3 Things Workers Should
Be Trained On ...
But Probably Aren't

Finding time for training can be a challenge. Your people have work to do and you have a schedule to keep. But don’t let this dilemma cause you to overlook training that can save lives and increase employee buy-in to your safety program.

Consider adding these three classes to your schedule.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training

Training workers on performing CPR/AED teaches them to effectively manage an emergency without fear or confusion. Safety+Health Magazine recently published a survey with some surprising findings about workers and CPR training.

  • 10,000 cardiac arrests occur in the workplace each year, yet only 45% of U.S. employees have been trained for these situations.

  • More than 90% of participants said they would take first aid and CPR/AED training if their employer offered it.

  • 50% of workers tested could not locate their workplace’s AED.

Start Preparing:

Document and share CPR procedures with all employees. Purchase all the OSHA required and recommended equipment like first aid kits and AEDs. Tell workers the location of your AEDs.

Professional Training Resource >


First Aid Training

Having custom first aid classes allows you to tailor training to your workplace needs and operations. Training workers on a first aid program can save lives, reduce the number of accidents, reduce recovery time, and give employees confidence and clarity during an emergency.

  • In an OSHA survey, 75% of Safety Managers said injuries or medical conditions have been treated in the workplace with first aid training.

  • Timely first aid could prevent an estimated 140,00 deaths each year.

Start Preparing:

Conduct job hazard analysis of your workplace to determine what injuries could occur. Once you complete the analysis, consider the type of first aid materials you need to have on hand. Evaluate what medical services are reasonably accessible to your facility or worksite. Schedule professional training for your workers.

Professional Training Resource >

Active Shooter Training

Statistics show that fatal workplace shootings are increasing. It’s important to have a plan in place should an incident occur.

  • 80% of violent workplace deaths are caused by offenders using guns.

  • 27% of businesses have experienced at least one incident of workplace violence within the last 5 years. In 2005, that percentage was just 5%.

  • An employer’s estimated cost for a workplace homicide is $800,000.

Start Preparing:

Secure doorways. Give employees door access with an ID Badge reader system. Encourage workers to politely challenge an unknown person trying to gain access into your building. Teach workers to contact security or their supervisor if they feel that someone has entered the building without authorization. Stress the rule - "If you see something, say something." Have workers report abnormalities to security.

Use this video to help prepare your workers in case of an incident: 

Video Source - City of Houston and the Department of Homeland Security

Professional Training Resource >



Recommended Posts:

3 Ways to Get Employee Buy-In
Try a Reward to Get Workers On Board
5 Stept to Creating a Safety Culture
4 Safety Secrets from 4 Safety Managers