ANSI Z490.1-2009 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, & Environmental Training Craig Schroll, CSP, CET Presi...
Objectives <ul><li>Why a standard is useful </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the standard </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </...
Why Have a Standard <ul><li>Common framework </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure minimum elem...
General <ul><li>Performance oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Broad based representation on committee </li></ul><ul><li>Essential...
Voluntary <ul><li>ANSI Standards are generally not adopted specifically by regulation – they do not carry the force of law...
If Adopted <ul><li>Standard requirements are mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>Severability of sections – comply only with porti...
Format <ul><li>Two column style </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory items on left </li></ul><ul><li>Explanatory information on rig...
Accepted vs. Best Practices <ul><li>Accepted was final decision of committee </li></ul><ul><li>More inclusive </li></ul><u...
Introduction <ul><li>Scope </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul>
Scope & Application <ul><li>All safety, health & environmental training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand alone </li></ul></ul><...
Chapters <ul><li>Training program administration and management </li></ul><ul><li>Training development </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Administration & Management <ul><li>Integrate training process </li></ul><ul><li>Identify & provide appropriate resources ...
Training Development <ul><li>Systematic process including; </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment,  </li></ul><ul><li>Learning...
Needs Assessment <ul><li>Is training needed? </li></ul><ul><li>If training is needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience  </li>...
Instructional Materials <ul><li>Appropriate to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery ...
Training Delivery <ul><li>Trainer criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject matter expertise, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tra...
Training Delivery <ul><li>Planning & preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Participant safety & comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate...
Training Evaluation <ul><li>Training program </li></ul><ul><li>Training process </li></ul><ul><li>Training results </li></...
Documentation & Recordkeeping <ul><li>Essential to effective process </li></ul><ul><li>Some governmental requirements </li...
Annexes <ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Training course development guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Training delivery gu...
Implementation <ul><li>Structured process that ensures appropriate items are handled </li></ul><ul><li>Forces thoughtful c...
Implementation <ul><li>Does not mandate a specific approach but does require that we develop an appropriate approach </li>...
Implementation <ul><li>Provides consistency across various phases of your training programs </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a w...
Implementation <ul><li>Even if you decided not to adopt the standard there is much information in it that may be used to i...
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http://www.asse.org/education/virtualclassroom.php

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ANSI Z490.1-2009 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, & Environmental Training

  1. 1. ANSI Z490.1-2009 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, & Environmental Training Craig Schroll, CSP, CET President FIRECON [email_address]
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Why a standard is useful </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the standard </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Have a Standard <ul><li>Common framework </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure minimum elements are provided in training process </li></ul>
  4. 4. General <ul><li>Performance oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Broad based representation on committee </li></ul><ul><li>Essential elements of effective training process </li></ul>
  5. 5. Voluntary <ul><li>ANSI Standards are generally not adopted specifically by regulation – they do not carry the force of law </li></ul><ul><li>They may be used in court </li></ul>
  6. 6. If Adopted <ul><li>Standard requirements are mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>Severability of sections – comply only with portions of the standard that apply </li></ul><ul><li>Details established by you </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement </li></ul>
  7. 7. Format <ul><li>Two column style </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory items on left </li></ul><ul><li>Explanatory information on right </li></ul><ul><li>Appendix – guidance only </li></ul>
  8. 8. Accepted vs. Best Practices <ul><li>Accepted was final decision of committee </li></ul><ul><li>More inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Broadest possible audience </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum benefit to the most users </li></ul><ul><li>“ Best” is a rapidly moving target </li></ul>
  9. 9. Introduction <ul><li>Scope </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul>
  10. 10. Scope & Application <ul><li>All safety, health & environmental training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of another training program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applicable portions of standard </li></ul>
  11. 11. Chapters <ul><li>Training program administration and management </li></ul><ul><li>Training development </li></ul><ul><li>Training delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Training evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation and record keeping </li></ul>
  12. 12. Administration & Management <ul><li>Integrate training process </li></ul><ul><li>Identify & provide appropriate resources </li></ul><ul><li>Establish accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces following chapters </li></ul>
  13. 13. Training Development <ul><li>Systematic process including; </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment, </li></ul><ul><li>Learning objectives, </li></ul><ul><li>Course design, </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation strategy, and </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for completion </li></ul>
  14. 14. Needs Assessment <ul><li>Is training needed? </li></ul><ul><li>If training is needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required knowledge & skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job analysis & site specific information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainee abilities including language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previous training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulatory requirements </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Instructional Materials <ul><li>Appropriate to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trainer’s guide </li></ul>
  16. 16. Training Delivery <ul><li>Trainer criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject matter expertise, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training delivery skills, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trainer to trainee ratio </li></ul>
  17. 17. Training Delivery <ul><li>Planning & preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Participant safety & comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate materials </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery methods </li></ul><ul><li>Timely feedback </li></ul>
  18. 18. Training Evaluation <ul><li>Training program </li></ul><ul><li>Training process </li></ul><ul><li>Training results </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria determined during development </li></ul><ul><li>Essential to process </li></ul>
  19. 19. Documentation & Recordkeeping <ul><li>Essential to effective process </li></ul><ul><li>Some governmental requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Internal verification </li></ul><ul><li>All phases </li></ul><ul><li>Attempt was made throughout to make this simple & useful </li></ul>
  20. 20. Annexes <ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Training course development guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Training delivery guidelines </li></ul>
  21. 21. Implementation <ul><li>Structured process that ensures appropriate items are handled </li></ul><ul><li>Forces thoughtful consideration of what works and does not to foster improvement </li></ul>
  22. 22. Implementation <ul><li>Does not mandate a specific approach but does require that we develop an appropriate approach </li></ul><ul><li>Standard encourages innovation while ensuring that it meets the objectives </li></ul>
  23. 23. Implementation <ul><li>Provides consistency across various phases of your training programs </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a way to evaluate various training providers </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages a broader view of the training process </li></ul>
  24. 24. Implementation <ul><li>Even if you decided not to adopt the standard there is much information in it that may be used to improve your training process </li></ul>
  25. 25. Questions?

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