Young worker survey on workplace safety training

Monday, November 03, 2014

Ontario health and safety association asks for input via online survey

Young worker wearing hard hatWith the increasing use of technology and devices, young workers have access to more resources and information than ever before. However, when it comes to occupational health and safety training, depending on the course material, some methodologies may still work better than others.

Workplace Safety North (WSN), the provincial health and safety association for forestry, mining, and pulp and paper, has created an online survey to better understand the health and safety training wants and needs of young Ontario workers, age 30 and under.

“It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey, which asks about experience with workplace training,” says Tom Welton, Director of Industrial at WSN, “and the types of training you prefer, from on-the-job and classroom training, to self-study and video.

“Some training lends itself well to online methods like video playlists and e-learning modules, however, there will always be a need for hands-on training for equipment: things like chainsaw handling, operating mobile equipment such as forklifts and cable skidders, as well as using personal protective equipment like harnesses and lifelines for working at heights.

“For certain subjects, some people learn better by doing while others prefer to learn from an instructor as opposed to self-study. So, this survey is an opportunity for young workers to help shape future workplace safety training programs in Ontario.

“Please forward this link to any young workers you know, and ask them to take a few minutes to complete the survey – they’ll be helping make Ontario workplaces safer,” says Welton.

Link: Training Delivery Methods Survey

Your opinion matters! Please take a few minutes to complete the confidential survey. Thank you!