Safety and health training should begin as soon as employees are hired, the National Safety Council states, because workers generally will be open to ideas and information about how their new organization operates.
Jim Dorris from United Rentals discusses how – with new technologies and the new, digital-driven generation in mind – he "set out with the mission to leverage technology and innovation to truly improve the learning experience for my company's skills-based workforce and customers."
Washington – OSHA has announced that $10.5 million in grants is available as part of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, which may be heading for elimination in fiscal year 2018 after almost 40 years of existence.
Dallas – About 10,000 cardiac arrest situations occur in the workplace each year, yet only 45 percent of U.S. employees have been trained in first aid – and only 50 percent of workers know where to find an automated external defibrillator – according to the results of a survey recently conducted by the American Heart Association.
Washington – Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta on June 7 addressed the possible elimination of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program while re-affirming the Department of Labor’s commitment to compliance assistance in his first appearance before the House Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
Washington – OSHA is requesting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in providing occupational safety and health classes as part of the agency’s Training Institute Education Centers Program.
Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for improved flight training and procedures to improve the effectiveness of pilot weather reports, according to a recently released special investigation report.