienced workers. However, training isnt
likely to help if workers dont understand it, if
they are unmotivated, or if they have poor work
attitudes. Finally, no amount of training is
likely to reduce workplace risk unless you make
it part of a sound safety and health program.
How does ineffective training negatively impact
the organization? _______________________________
__ _______________________________________________
____________________________________ _____________
____________________ _____________________________
____ _____________________________________________
______________________________________ ___________
Analyze this! What are the root causes for lack
of understanding, motivation, and proper
attitudes? ______________________________________
_____________________________________________ ____
_____________________________ ____________________
_____________ ____________________________________
_______________________________________________ __
_______________________________ __________________
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
does not address specifically the responsibility
of employers to provide health and safety
information and instruction to employees,
although Section 5(a)(2) does require that each
employer ". . . shall comply with occupational
safety and health standards promulgated under
this Act." However, more than 100 of the Act's
current standards do contain training
What do your state or OSHA rules say about
employer training responsibilities?
Trainer Insert and discuss your state plan
agency rules or relevant OSHA rule requirement
for your organization in this module.
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  • To educate means "to lead out of ignorance."
    Trainers are leaders. They are not necessarily
    expected to be experts on all aspects of the
    subject being presented. They are not
    responsible for each persons learning
    individuals are responsible for their own
    learning and their own behavior.
  • Safety trainers are primarily change agents.
  • Trainers also perform many other roles. The
    American Society for Training and Development
    (ASTD) study, Models for Excellence listed the
    following roles that trainers typically perform
  • Leader. Everyone is always both a teacher and
  • Evaluator. Identifying the extent of the impact
    of a safety training program. 
  • Group Facilitator. Managing group discussion and
    group process.  
  • Individual Development Counselor. Helping an
    employee assess personal safety competencies,
    values, and goals. 
  • Instructional Writer. Preparing written learning
    and instructional materials.
  • Instructor. Presenting safety information and
    directing structured learning experiences. 
  • Manager of Training and Development. Planning,
    organizing, staffing, controlling safety training
    and development operations/projects. 
  • Marketer. Selling safety training and
    development viewpoints, programs, and services. 
  • Media Specialist. Producing audio-visual
    materials for safety training. 
  • Needs Analyst. Defining gaps between ideal and
    actual safety performance and specifying the
    cause of the gaps. 
  • Program Administrator. Ensuring that the
    facilities, equipment, materials, participants
    are present and that program logistics run
  • Program Designer. Preparing objectives, defining
    content, and selecting and sequencing activities
    for a specific safety training. 
  • Strategist. Developing long-range plans for
    safety training and development.  
  • Task Analyst. Identifying safety-related
    activities to attain specific results. 
  • Theoretician. Developing and testing theories of
    learning, training, and development. 

  • ANSI Z490.1-2001 Instructor
  • Trainer criteria summary of subject matter
    expertise and training delivery skills
  • Trainers should be able to demonstrate an
    appropriate level of technical knowledge, skills,
    or abilities in the subjects they teach.
  • Trainers should be able to demonstrate adequate
    competency in delivery techniques and methods
    appropriate to adult learning.
  • Trainers should maintain competency by
    participating in continuing education,
    development programs, or experience related to
    their subject matter.
  • The trainer should be able to apply adult
    learning principles as appropriate to their
    target audience.
  • Adult learning principles should also be
    reflected in the learning objectives.
  • More information may be obtained at
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • OSHA Guidelines for Instructor
  • OSHA defines "Competent" as possessing the
    skills, knowledge, experience, and judgment to
    perform assigned tasks or activities
    satisfactorily as determined by the employer.
  • Instructors should be deemed competent on the
    basis of previous documented experience in their
    area of instruction, successful completion of a
    "train-the-trainer" program specific to the
    topics they will teach, and an evaluation of
    instructional competence by the Training
  • Instructors should be required to maintain
    professional competency by participating in
    continuing education or professional development
    programs or by completing successfully an annual
    refresher course and having an annual review by
    the Training Director.
  • The annual review by the Training Director should
    include observation of an instructor's delivery,
    a review of those observations with the trainer,
    and an analysis of any instructor or class
    evaluations completed by the students during the
    previous year.
  • Source 1910.120 App E, Training Curriculum
    Guidelines - (Non-mandatory)

