Material handling and material transportation are wide spread fields of work and are a huge aspect of business across many different industries around the world. Whether you deliver packages, load freights, or sort mail, you are a part of the vast world of the material handling and material transportation work force. An unfortunate truth is that this type of occupation is one that is often subject to strain and sprain injuries to the back especially, which leads to missed work and injury claims.This makes it easy to agree with the fact that back injury prevention training is key in a safe work environment. In this post, we will discuss a case study, which exams the reduction in work related injuries within the United States Postal Service. Results were derived one year after introducing the patented PowerLift lower back safety training techniques and they might surprise you.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.9 million reported non-fatal work related injuries in 2015 and 3.5 percent of that comes from the construction industry. It’s easy to agree that construction as a whole is a very physically taxing industry for those on the job site. The truth of the matter is that a lot of these injuries could have been avoided if these employees had received proper training for material handling. In this post we’ll be taking a look at a case study which compares two road construction companies; one that adopted the PowerLift job site safety program and another that opted for a traditional program that taught the “squat lift”.
I think you’ll agree when I say that lower back injuries are a major issue in the distribution and manufacturing industries. These ailments costs businesses in these industries untold thousands of dollars a year in workers compensation settlements alone. Thankfully there is a back safety training program that has been proven to work time and time again in the distribution and manufacturing industries. Two separate case studies will be discussed in this post. One that deals with grocery distribution centers and one that deals with manufacturing plants. These studies prove just how much this material handling safety training can save a company like yours.
“There is strength in numbers.” “Many hands make light work.” “No man is an island.” We’ve all heard these sayings so often that they’ve become clichés. Yet, we traditionally tend to think of leaders as rather heroic individuals: singular, exceptional people who step up, or step forward and take the helm…or the fall, depending on the circumstance.
Information security is the foundation of this 24/7 financial services provider’s business and the importance of training its’ employees is paramount. As part two of the training initiative (the first focuses on existing employees and managers) the challenge of this course is to cover a broad audience of diverse backgrounds, responsibilities and roles. The client wanted an experience engaging enough to make the material fun for all in their organization.
One year after our first award-winning Security Awareness training course this Financial Services organization was ready to roll-out a follow-up. The new material would include a partial revision to the original course in addition to a number of new topics. We were challenged with determining how to reconcile the new information with the previous course in an equally effective manner yet under tighter budget restrictions.
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It’s no secret. Workplace training can sometimes be difficult material to get excited about. But because it’s so important, this global financial services provider tasked us with turning around this all too common perception. All company employees, regardless of seniority or status, are required to complete this workplace training. With such a wide scope of audience and potentially mundane subject, we welcomed the challenge of developing an engaging experience – one that anyone would find fun and exciting.
This Human Resources Training organization had developed a highly successful, multi-day classroom training session on a proprietary effective interviewing process. Though the classroom training was effective, the client realized that it was not a scalable model, and, in fact, their customers were clamoring for an online virtual learning environment version. They first tried to create a very simple e-Learning conversion of their classroom content. They recognized that this version did not do justice to the outstanding content nor did it offer multi-device delivery. They wanted a virtual learning environment that offered creative and innovative design, interactivities and multi-device delivery. And, they wanted it all within a very tight budget.
At this Financial Services organization, security of systems, processes, and information is critical to the corporation’s success and growth. The Company faced a challenge: how to formalize this information so that it was easily accessible, consistent, adaptable and applicable across the global population.