Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: You said it

This month in Safety+Health, we’re publishing the results of our 2023 Training Survey.

Created in response to National Safety Council members asking NSC Library Manager Alaina Kolosh for data on training expenditures, the survey is now in its eighth year.

In recent years, we’ve included a “You Said It” section in our survey-based articles so we can highlight responses to some of the open-ended questions.

It’s my favorite part of these articles. I love reading – and then sharing with you – some of the honest, thoughtful and insightful responses we receive.

For this year’s Training Survey, respondents answered the questions, “What mistakes have you made regarding worker safety training? What lessons have you learned?”

I always learn from our surveys – sometimes in ways I didn’t expect. Example: One respondent asked, “Why ask about mistakes? How about successes?” They’re absolutely right, and next time we’ll make sure to ask for your success stories, too. Whoever submitted that comment, thank you.

I’d also like to take a moment to thank NSC Statistics Manager Ken Kolosh. (Yes, he and wife Alaina met at work.) Ken looks over all of our survey questions and charts to make sure we’re presenting the data accurately. We’re very grateful for his time and expertise.

We’d love to hear more about what you think of our surveys overall – whether you find them useful, whether the data changes enough to warrant publishing them every year, etc. We know we send a lot of emails about them, and we very much appreciate everyone who takes the time to respond. If you have thoughts you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Melissa J. Ruminski The opinions expressed in “Editor’s Note” do not necessarily reflect those of the National Safety Council or affiliated local Chapters.

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