  • Competency and qualifications
  • OSHAs safety and health requirements frequently
    use specific terms to identify the different
    categories of workers who must meet specific
    training requirements.
  • Match these terms! Read each of the definitions
    below and match them with the terms on the left.
  • A certified person has successfully completed
    specialized training and that the training has
    been certified in writing by a professional
    organization. For example, OR-OSHAs safety and
    health rules allow only trained audiologists,
    otolaryngologists, or technicians who have been
    certified by the Council of Accreditation in
    Occupational Hearing Conservation to perform
    audiometric tests.
  • A Designated person has received extensive
    training in a particular task and is assigned by
    the employer to perform that task in specific
  • An Authorized person is permitted by an employer
    to be in a regulated area or assigned by an
    employer to perform a specific task or to be in a
    specific location at a jobsite.
  • A Competent person is someone who has broad
    knowledge of worksite safety and health issues,
    is capable of identifying existing and
    predictable worksite hazards, and has management
    approval to control the hazards. For instance
    Only a competent person can supervise erecting,
    moving, or dismantling scaffolds at a worksite,
    for example.
  • A qualified person is someone who, through
    training and professional experience, has
    demonstrated the ability to resolve problems
    relating to a specific task or process. For
    example, an individual may be qualified to
    perform electrical circuit tests but not
    qualified to perform hydraulic pressure tests.
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________

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  • A "program" contains a written plan, policies,
    processes, procedures, rules, forms, reports, and
    possibly other documents. In order to meet the
    continuing need for highly trained safety and
    health staff, it's important to develop a safety
    training program that includes a written plan for
    training new-hire and current employees.
  • The purpose of a training plan is to provide
    training professionals with clearly written
    policy and guidelines for implementing an
    effective safety education and training program
    for employees.
  • The plan should contain elements that are
    informative and directive.
  • It should inform everyone about the safety
    training mission, policies, procedures
  • It should also clearly state who is responsible
    for carrying out the mission, policies and
  • At a minimum a training program should include a
    plan that includes information and directives on
    the following
  • a needs assessment
  • learning objectives that reflect the different
    levels of training
  • description of course content and format
  • necessary resource materials
  • the criteria for course completion
  • processes that ensure delivery by competent
    trainers in a suitable training environment
  • a continual improvement evaluation process
  • adequate training documentation and recordkeeping
  • assignment of responsibilities
  • how the various training elements will be

Tie Training to Natural and System
Consequences Complete the sentence
below. Training without ___________________ is a
waste of time and money! Natural consequences
occur automatically in response to our
behaviors/actions. We are punished or rewarded
by something for what we do. If we fall down,
two consequences naturally occur we either get
hurt or we don't. In safety natural consequences
refer to hurt or health as outcomes. System
consequences are possible organizational
responses to our behavior/actions. We are
punished or rewarded by someone for what we do.
Various consequences may occur someone may
administer discipline, apologizes, etc. What are
the natural and system consequences of
safe/unsafe behaviors/activities? For the
employee? _______________________________________
_____________ ____________________________________
_________________________________ ________________
___ For the employer? __________________________
__________________________ _______________________
______________________________________________ ___
________________ When does the "real" education
occur? _________________________________________
_____________________ ____________________________
__________________________________ What is the
outcome when safety training is not supported by
the corporate culture? __________________________
____________________________________ _____________
  • ANSI Z490.1-2001 Instructor
  • Trainer criteria shall include subject matter
    expertise and training delivery skills
  • Trainers shall have an appropriate level of
    technical knowledge, skills, or abilities in the
    subjects they teach.
  • Trainers shall be competent in delivery
    techniques and methods appropriate to adult
  • Trainers shall maintain their training skills by
    participating in continuing education,
    development programs, or experience related to
    their subject matter expertise delivery skills.
  • The trainer shall apply adult learning principles
    appropriate to the target audience and the
    learning objectives.
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • OSHA Guidelines for Instructor
  • Instructors should be deemed competent on the
    basis of previous documented experience in their
    area of instruction.
  • Instructors should be required to maintain
    professional competency by participating in
    continuing education or professional development
    programs or by completing successfully an annual
    refresher course.
  • The annual review by the Training Director should
    include observation of an instructor's delivery,
    a review of those observations with the trainer,
    and an analysis of any instructor or class
    evaluations completed by the students during the
    previous year.
  • Source 1910.120 App E, Training Curriculum
    Guidelines - (Non-mandatory)
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________

