Effective Safety Training: A Guide to Creating, Designing, Delivering, & Evaluating EHS Training That Works

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If you’re in EHS (or Safety), you’re probably also in EHS (or Safety) training. If so, you're going to LOVE the free downloadable guide at the bottom of this article.

The guide is going to walk you through all the steps of having a top-notch EHS training program that follows best practices. We think it will make your job easier and your workplace a safer, healthier place.

It's a complete guide that will help you follow best practices for integrating your EHS and EHS training efforts; managing your EHS training program; design, develop, deliver, and evaluate your EHS training; and continually improve your EHS training.

Our guide has a lot in common with the best practices put forth in ANSI Z490.1, the American national standard of "Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training." Although our guide covers nearly everything in the standard, we do recommend you still go and get a copy of the guide (which was just updated in 2016).

Let us know if you have any questions, thoughts, or comments--there's a comments section at the bottom of this article. And enjoy the guide!

Best Practices for Effective EHS Training Programs

This EHS Training Guide will walk you through best practices for EHS training, including:

  • Familiarizing you with ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 and Z490.2
  • Administration and management of your EHS training program
  • EHS training design and development, including:
    • Performing a needs assessment
    • Identifying course prerequisites
    • Creating learning objectives
    • Designing the course
    • Designing the evaluation
    • Determining completion criteria
    • Making plans for continuous improvement
  • EHS training delivery, including:
    • Criteria for effective EHS trainers
    • EHS training delivery methods
    • EHS training materials
  • EHS training evaluation
  • Continuous improvement of EHS training
  • EHS training documentation and record keeping

With that introduction done, please feel free to download the FREE GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE EHS TRAINING BELOW.

Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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