Employer’s Safety Training Resources
A workplace culture that prioritizes safety should be about more than following a list of procedures and policies that ensure compliance. Proper training encourages workers to understand their responsibilities, gives an overview of specific hazards to avoid and helps them to stay safe while performing their job. With decades of experience in the Commercial Painting Industry, we have done our research and rounded up some of the most useful websites with information about workplace health and safety training resources.
OSHA – Safety and Health Training Resources
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly known by its acronym OSHA, is responsible for protecting worker health and safety in the United States. OSHA determines which standards and requirements apply to specific work environments and enforces employer adherence to those standards and requirements.
OSHA details the procedures, equipment, and training that employers and workers must use to reduce hazards and ensure safety standards specific to the employers’ workplace and workers’ jobs. Their website also provides helpful resources such as annual inspection data, including employee complaints, referrals, and statistics. You’ll also have access to web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics, injury and fatality reports, training videos, and more.
With the information and resources available on the OSHA website, employees will be well equipped to reduce workplace hazards and to implement new safety and health management systems. They are also encouraged to promote a safe and healthy work environment through cooperative programs, support the development of innovative ways of dealing with workplace hazards, etc.
For more information visit OSHA Website.
The National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the only Federal agency with a mandate to fund occupational safety, health research and training. This organization is committed to education that prevents workplace injuries and illnesses for over 150 million US workers.
The Institute’s website offers information to reduce worker illness and injury; to improve employee well-being. It also outlines how to promote safe and healthy workers through interventions, capacity building, and cooperation.
The HHE Program allows NIOSH to respond to evaluation requests from employers, employees, and government agencies.
For more information visit NIOSH website.
NSC – National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate and a mission-based organization that works to eliminate the major causes of preventable fatalities and injury with a focus on the workplace.
The NFC and the OSHA have worked together to improve workplace health and safety by sharing information, guidance and access to safety training resources. Both NSC and OSHA seek to advance understanding of workers’ rights as well as employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This specifically aims to help prevent accidental workplace injuries and save lives.
The NSC website provides a variety of resources including the Safety Operations Benchmarking Study, safety talks, videos, quizzes, posters, PowerPoint presentations, injury facts, and publications for safety professionals at every level of expertise.
With the resources available on the NCS website you can evaluate any accidents experienced by your employees or clients, review potentially unsafe practices and review requirements for safe work practices.
For more information visit NSC website.
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
The American Society of Safety Professionals is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals. For more than 100 years, the ASSP has supported efforts to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
ASSP provides education, advocacy, standards development, and a professional community to set the standard for occupational safety, health excellence, and ethics. As a community of about 40,000 OSH professionals around the world, the ASSP provides a network of resources in 80 countries.
The ASSP website offers a membership program that provides access to the community of OSH professionals. This network provides insights on how to increase productivity and operational efficiency with learning opportunities in a range of formats (including certificate programs, webinars, microlearning, online courses, conferences, OSH publications, and proactive government programs at both state and federal level).
By becoming an ASSP member you’ll have access to the latest information and practices that provide members with valuable insight through highly regarded publications, top-quality continuing education and a vast community of peers.
For more information visit ASSP website.
International Labor Organization (ILO)
As a United Nations agency, the International Labor Organization (ILO) handles employment-related issues such as employment standards and problems of exploitation. The ILO is responsible for registering complaints against organizations that infringe rules and regulations. However, it does not sanction organizations or governments.
The ILO works with governments, employers, and employees from 187 member states to establish labor standards, improve policies and devise projects aimed to promote fair work for all women and men. Nearly half of ILO instruments deal directly or indirectly with workplace health and safety issues.
ILO’s website provides essential resources for economic activity, codes of practice, specific risk protection, and the like. With the resources available on the ILO website, tragedies are preventable through the implementation of sound prevention, reporting, and inspection practices.
For more information visit ILO website.
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