  • (Sample)
  • __________________________________
  • Safety and Health Training Plan
  • 1.0  Introduction
  • Training is one of the most important components
    within our companys safety management system.
    It gives employees an opportunity to learn their
    jobs properly, bring new ideas into the
    workplace, reinforce existing ideas and
    practices, and it helps to put our Safety and
    Health Program into action.
  • Everyone in our company will benefit from safety
    and health training through fewer workplace
    injuries and illnesses, reduced stress, and
    higher morale. Productivity, profits, and
    competitiveness will increase as production costs
    per unit, turnover, and workers compensation
    rates lower.
  • 2.0 Management commitment.
  • We (or company name) will provide the necessary
    funds and scheduling time to ensure effective
    safety and health training is provided. This
    commitment will include paid work time for
    training and training in the language that the
    worker understands. Both management and
    employees will be involved in developing the
  • To most effectively carry out their safety
    responsibilities, all employees must understand
    (1) their role in that program, (2) the hazards
    and potential hazards that need to be prevented
    or controlled, and (3) the ways to protect
    themselves and others. We will achieve these
    goals by
  • Educating everyone on the natural and system
    consequences of their actions
  • Educating all managers, supervisors and employees
    on their safety management system
  • Educating all employees about the specific
    hazards and control measures in their workplace
  • Training all employees on hazard identification,
    analysis, reporting and control procedures
  • Training all employees on safe work procedures
    and practices
  • Our training program will focus on health and
    safety concerns that determine the best way to
    deal with a particular hazard. When a hazard is
    identified, we will first try to remove it
    entirely. If that is not feasible, we will then
    train workers to protect themselves, if
    necessary, against the remaining hazard. Once we
    have decided that a safety or health problem can
    best be addressed by training (or by another
    method combined with training), we will follow up
    by developing specific training goals based on
    those particular needs.
  • Employees. At a minimum, employees must know the
    general safety and health rules of the worksite,
    specific site hazards and the safe work practices
    needed to help control exposure, and the
    individual's role in all types of emergency
    situations. We will ensure all employees
    understand the hazards to which they may be
    exposed and how to prevent harm to themselves and
    others from exposure to these hazards.

  •  We will commit available resources to to ensure
    employees receive safety and health training
    during the following
  • Whenever a person is hired -- general safety
    orientation including an overview of company
    safety rules, and why those rules must be
  • Whenever an employee is given a new job
    assignment -- during formal classroom training,
    and again, when the supervisor provides specific
    task training. Its extremely important that
    supervisors emphasize safety during initial task
  • Whenever new work procedures are begun -- during
    formal classroom training and supervisor
    on-the-job training.
  • Whenever new equipment is installed -- if new
    hazards are introduced.
  • Whenever new substances are used -- hazard
    communication program may apply.
  • The bottom line -- train safety whenever a new
    hazard is introduced to the employee.
  • Employees must know they are responsible for
    complying with all company safety rules, and that
    most accidents will be prevented by their safe
    work practices. They must be very familiar with
    any personal protective equipment required for
    their jobs. They must know what to do in case of
  • Each employee needs to understand that they are
    not expected to start working a new assignment
    until they have been properly trained. If a job
    appears to be unsafe, they will report the
    situation to their supervisor.
  • Supervisors. Supervisors will be given special
    training to help them in their leadership role.
    They will be taught to look for hidden hazards in
    the work under their supervision insist on the
    maintenance of the physical protection in their
    areas and reinforce employee hazard training
    through performance feedback and consistent
    enforcement when necessary
  • We will commit necessary resources to ensure
    supervisors understand the following
    responsibilities and the reasons for them  
  • Detecting and correcting hazards in their work
    areas before they result in injuries or illnesses
  • Providing physical resources and psychosocial
    support that promote safe work
  • Providing performance feedback and effective
    recognition and discipline techniques
  • Conducting on-the-job training
  • Supervisors are considered the primary safety
    trainers. All supervisors will complete
    train-the-trainer classes to learn training
    techniques and how to test employee knowledge and
    skills. They will also receive training on how
    to apply fair and consistent recognition and
    discipline. Supervisor training may be provided
    by the supervisor's immediate manager, by the
    Safety Department, or by outside resources.  
  • Managers. All line managers must understand
    their responsibilities within our Safety and
    Health Program. This may require classroom
    training and other forms of communication that
    ensure that managers understand their safety and
    health responsibilities. Formal classroom
    training may not be necessary. The subject can
    be covered periodically as a part of regular
    management meetings. 

