Industrial Safety Training

Written by Amy Hall
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Industrial safety training is not only important but necessary for workers in the fields of manufacturing and construction. All such companies must implement a health and safety plan which includes training in accident prevention, emergency response, and operation of heavy machinery and equipment. Training should be compliant with OSHA safety standards and other safety regulation mandates.

When industrial safety training is implemented properly, there is a dramatic reduction in maintenance costs as well as an increase in safety performance. In addition, employees that are properly trained do not miss work due to injuries or disabilities that were sustained while on the job. It is just a win-win situation for everyone involved when companies adhere to the safety guidelines for industrial occupations.

Industrial Safety Training for all Employees

There are a lot of issues that industrial training touches upon, including but not limited to the following: Safety/Hazards Analysis, HAZWOPER Training, Hazardous Communication (Right-to-Know), Lookout/Target, Fire Extinguisher, Personal Protective Equipment, Forktruck/lift, and OSHA compliance training. Employees must also be knowledgeable on chemical safety, as well as how to protect themselves should hazardous chemicals spill into the environment. There are many issues that must be addressed in order for the working environment to be considered safe for employees.

OSHA can help companies comply with the safety guidelines by supplying educational materials such as booklets and videos to industrial workers, as well as provide hands-on training courses that demonstrate firsthand how to handle specific risks and hazards in the workplace. All employees should be tested upon completion of a course to show their comprehension of the learned materials and demonstrate their skills.


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