State of Safety Training Post COVID-19: Manufacturing
Traditional safety training, which utilized instructor-led resources to deliver a meeting/talk/toolbox talk in front of a lunchroom full of employees is in contradiction to public health guidelines that advise social distancing as a means to reduce the harm in a postCOVID-19 world.
Traditional training had already proven to be less effective over the last 5 years as engagement and retention rates were reduced due to the impact of smart phones and other distractions that competed for employees limited attention. As a result, safety KPIs like accident rates and the average cost of a workplace incident were on the rise.
COVID-19 didn’t change safety training, but it put the need to transition to online safety training in the fast lane.
More efficient tools and processes exist for manufacturing that are also cost-effective. In a post COVID-19 world, this NEW method of training saves lives and bottom lines.