  • Managers will be trained in the following subject
  • The elements of the safety management system, and
    the positive impact of the various processes
    within the system can have on corporate
  • Their responsibility to communicate the Safety
    and Health Program goals and objectives to their
    employees, and
  • Their role that includes making clear assignments
    of Safety and Health Program responsibilities,
    providing authority and resources to carry out
    assigned tasks, and holding subordinate managers
    and supervisors accountable.  
  • Actively requiring compliance with mandatory
    Safety and Health Program policies and rules and
    encouraging employee involvement in discretionary
    safety activities such as making suggestions and
    participation in the safety committee.
  • Training will emphasize the importance of
    managers' visibly showing their commitment to the
    safety and health program. They will be expected
    to set a good example by scrupulously following
    all the safety and health rules themselves.
  • Incentives, Recognition and Reward
  • The purpose of an effective incentive/recognition
    process is to motivate employee involvement and
    build ownership in our safety culture. When
    employees make suggestions that improve our
    safety training, we will formally recognize
    their contributions. When employees make a
    significant contribution that meets established
    criteria, we will recognize and award tangible
    rewards. Employees will submit all suggestions
    directly to immediate supervisors. Supervisors
    are authorized to recognize/reward employees
    on-the-spot when the suggestion substantially
    improves the training process or content.  
  • 3.0 Training and Accountability 
  • We understand that training without
    accountability is ineffective. Our safety
    culture must support the training. A culture of
    consequences is essential. To help make sure our
    efforts in safety and health are effective we
    have developed methods to measure performance and
    administer consequences. Supervisors and
    managers must understand that their first
    responsibility is to make sure they have met
    their obligations to their employees before
    considering disciplinary action.
  • Managers and safety staff will be educated on the
    elements (processes) within the safety
    accountability system. The safety committee will
    be trained on, and continually evaluate, our
    safety accountability system. Training will
    focus on improving the Safety and Health Program
    whenever hazardous conditions and unsafe or
    inappropriate behaviors are detected.
  • Safety orientation will emphasize that compliance
    with safety policies, procedures, and rules as
    outlined in the safety plan is a condition of
    employment. Discipline will be administered to
    help the employee increase desired behaviors, not
    to in any way punish. An explanation of the
    natural and system consequences of
    behavior/performance will be addressed in every
    safety training session.

  • 4.0  Types of Training
  • Required rules-related training will be conducted
    according to established guidelines ANSI
    Z490.1-2001. We will also make sure additional
    training is conducted as deemed appropriate.
  • __________________ (Responsible individual) will
    ensure Safety and Health Program training is in
    full compliance with OSHA standards. In general
    safety training will be conducted on the
    following levels
  • General Safety Education General safety
    information is communicated to employees. No
    measurement of Skills, knowledge, attitudes
    (SKA's) are required.
  • Specific Safety Training Specific safety
    information and instruction on performing safe
    procedures and practices. SKA's are
    measured/tested. Employees must meet established
    criteria for SKA's to successfully complete the
  • New Employee Orientation. The format and extent
    of orientation training will depend on the
    complexity of hazards and the work practices
    needed to control them. Orientation will include
    a combination of initial classroom and follow-up
    on-the-job (OJT) training.
  • For some jobs, orientation may consist of a quick
    review of site safety and health rules hazard
    communication training for the toxic substances
    present at the site training required by
    relevant OSHA standards, e.g., fire protection,
    lockout/tagout, etc and, a run-through of the
    job tasks. This training will be presented by
    the new employee's supervisor or delegated
  • For larger tasks with more complex hazards and
    work practices to control them, orientation will
    be structured carefully. We will make sure that
    our new employees start the job with a clear
    understanding of the hazards and how to protect
    themselves and others.  
  • We will follow up supervisory training with a
    buddy system, where a worker with lengthy
    experience is assigned to watch over and coach a
    new worker, either for a set period of time or
    until it is determined that training is
  • Whether the orientation is brief or lengthy, the
    supervisor will make sure that before new
    employees begin the job, they receive instruction
    in responding to emergencies. All orientation
    training received will be properly documented.
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT). OJT training relates
    principles and theories to work skills that are
    then taught and applied in the work environment.
    OJT is designed to reinforce formal classroom
    training. All new-hire employees require training
    to perform their jobs effectively. In this
    regard, OJT is an essential supplement to formal
    classroom training. OJT assignments may be
    provided concurrently with formal training to
    emphasize and complement material covered in
    formal training courses. Time allotted to
    accomplish OJT assignments should be compatible
    with the new-hire's current knowledge, skill, and
    experience levels. The employee's supervisor
    should assess the employee's ability to
    successfully complete OJT training.
  • Contract workers will receive training to
    recognize our specific workplace's hazards or
    potential hazards.
  • Experienced workers will be trained if the
    installation of new equipment changes their job
    in any way, or if process changes create new
    hazards or increase previously existing hazards.

