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2020 Training Survey

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This month, Safety+Health presents the results of our 2020 Training Survey.

The survey was conducted in March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking a major hold in the United States.

It would have been hard to anticipate just how disruptive the pandemic has been to a large number of American workplaces.

Employees in essential industries have stayed on the job, while others wonder how the workplace will look when they return – or if they’ll have a job to come back to at all.

As events unfold, one of the many questions occupational safety and health professionals have to wrestle with is, how will safety training change? Will safety pros who use classroom training return to that model (with adjustments), or is virtual training the way to go? Will safety budgets go up, or take a hit?

We hope you find the results from this year’s survey – including how much respondents spent on training, who they train and the types of training they offer – useful. And we look forward to conducting the survey again next year, when your responses will help us paint a picture of how much the safety training landscape has been altered.

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