‘Brookwood-Sago’ grants honor 25 fallen Alabama, West Virginia miners
February 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the availability of up to $1 million in grants for education and training programs to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.
Airport traffic enforcement employees at the Palm Springs (CA) International Airport are concerned because they haven’t received training in handling emergencies or disasters.
Take, for example, workplace violence. A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area of Fort Lauderdale International Airport, leaving five people dead.
There are many things about the workplace that we think are current but are, in fact, already grossly outdated. Gone are the days when decisions were bellowed from the top of the ladder, subjecting those of us languishing on the lower rungs to simply accept whatever a superior inflicts upon us.
The United States has thousands of workforce development and training programs, run by the public, social, and private sectors. Some are excellent; others, not so much. The problem is that we don’t know which are which.
According to Bersin by Deloitte, a leading research and advisory services firm, talent development is the second biggest challenge facing HR executives at organizations today. Bersin estimates companies spend more than $130 billion per year on employee development, with leadership development taking up the single largest area of spending.
Although it might be seen as less crucial in soft skill industries, every employer has a duty to keep its staff and customers safe.
In most organizations, a dedicated employee will have undergone some form of adult first aid training in order to provide the necessary provision in the workplace and ensure that if an incident happens, they are able to act and follow the necessary protocols.
OSHA has revised the requirements for authorized trainers in its Outreach Training Program, updating and clarifying student contact hours, replacement card procedures, the Trainer Code of Conduct, and more.
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. introduces Active Shooter/Active Threat online training
February 1, 2017
A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) study identified 200 active shooter incidents in the U.S. from 2000-2015 that killed or wounded a total of 1,274 people. To help organizations improve employee response and survival in these unpredictable and quickly evolving situations, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has introduced the Active Shooter/Active Threat training program.