Why Is Better Safety Training An Important Aspect For The Workplace?

WHS training in the workplace provides workers with information about how to keep themselves safe on the job, such as by wearing protective gear or avoiding hazardous substances. It also teaches them how to handle dangerous situations that may arise at work, and may be a part of a WHS consultation with a professional body or occupational hygienist in Australia.

Why is safety training important for the workplace?

Safety training is important for the workplace because it helps to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that occur each year. There are a lot of people who get injured or killed during work every day, and such incidents can be avoided if proper training was given to employees. In addition to preventing injuries, safety training can also help workers recover from accidents more quickly.

When workers know how to safely do their jobs, they are less likely to get hurt on the job. This not only keeps them safe, but it also keeps businesses from losing money due to worker injury or illness.

Every business should invest in safety training for their employees, whether they are a small or large business. It is an investment that will save the business money in the long run.

What are some of the benefits of a strong safety training programme?

A strong safety training programme can have many benefits, including:
A lower risk of worker injuries.
A lower chance of being liable for injury or illness claims.
Reduced workers’ compensation costs.

For small businesses, an investment in safety training can have huge benefits and keep the business safe from harm. There are many things that need to be covered within the area of safety training including:

What kind of work is allowed at your workplace.
How to properly use equipment.
Proper lifting techniques and much more!

Every aspect should be included so that no accidents occur on the job site. By investing time into better understanding what needs to go into their company’s safety programme it could help them avoid fines due to non-compliance with government regulations as well as reduce insurance premiums over time.

Essential elements of a good workplace training may include:

Ensuring employees know what hazards are present at their job site.
Provide training on how to stay safe while performing certain tasks.
Training employees in the proper use of equipment and tools.
Ensure workers know how to properly use protective equipment.
Familiarize workers with how to report any potential hazards or safety concerns that arise at the job site.
Knowing what hazardous materials exist around you and knowing ways to protect yourself from them.
How equipment works and using it properly so an accident doesn’t happen.

How can a business owner create a successful, engaging, and interactive safety training program?

Workplace health and safety training is generally conducted by an in-house trainer or a consultant. Many factors must be considered when designing a training program, including the audience’s prior knowledge, literacy levels and learning styles. The objectives of the safety training should also be taken into account.

Some ways to make your WHS training in the workplace is more engaging and interactive include:

Using case studies or real-life examples to illustrate points.
Breaking participants up into small groups to discuss topics or answer questions.
Incorporating activities such as role plays, group problem solving exercises or quizzes.
Making use of video clips, animations or interactive tools.
Providing opportunities for workers to ask questions and share their own experiences.
Allowing time for discussion and reflection after each module.

How to get started on implementing this type of programme

Implementing a good health and safety programme in your workplace is vital. You can do this easily by consulting with a professional in workplace health and safety or an occupational hygienist in Australia.

A system should be developed that takes into account the specific needs of every business. The programme must be continually updated to reflect changes in technology, legislation and best practices as they evolve over time.

Training is important not only for employees but for employers as well, because they need to be aware of their responsibilities. Employers should ensure that they have an up-to-date health and safety policy in place, which sets out the employer’s commitment toward employees’ health and safety. It is important for employers to make it clear what type of training will be provided by them during onsite induction sessions or at other times throughout employment. Implementing these types of systems can help reduce any possible dangers that could occur while working at your company’s site.

Book Marketing: Which Social Media Will Help to Boost Sales?

I just attended a short seminar about using social media to improve sales. While the overview was informative, it was also a bit overwhelming. Maybe my response was generational, but I’m a “seasoned citizen” and prefer to speak to people face-to-face, not electronically.

Thankfully, I have the necessary computer skills to write books, send emails, participate in blog talk radio, and post on the Internet. But in the computer age, this may not be enough.

Steve Kloyda, a “prospecting expert,” gave the seminar and his entire business hinges on maximizing social media. Phone, snail mail, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook YouTube, text messaging — Kloyda touched on them all. I’m already on Facebook and LinkedIn and stay in touch with book publishing contacts via email and phone. How could I make better use of social media?

According to Kloyda, 75 percent of all Internet activity come from smart phones. I don’t have a smart phone and am not sure I need one. However, I do have a professionally designed website and update it every few months. This website has received lots of traffic.

As the seminar came to a close, attendees were asked the action they planned to take to better use social media. I said I would update my Facebook listing. What I didn’t say, and am considering, is starting a blog again. Several years ago, I had a blog and, since it didn’t get much traffic, canceled my subscription. Though I have a Twitter account, I use the Internet to post, and my posts have been few.

Later, as we were driving home, my friend and I discussed social media and how we could use it to spark book sales. We’re co-authoring a book and, after it is published, will go in different marketing directions. She is a dietitian and will continue to network in her field. I’m a grief writer and will continue to produce articles and books in my field.

Our conclusion: We will use the social media that work for us as individuals. This brought my thoughts back to the marketing strategies I currently use: writing ezines, writing for an online grief community, writing for a magazine, speaking to support groups, and giving conference presentations. But I need to become more savvy, so I’m identifying my action steps.

Though I may not take all of these steps, at least they will get me moving forward and, hopefully, increase sales. My possible action steps include getting a smart phone, blogging regularly, adding blog talk radio programs to my website, revising my LinkedIn bio, posting on YouTube, and reading some of the books Steve Kloyda recommended during the seminar.

Are you in the dark about social media? If so, it’s time to turn on the light and take action. Your local library may offer classes or talks. Check the newspaper for similar listings. Post on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, make sure your brand is consistent. Upload a current photo and use key words to describe your writing niche. Good luck!

Copyright 2011 by Harriet Hodgson

Network Marketing is a Great Option If You Want to Work at Home

I have to say I hesitated on the title of this article since there are so many ads that promise riches with no effort and even overnight riches.

As I thought about all of the reasons network marketing is a great option, I just couldn’t come up with a better suited title.

So let me share five of the reasons I believe you should consider direct sales when making the decision to work at home:

1. Order forms and catalogs already exist. Unless you’ve joined a brand new company, there are already product catalogs and order forms available. You will not have to reinvent the wheel or deal with designing and printing catalogs. Most distributors I’ve spoken to have confirmed that the cost of the catalogs is very reasonable.

2. Direct sales has been around over 100 years. Each year I see more companies attempt to enter the network marketing/direct sales arena. It’s a proven business model that works.

3. Product manufacturing is all handled by the company. Though it does happen, it’s seldom that a network marketing company can not deliver on product orders. This is very different that making your own products and trying to meet customer demand. In addition, the company will take care of any quality control issues, this won’t fall on you to deal with.

4. Branding and marketing are done by the company. For the most part the company will not advertise for individual customers but they will write company press releases and they will work on branding the company name. Companies will also make monetary and product donations throughout the country further promoting the company name.

5. Online ordering is often handled by the company. It can get very costly and time consuming to purchase shopping carts on your own and update your website on a regular basis. When you join a direct sales company, product updates and shopping carts are already in place. In addition, customers can often find product information made available by the company right on the website.

The fee to start a network marketing business is usually under $100 depending on what products you’ll be receiving. That, combined with the five reasons above, make choosing network marketing a great choice.