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Tools For Safety Trainers


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Tools For Safety Trainers

  1. 1. Teaching Adults: Tools for Safety Trainers © 2007 Bongarde Media 1
  2. 2. Teaching adults: tools for safety trainers Goals and objectives – After the completion of this workshop, the participant should be able to: Use the characteristics and learning styles of adult learners to create more effective safety training programs Apply Dale’s Cone of Learning to create safety training programs that change employee behavior Create safety training that effectively reaches adults with different learning styles Recognize emerging web 2.0 tools for learning © 2007 Bongarde Media 2
  3. 3. OSHA Training Guidelines* A. Determining if Training is Needed B. Identifying Training Needs C. Identifying Goals and Objectives D. Developing Learning Activities E. Conducting the Training F. Evaluating Program Effectiveness G. Improving the Program H. Training must align with job tasks *US Department of Labor. Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines. OSHA 2254 1998 (Revised). © 2007 Bongarde Media 3
  4. 4. Characteristics of adult learners* Need to know why they need to learn something Learn through experience See learning as problem-solving Learn best when the topic is of immediate value Are often self directed * Malcolm Knowles. For more about Knowles and his work, see: .html © 2007 Bongarde Media 4
  5. 5. Tips for motivating adult learners Involve them in assessing and evaluating training needs Respect their time: keep training short and focused Tell them upfront the goal and objective of training, and what they will gain from the training Ask them to share their experiences and validate the importance of experience Give employees opportunities for self-directed learning Measure retention of learning through quizzes and other methods Share summaries of results and feedback © 2007 Bongarde Media 5
  6. 6. Learning styles Most people use all styles but show an affinity for one style – Visual: learn through pictures and reading – Auditory: learn through listening – Kinesthetic/Tactile: learn through touching, feeling, experiencing, doing Effective trainers adjust their teaching style to employees’ learning styles and take into account the different styles when conveying information © 2007 Bongarde Media 6
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  8. 8. Reaching visual learners Illustrated handouts PowerPoint Computer-based training Posters Clip Art Props Employee newsletters Safety puzzles © 2007 Bongarde Media 8
  9. 9. Reaching auditory learners Listening and presenting Q&A, discussion groups Narrated PowerPoint Toolbox Talks Computer-based training Audio talks Video Listening to audio talks at work, driving, exercising – Download audio talks to CDs – Download audio talks to mp3 players Podcasts Video Ipod training © 2007 Bongarde Media 9
  10. 10. Reaching kinesthetic learners Interactive safety training games – “Safety Jeopardy” – Virtual oil rig simulators* Role playing Hands-on training labs Adventurous, fast-paced action videos Give opportunities to move around Keep training short *See SimuLynx Rig Skills. Terris-Hill Productions. ( © 2007 Bongarde Media 10
  11. 11. Using stories in adult training* Stories convey complex information in an understandable and memorable way Stories and videos from respected and experienced workers speak powerfully to new workers Collect and video tape your workers’ stories Real-life Fatality Reports grab employees’ attention to the dangers of close calls *Cullen ET, Fein AH. Tell Me a Story: Why Stories are Effective to Safety Training: Report of Investigation 9664. NIOSH (August 2005). Download at © 2007 Bongarde Media 11
  12. 12. Ideas for reinforcing training Worker slogan contests Customize training materials with pictures of YOUR employees, equipment, logo, and locations What’s wrong with this picture? Involve employees’ family in safety training and learning: children’s drawings, laminated placemats, recipe contests for healthy living, home-safety video contests . . . Safety Jeopardy or other games specific to your worksite © 2007 Bongarde Media 12
  13. 13. Stay Tuned: Upcoming Web 2.0 tools that will affect training Web 2.0: second-generation of web-based communities and hosting services – Browsing, eg, Google Search, StumbleUpon – Productivity and Commerce, eg, Basecamp, Google Calendar – Publishing, eg, WordPress, PollDaddy, Drupal – Graphics, eg, Picasa, Google SketchUp, GIMP, Blender, Synfig – Reference, eg, Wikipedia, IMDb – Communications, eg, Skype, Trillian – Virtual Worlds, eg, SecondLife – Community, eg, LinkedIn, Facebook, digg, TeacherTube, SafetyXChange, Vermont Safety Information Resources – Tools for file sharing and storage, eg, BitTorrent, box – Gaming & Entertainment, eg, Line Rider, Eventful – Media, eg, flickr, YouTube, uStream.TV, Slideshare – Mobile, eg, 1-800-GOOG-411, Radar.Net 411 © 2007 Bongarde Media 13
  14. 14. For More Information Presentation by Aileen McHugh Director, Online Services Safety Smart Online Bongarde Media 300 Main Street Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: 203-653-2895 Fax: 203-316-0283 © 2007 Bongarde Media 14