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OHS Canada: Understanding the training dilemma

Considering strategies for better safety outcomes

April 7, 2021  by OHS Canada

Knowledge, application and competency reside in different parts of the brain. Forklift training is a great example. (wavebreak3/Adobe Stock)

As a safety professional, have you ever faced resistance from management when you’ve proposed employee safety training initiatives?

Chances are you’ve heard responses like: “We don’t have the time;” “We don’t have the budget;” or “I need you to condense that eight-hour training class into three hours.”

The fact is training is costly. Let’s take for example a business paying their employees $35 in wage and benefit costs, and billing out $100 per hour for the services provided by those employees.

Read more on OHS Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.


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