Safety-Training Issues Require Written Compliance

By Jeffery C. Camplin,  
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Successful safety training requires savvy decisions in several key areas, in addition to content.

For example, most safety-training issues require written compliance, or record keeping of policies and procedures to document compliance. Managers also need to evaluate and factor in requirements for refresher training, typically annually, to make decisions on the cost and scheduling of training.

As for the delivery method, managers can provide most generic training through videos, DVDs, and online sources. In-house staff or outside professionals can deliver the training, as long as they are knowledgeable and competent in the given topic area.

Jeffery C. Camplin, CSP, CPEA, is president of Camplin Environmental Services Inc. in Rosemont, Ill. He is the administrator of the environmental practice specialty of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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