Given the results, you’d expect most safety training activity across the US and Canada to focus on these areas, right? Of course you would – and so would we – so we put ourselves to the test. With Liberty’s results in hand, we checked out what SafetySmart’s 4,000 member organizations used most in 2014 to train their employees, contractors, and supervisors. These 4 topics all turned up in SafetySmart’s top 10:
Lifting safety & back protection
Not a bad tally – but there was one surprise: only fall protection made the top 3. Just one!! Because of that, fresh coverage of the other three will continue in healthy doses for 2015, just as in 2014 – including new onsite training meeting kits released to members in January and February on both ergonomics and fall protection.
Other important topics like chemical safety, lockout / tagout, and emergency prep still belong in many safety programs – no doubt about it – especially for many manufacturing and construction sites. But the latest Safety Index is a reminder to be sure your 2015 training program covers the most likely sources of injuries and unplanned costs.