  • All workers will receive refresher training as
    necessary to keep them prepared for emergencies
    and alert them to ongoing housekeeping problems.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Workers
    needing to wear personal protective equipment
    (PPE) and persons working in high risk situations
    will need special training.  Supervisors and
    workers alike must be taught the proper
    selection, use, and maintenance of PPE. Since
    PPE sometimes can be cumbersome, employees may
    need to be motivated to wear it in every
    situation where protection is necessary.
    Therefore, training will begin with a clear
    explanation of why the equipment is necessary,
    how its use will benefit the wearer, and what its
    limitations are. Remind your employees of your
    desire to protect them and of your efforts, not
    only to eliminate and reduce the hazards, but
    also to provide suitable PPE where needed.  
  • Individual employees will become familiar with
    the PPE they are being asked to wear. This is
    done by handling it and putting it on. Training
    will consist of showing employees how to put the
    equipment on, how to wear it properly, and how to
    test for proper fit and how to maintain it.
    Proper fit is essential if the equipment is to
    provide the intended protection. We will conduct
    periodic exercises in finding, donning, and
    properly using emergency personal protective
    equipment and devices.  
  • Vehicular Safety. All workers operating a motor
    vehicle on the job (on or off premises) will be
    trained in its safe vehicle operation, safe
    loading and unloading practices, safe speed in
    relation to varying conditions, and proper
    vehicle maintenance. We will emphasize in the
    strongest possible terms the benefits of safe
    driving and the potentially fatal consequences of
    unsafe practices. 
  • Emergency Response. We will train our employees
    to respond to emergency situations. Every
    employee at every worksite will understand
  • Emergency telephone numbers and who may use them
  • Emergency exits and how they are marked
  • Evacuation routes, and
  • Signals that alert employees to the need to
  • We will practice evacuation drills at least
    semi-annually, so that every employee has a
    chance to recognize the signal and evacuate in a
    safe and orderly fashion. Supervisors or their
    alternates will practice counting personnel at
    evacuation gathering points to ensure that every
    worker is accounted for. We will include
    procedures to account for visitors, contract
    employees, and service workers such as cafeteria
    employees. At sites where weather or earthquake
    emergencies are reasonable possibilities,
    additional special instruction and drilling will
    be given.  
  • Periodic Safety and Health Training. At some
    worksites, complex work practices are necessary
    to control hazards. Elsewhere, occupational
    injuries and illness are common. At such sites,
    we will ensure that employees receive periodic
    safety and health training to refresh their
    memories and to teach new methods of control.
    New training also will also be conducted as
    necessary when OSHA standards change or new
    standards are issued.  
  • Where the work situation changes rapidly, weekly
    meetings will be conducted as needed. These
    meetings will remind workers of the upcoming
    week's tasks, the environmental changes that may
    affect them, and the procedures they may need to
    protect themselves and others.

