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Benefits of Online Safety Training

Benefits of Online Safety Training

Nov. 25, 2022
Learning is better retained when employees can set their own schedules and learn at their own pace.

Over the past few years, many companies are now offering online safety training. In an  article on NASP (National Association of Safety Training), author Logan Torrey outlines some benefits of using this type of training.

 Less Time Lost

In-person safety meetings can take up a lot of time. Imagine a business halting its operations for a single eight-hour workday to conduct safety training. Many businesses can’t afford that loss in time and productivity.

Online safety training can help businesses regain that lost time. It’s a streamlined process that many businesses allow their employees to do on their own, erasing the need to halt operations so everyone can attend a mandatory safety meeting. Even if businesses want their employees to complete their online safety training on-site, they can stagger the times when people do their training so their operations can stay up and running.

Improved Retention

Rigid safety training requirements and worn-out topics can be difficult to sit through, causing anyone to tune out of the topics at hand. In the worst cases, people may choose to drop out of in-person safety courses or test poorly at the end of the course.

You can improve your knowledge retention and stay engaged with your safety training when you take an online safety course. You can experience greater enthusiasm for your safety training when taking online courses as you set your own schedule, learn at your own pace and take relevant courses that take your current level of knowledge to the next tier.

 Learning Accommodations

When you choose online learning for your safety protocol, you enable yourself to achieve your personal best. Many online courses are available in different languages, ensuring you and your team of safety professionals can understand the content. If you’re someone who prefers staying quiet in classroom settings, you’ll enjoy making progress on your online learning course, absorbing the information in the comfort of your own home at times when you’ll be most engaged and ready to absorb the information.

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