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Safety Training

By Ethan Davis

The Business Owner or Manager should provide safety training to all newly hired employees. Each new employee will be given a copy of the safety manual.

1. General safety orientation containing information common to all employees should be reviewed, before be-ginning their regular job duties. Recommendations include (at a minimum):

  • Review the Safety Manual, with extra time spent on: accident and hazard reporting procedures, emergency procedures, first aid, and special emphasis programs which are included within this program.

  • Encourage and motivate employee involvement in safety. Make each employee accountable for their safety and the safety of their coworkers.

  • Review any known workplace hazards.

  • Conduct training on any topics that are not scheduled to be addressed within a reasonable timeframe and are relevant to the employee’s job.

2. Job-specific training provided before performing the task should include:

  • Specific safety rules, procedures, hazards, and special emphasis programs (Chemical Handling Proce-dures/Hazard Communication Program, Personal Protective Equipment, Smoking Policy, Violence Preven-tion Program, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space Program, Fleet Safety) that will impact them as they com-plete their job with the organization.

  • Identify employee’s and employer’s responsibilities.

Continual training should be provided to new hires. Each new hire should be assigned to work with an experi-enced employee for at least 6 months. The senior employee should act as a mentor and ensure that the new employee is working safely and exhibits a positive safe attitude.

The Business Owner or Manager should complete the New Employee Safety Checklist for each new employee during their safety training.