On Oct 14th, we took in the “The Fourth Wave of Safety: Training the Mind” presentation from Dr. Ryan Todd from Headversity. He let us know the 4 key characteristics in engaging your workers in safety training so that it is applied on the farm.
SAFETY TRAINING TIP 1
This includes concepts and ideas that may not have been introduced before or new to the participants. The topic may be the same but how the topic and its’ specifics are delivered should change form meeting to meeting. Keep the participants on their toes!
SAFETY TRAINING TIP 2
Keep the information precise and to the point. Also, keep meetings to 15 minutes or less. The Farm Safety Nova Scotia Farmers Safety Rally’s will help guide you to make this happen!
SAFETY TRAINING TIP 3
The information provided in your training sessions or safety meetings should build on existing workers skills. Once workers have the basics down pat, build on those basics. For example, workers may have a basic understanding of identifying hazards, now build on risk assessment and the use of the hierarchy of controls.
SAFETY TRAINING TIP 4
Ensure that what is learned online or independently coincides with what is learned as a group and can be applied collectively to the farm operations. Concepts should be applicable! Use reputable resources for information and training such as from safety associations, provincial occupational health and safety departments, workers’ compensation or organizations who have a proven reputation.