  • Identifying types of training. Specific hazards
    that employees need to know about should be
    identified through total site health and safety
    surveys, job hazard analysis, and change
    analysis. Accident and injury records may reveal
    additional hazards and needs for training.
    Near-miss reports, maintenance requests, and
    employee suggestions may uncover still other
    hazards requiring employee training.  
  • 5.0 Monitoring the Training Program.
  • Monitoring the employee's progress through the
    developmental period is critical to ensure
    success of the training program. Monitoring
    provides information to the supervisor regarding
    the benefits and effectiveness of the training
    received. In addition, it provides information on
    the ability of the employee to achieve training
    goals and objectives. Both the employee's
    supervisor and training staff play major roles in
    the monitoring process. To ensure adequate
    monitoring of the safety training program
  • The supervisor will ensure that each employee has
    completed the necessary prerequisites before the
    start of work.
  • The supervisor will review the employee's
    performance of task assignments.
  • The supervisor will conduct a review with the
    new-hire employee following each required
    training activity. This review provides the
    supervisor with information on the progress of
    the employee and can assist in identifying areas
    requiring further training.
  • When the supervisor determines that the new-hire
    employee has sufficient experience to
    successfully complete a task, the OJT review may
    be discontinued.
  • The supervisor and employee will complete
    training documentation.
  • 6.0 Safety and Health Training Program Evaluation
  • An evaluation of the effectiveness of the
    training program will be conducted periodically.
    Staff from the training department will interview
    managers, supervisors and employees who have
    participated in the program to determine the
    effectiveness of the training, and to obtain
    suggestions for program improvement.
  • Evaluation will help determine whether the
    training provided has achieved its goal of
    improving employees safety and performance. When
    carefully developed and carried out, the
    evaluation will highlight training program
    strengths and identify areas of weakness that
    need change or improvement.  
  • Evaluation will include analysis of employee
    attendance at training sessions. Training will
    not work for an employee who does not show up.
    Absenteeism can signal a problem with the worker,
    but it can also indicate a weakness in training
    content and presentation.
  • We will compare pre- and post-training injury and
    accident rates overall. The periods of time
    being compared must be long enough to allow
    significant differences to emerge if training has
    made a difference. 
  • We will determine whether the training provided
    has achieved its goal of improving employee
    safety performance. Evaluation will highlight
    training program strengths and identify areas of
    weakness that need change or improvement.  

  • _________________(The safety committee/coordinator
    ) will evaluate training through the following
  • Observation of employee skills.
  • Surveys and interviews to determine employee
    knowledge and attitudes about training.
  • Review of the training plan and lesson plans.
  • Comparing training conducted with hazards in the
  • Review of training documents.
  • Compare pre- and post-training injury and
    accident rates.  
  • If evaluation determines program improvement is
    necessary, the safety committee/coordinator will
    develop recommendations.
  • (It's often is easier to conduct an activity than
    to judge it. But do not ignore this evaluation
    phase. It will allow you to calculate your
    training program's bottom line profitability.
    Have the goals of training been achieved? Do the
    results warrant offering the training again at
    some later date? How can the program be
    improved? Once you have made the effort to
    provide employee safety and health training, you
    certainly want to be able to answer these
  • 7.0  Certification 
  • _____________________________ ___________________
  • Reviewed by (Signature) Date 
  • _______________________________ _________________
  • Approved by (Signature) Date

What benefits does a formal safety training plan
offer to employers and employees? Benefits to
the employee ____________________________________
_______________________________________________ __
_______________________________ Benefits to the
employer _______________________________________
____________________________________________ _____
  • The first step in the training process is a basic
    one to determine if a problem can be solved by
  • Whenever employees are not performing their jobs
    properly, it is often assumed that training will
    bring them up to standard.
  • However, it is possible that other actions (such
    as hazard abatement or the implementation of
    engineering controls) would enable employees to
    perform their jobs properly.
  • Problems that can be addressed effectively by
    training include
  • those that arise from lack of knowledge of a work
  • unfamiliarity with equipment, or
  • incorrect execution of a task
  • Training is less effective (but still can be
    used) for problems arising from
  • an employee's lack of motivation, or
  • lack of attention to the job
  • Whatever its purpose, training is most effective
    when designed in relation to the goals of the
    employer's total safety and health program.

Poor safety performance may not be the result of
a training deficiency
Training Decision Tree
Describe the Safety Performance Discrepancy (The
Are training or non-training interventions the
solution to poor safety performance in the
workplace? Adapted from Robert Magers
Performance Analysis Flowchart
Is There a deficiency in knowledge, ability or
Employee does know how to accomplish the task
Employee does not know how to accomplish the task
Training Options
Has the employee performed task before?
Is the task accomplished often?
Conduct Formal safety training
Provide feedback
Conduct practice
Non-training Options
Is Leadership adequate?
Is Discipline Adequate?
Is Supervision adequate?
Are Resources adequate?
Consider Discipline
Improve Safety Leadership
Improve Accountability System
Improve Supervision
Provide Resources
HOW TRAINING NEEDS ARISE There are a number of
triggers that may generate a training need. If
any of these are likely to effect the department
in the future or have in the near past, one or
more employees may need training. Potential
Triggers Internal Indicators
External Influences
  • Employee complaints
  • Incident/accidents
  • Grievances or discipline
  • High turnover
  • Poor quality ratings
  • High or increasing rates of sickness or
  • Disputes
  • Low levels of motivation
  • Cases of harassment
  • Missed deadlines
  • New employees
  • Promotions or transfers
  • New procedures
  • New equipment
  • New standards
  • New relationships
  • Change of curriculum
  • Downsizing
  • Retirements
  • Increased work load
  • Management changes
  • Changed ownership
  • New legislation
  • Changes to legislation
  • Competitor activity
  • Professional body regulations and requirements
  • QA codes of practice
  • Funding Council requirements
  • International standards

