3 Safety Topics For Your Employee Training

March 15, 2022

Man collapsing at work and lying down on floor in a warehouse. Woman giving first aid.

Accidents happen, but luckily for us there are many things that can be done in order to minimize the risk of injury. One way that many employers do this is by staying prepared in case of an emergency. Investing in safety training, and keeping employees informed can be the key to saving a life. Here are three safety topics you might want to consider including into your training: 

  1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): CPR training can be used for a multitude of emergencies such as heart attacks, drownings, and unresponsive/unconsciousness with loss of breath. This can happen to anyone at any time with little to no warning. However, if your employees are aware of the signs, they will be able to identify these situations and provide the appropriate treatment until medical personnel arrive. 
  2. Mental & Physical Healthcare: In our constantly changing environments, mental and physical health is of the utmost importance. There have been countless studies done that show a direct link between productivity and wellness, and from research done by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) we also know that 1 in 5 adults reported having experienced a mental illness. Therefore, it is important that organizations take this into account when managing a facility.
  3. Equipment Usage & Maintenence: When equipment is misused or improperly maintained, it can be hazardous for those around. To avoid any injuries, it is necessary that every authorized employee is trained on how to properly handle and maintain any machinery or appliances. 

There are many more topics that you can include in your general safety training, but the key takeaway here is that the benefits of efficient training almost always outweigh the costs of unpreparedness. For more information or questions regarding how to implement general plant safety or maintenance, contact us at (210) 495-1950 or email us at info@vanguardresources.com