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Safety Training - Why It Is Important

Written by Maureen Davis | September 6, 2018

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Training is as important to the employee as it is to the overall health of the organization. The right training can make the difference between meeting and exceeding expectations. So don’t just train your employees, educate them. Training should be ongoing using the most current information that is relevant to the job task.

How the Employee Benefits

  • Safety training empowers employees to be confident in their daily tasks and decision making.
  • Employee turnover is reduced
  • A knowledgeable well trained team works efficiently
  • Safety expertise boosts employee confidence and instills a sense a pride
  • Safety training and knowledge empowers employees to exercise stop work authority

How the Company Benefits

  • An investment in training can reduce work related losses (injuries and accidents)
  • Insurance costs decrease
  • Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is lower
  • More efficient and knowledgeable workforce
  • Work is of a higher quality and caliber due knowledge based decisions
  • A well trained staff enables a company to operate proactively to prevent loss instead of reacting after a loss occurs.  
  • Handex doesn’t provide health and safety training because we are legally obligated, we do it because we want a knowledgeable team that is happy, healthy and safe.
Whether training for a specific event or general topic, the audience should always be considered in the selection process. The right team paired with the right course results in quality service and production. Make sure that the training is relevant and the material is current. Safety training in particular, can chart the course for higher profits and a healthier staff.


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Written by Maureen Davis
Maureen has over 20 years of experience in occupational and public safety and health in the environmental and construction industries. As health & safety manager, Maureen’s primary responsibility is to provide effective leadership focused on compliance with all Federal, State and local health and safety regulations. At Handex, she has been instrumental in the development and implementation of strategies, training programs and various ways to ensure compliance with best safety practices. She is truly passionate in fostering the safety of others whether at work, home or in the general public.

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