_________________________________________ ________
_________________________________ ________________
How to get the information you need
  • Needs analysis will provide information about (1)
    the learner, and (2) the task that will help us
    design training that meets specific learner
    needs. The employees themselves can provide
    valuable information on the training they need.
    Safety and health hazards can be identified
    through the employees responses to such
    questions as whether anything about their jobs
    frightens them, if they have had any near-miss
    incidents, if they feel they are taking risks, or
    if they believe that their jobs involve hazardous
    operations or substances.
  • To get information about the audience
  • Observe workers doing work
  • Interview and/or survey workers
  • Review employee personnel records
  • Determine demographics (age, gender, race)
  • Determine experience level
  • Determine learning styles
  • Determine aptitudes, knowledge
  • Determine attitudes toward subject being taught
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • To get information about the tasks
  • Observe experts doing the task
  • Interview experts about the task
  • Review job descriptions, policy statements,

  • Wombley Widgets, Inc.
  • The situation OSHA has just completed a
    comprehensive on-site consultation and
    recommended to the owner of Wombley Widgets, Inc.
    that effective training be developed and
    conducted for
  • Hazard Communication Program. When asked,
    employees demonstrated a lack of knowledge
    regarding (1) spill/emergency procedures, and
    (2) container labeling requirements for the
    chemicals they were using.
  • Lockout/tagout. Maintenance workers were not
    familiar with the written lockout/tagout
    procedures for mechanical power presses.
  • Personal protective equipment. Workers were
    discovered (1) wearing defective respirators,
    and (2) improperly storing respirators.
  • Emergency action and fire prevention plans. No
    training has been developed or conducted in (1)
    emergency evacuation, or (2) use of fire
  • Safety committee. No hazard identification
    training has been conducted.
  • Accident investigation. Supervisors have not
    received training in effective incident/accident
    investigation procedures.
  • Currently no such training exists!

  • Background information
  • Wombley employs 72 workers (60 employees, 8
    supervisors, 4 managers).
  • Twenty workers are exposed to the chemicals used
    in the manufacturing process. Chemicals used in
    the production process include hydrofluoric acid.
  • Seventeen workers are exposed to high noise
    levels (90 dBa) during their work shifts.
  • Five production workers use/service/maintain
    mechanical power presses.
  • Two janitors regularly use chemicals for cleaning
    office and plant work areas.
  • Three maintenance workers regularly use grinders,
    table saws, drill presses, various tools, and
    welding equipment for servicing and maintaining
    equipment and machinery.
  • Two maintenance workers are responsible for
    cleaning out chemical storage tanks using
  • Thirty-five production workers and one
    maintenance worker consider English a second
  • There are six members of the safety committee.
    The HR manager, production supervisor,
    maintenance worker, production worker, admin
    specialist and the receptionist.

Group Exercise Using the worksheet below, (1)
choose one of the six training topics listed by
the consultant, and (2) use the information given
for the case study to conduct an initial needs
analysis for that topic. (Ask instructor for
more information.)
Needs Analysis Worksheet 1. Training need as
stated by requester or as you view it.
________________________ _________________________
________________________ 2. Why the training is
required ______________________________________
____________________________________ _____________
___________ ______________________________________
  • 3. Description of audience receiving training
  • Job category/position and number of attendees in
    each learner group
  • __________________________________________________
  • Degree of familiarity with the content of
  • __________________________________________________
  • 4. Description of the training subject/content
  • Content of the training. General nature of the
    subject, topic, job task
  • __________________________________________________
  • __________________________________________________
  • 5. Scheduling requirements of the training
  • Training start date(s) ________________________

