The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has begun training for airport workers, in order to equip cabin cleaners, janitorial workers, baggage handlers, security officers and wheelchair attendants with the tools necessary to better tackle infectious diseases.
Matching safety and compliance training to industry, employees to training and figuring out the right training frequency, is a challenge for many organizations, and tracking all that is perhaps more difficult still.
OSHA has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers recognize serious workplace hazards, implement injury prevention measures and understand their rights and responsibilities.
Beyond virtual meetings, companies are employing virtual reality (VR) as a training tool. The devices help create, say, a virtual factory where people do their job virtually before they do it in real life.
An increasing number of jobs once performed by humans are now performed by robots. Most incidents of injury occur during activities such as maintenance, programming, and adjustments of robots. To avoid such incidents, employers should consider the following fundamental areas for safety improvements.