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As you likely well know, workers are not born safety-minded! That makes training the number one element in accident and illness avoidance. Check the articles here frequently for the latest and best tips on training techniques, trends, programs and equipment for group, one-one, or self-directed situations, in both general and specific work activities. Your training will be both easier and more effective if you do.

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Employers Get 3-Year Extension on Crane Operator Certification—but not on Training Requirements

Just ahead of its original deadline for the certification of crane operators under the 2010 final rule on Cranes and Derricks in Construction, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has offered employers and crane operators a break. In a rule finalized on September 25, 2014, the Agency has extended the deadline for operator certification from November 10, 2014, three full years, to November 10, 2017. But, the Agency emphasized, the certification requirement is separate from the training requirements under the standard. Employers must still provide training to crane operators.

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Tree Trimming Training

A tree-trimming accident leads to a fatality—and a reconsideration of safety training for outdoor work. Today’s Advisor reports on the accident and reiterates OSHA’s safety recommendations for tree-trimming activities.

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Survey Says: Some Workers Willing to Pay for Training

Today’s Advisor reports on the results of a recent survey on the value of training in the workplace.

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An Internship of Olympic Proportions!

Today’s Advisor reports on one journalism student’s internship at the recent Sochi Winter Olympics. It’s a great example of how internships—in any industry—can provide exciting and effective on-the-job training that helps prepare the next generation of your workforce.

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Keep An Eye on Safety Training

One way to open your training session is with the eye-opening statistics given in the “Why It Matters” section! Also inform trainees that the top 5 industries for eye injuries are:

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Fire Drills Aren’t Just for Fun

October 5 to 11 is National Fire Prevention Week (www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week). Inspire your employees to participate in fire drill training by sharing the news about how a failure to train and drill on evacuation routes earned Hawaii companies large fines.

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Expert Advice on E-Learning

Today’s Advisor gets expert answers to these questions: What are some common problems that can derail e-learning projects, and what can safety trainers do to address those problems?

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Build a Better Retraining Program with These Three R’s

In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at three ways to make sure that your introductory training works for your workforce. But training is never a one-and-done proposition. Build a training program that continually reinforces your safety message with three more fundamental strategies.

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Build Better Introductory Training Sessions Using These Three R’s

Do you sometimes feel like your training sessions have become a dog and pony show, requiring you to play the manic comedian in order to keep your trainees engaged and interested? Maybe you’re working too hard. Here’s what your workers really need from your training sessions.

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Long-Time Trainer Honored for Apprenticeship Development

Today’s Advisor provides an inspirational example of the positive difference professional trainers can make on future generations in their communities and their industries.

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