Taking the time to discuss the safe use of tools and equipment specific to your operation is crucial. It is also important to document these discussions. Making a log to verify those who attended is tangible evidence of your proactive approach to safety. According to L&I, a lack of documentation verifying regular employee safety meetings was the second most cited item during workplace inspections in 2022.
Employers with workers on different shifts or aren’t scheduled on safety training days often wonder how to offer flexible ways to ensure training for all employees. Thankfully, there are alternate methods for employees to make up for the missed training while satisfying L&I’s requirements:
- After safety meetings, make detailed topic notes available in designated areas for workers to review on their next shift.
- Provide a convenient method for workers to ask questions on the subject matter to ensure comprehension.
- Ensure workers sign off, confirming their review of the training content upon completion.
Our Retro members can find a variety of safety topic ideas in our safety packet which we send to members monthly. These packets are also available on our web portal here. Another tool is RS SafetyTV, which contains a variety of video topics to assist you with your safety meeting.
Our safety team is available to help members elevate their safety practices from simply meeting requirements to implementing quality safety measures. Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.