  • Establish clear-cut, competency-based learning
    objectives that describe what the learner will be
    able to do at the end of the training
  • What is a training goal?
  • A goal is nothing more than a wish. A training
    goal is a little bit more than that. It's a
    general statement about what you want to train.
    For instance, a training goal might state, "Train
    our new employees on hazard reporting
    procedures." In this course we focus on getting
    beyond goals. We'll focus on writing operational
  • What is a learning objective?
  • A learning objective is a statement describing a
    learning outcome, rather than a learning process
    or procedure. It describes results, rather than
    the means of achieving those results. It defines
    expectations for the learner.
  • Why do we need to write objectives?
  • They help the instructor design and select
    instructional content and procedures
  • They help the instructor organize the learner's
    own efforts and activities
  • They help the instructor evaluate or assess the
    success of instruction
  • What are the criteria for an effective learning
  • Let's analyze the following learning objective to
    discover its required criteria

Action verbs to use in writing objectives
Action verbs describe observable/measurable
behaviors. Use action verbs when writing
objectives for Level Two training. Use concrete
vs abstract verbs. For instance, if you use the
verb, demonstrate, in an objective, youll have
to figure out how the student will demonstrate.
The action verb that answers that question is the
one you want to use.
Action Verbs classify describe discuss explain
review select identify sort tell translate arrange
name define order duplicate list label match reca
ll repeat reproduce apply operate choose
prepare schedule sketch illustrate  solve interpr
et  use analyze appraise discriminate calcu
late distinguish categorize examine compare experi
ment contrast inventory criticize question diagra
m test arrange manage assemble organize collect p
lan compose prepare construct propose create set
up design synthesize write evaluate argue judge a
ssess predict attack rate score estimate perform

  • Group Exercise How do these objectives measure
  • Group Exercise Analyze each of the following
    objectives to determine if they measure up to the
    five criteria. If they do not, indicate which of
    the learning objective criteria are missing.
  • The objective states a time limit
  • The objective specifies conditions of performance
  • The objective identifies the performer(s)
  • The objective contains one action verb
  • The objective specifies an acceptable standard of
  • "Gain a greater awareness of our hazard
    communications program."
  • Objective is adequate ____ inadequate _____
  • Missing criteria number(s) _____ _____
    _____ _____ _____

Training at Wombley Widgets Use the following
template to construct two learning objectives for
the training your group will present. Time
limit Condition Performer(s)
Action Verb Standard Example
"At the end of the training session, given a
written accident scenario, your group will list
at least two surface causes and two possible root
causes that may have reasonably contributed to
the accident." Objective 1 ____________________
_________________________________________ ________
___ ______________________________________________
_______________ __________________________________
___________________________ ______________________
_______________________________________ __________
_ ________________________________________________
_____________ ____________________________________
_________________________ Objective 2
____________ _____________________________________
________________________ _________________________
____________________________________ _____________
________________________________________________ _
__________ _______________________________________
______________________ ___________________________
__________________________________ _______________
Here's an idea - To develop objectives, work
backwards James Evans (Behavioral Objectives
Are No Damn Good, from Technology and Innovation
in Education, Washington, D.C.) has pointed out
the usual procedure of writing the objectives and
then the criterion or performance test to measure
the students learning is not the most efficient
sequence. Instead, Evans recommends that the
trainer develop the criterion or performance test
first, then write the objectives. The following
approach outlines this simplified procedure for
writing training objectives. Step 1 Complete a
simulated task analysis Picture in your mind the
job environment, materials, and events so you
have an understanding of the job to be performed.
(An actual task analysis would be better if it
could be done.) Step 2 Identify performance
requirements Identify the specific things the
employee is required to do in order to perform
the job in question. These specific "performance
items" should be written down in preparation for
developing the criterion test. Step 3 Develop a
criterion test The criterion test should have a
direct relationship to the performance
requirements of the job. It should also require
the actual behavior that we want the learners to
be able to perform. If we want them to be able to
explain, the criterion test item should ask for
an explanation. For instance If we want them to
be able to properly use a respirator, the test
should tell them to inspect it, and so on. In
developing a criterion test there are three areas
of concern 1. What questions do we want the
learner to be able to answer, and what are the
minimum critical components of an acceptable
answer? 2. What problems do we want the learner
to be able to solve, and what are the critical
components of an acceptable solution? 3. What
actions or tasks do we want the learner to be
able to carry out, and what are the critical
components of acceptable action?
  • The con