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Don’t become part of the statistic – Reduce new hire injuries

Available Online http://www.sbnonline.com/article/dont-become-pa...
Publication Date December 28, 2017
Author Smart Business News Staff
Source Smart Business News
Source Type Online News Article
Summary

This article focuses on the importance of and what should be included in new hire training. The article states that nearly 40% of injuries occur in workers who have been employed for less than one year, one out of eight injuries occur on the first day of work, and new hires are nearly five times as likely to be injured on the job as more experienced workers. The article suggests that safety training should begin as soon as the employee is hired, reassigned, transferred, and/or introduced to new hazards or technologies within the work environment, and that all employees should attend regular safety meetings throughout the year. The article recommends including information about company safety, health rules and policies, safety training, emergency procedures, how to report injuries and illnesses, OSHA program information, safety team information, emergency contacts, and safety responsibilities in employee safety trainings.

Keywords Health and safety, safety training, workplace safety, physical safety, workplace injury
Reference

SBN Staff. (2017, December 28). Don’t become part of the statistic – Reduce new hire injuries. Smart Business News. Retrieved January 3, 2018, from http://www.sbnonline.com

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