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.
I’m sure that we can all agree that lower back injuries are a serious issue in the workplace and that they cost businesses thousands of dollars every year. Although injuries of some sort are inevitable over time, we do have the ability to greatly reduce and prevent back injuries with proper back safety training. In this post I am going to show you that there is a system that is proven to work in any occupational setting without hindering productivity, that system is the patented PowerLift® training program.
KMI learning and PowerLift® Training are proud to announce the launch of the new PowerLift® online training program on KMI Academy. PowerLift® has trained nearly a half-million workers at over 800 companies. So what makes PowerLift® unique among other back safety programs? Well… in short, it works. Read on.
Most training professionals know about the 70-20-10 training model and that it has been an accepted industry standard for professional trainers since it was first proposed in the 1980’s. For those not familiar with this model it states that 70% of a person’s learning comes from hands-on experience, 20% from coaching and mentoring and 10% from formal classroom training. But how effective and relevant is this model now and how does it apply to training for the shop floor or production line employee? The answer is it’s very relevant.
For as long as I can remember it has been common in the warehouse and distribution business to use temporary workers to fill gaps and handle seasonal spikes in volume. It is a great way to get workers into your operation quickly without the long process of recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, etc.
Operations executives are finding that an eLearning program has a valuable place in training their employees on a wide variety of topics. But the term eLearning can be confusing and misunderstood and since it is relatively new in the operations world, it is helpful to clarify what it means and what an eLearning program might look like in a plant, warehouse or distribution environment.
Most of us have heard of e-learning and maybe you’ve even taken a few online courses, but what does it really mean and how can the benefits of e-learning apply to your business? E-learning is a generic term for electronic or online learning. Most Universities now offer online courses and you can even earn an entire degree without ever stepping into a classroom. Most people are familiar with this type of learning when connected to a college or university but may not think of it as applying to their business. In fact, e-learning is one of the fastest growing parts of the business world because it is highly flexible and offers many options for training your employees.
If you have a company fleet and company drivers then you know how serious the driver shortage is today. Drivers have many employment options that include signing bonuses, inflated pay rates, and many other incentives. Other employers are actively recruiting drivers, your drivers, and you should have a plan to keep them happily employed with you.
Employers who rely on temporary workers may soon find themselves required to train the temporaries as though they were their own employees.
In the world of online training or e-learning, there are basically two types of courses. There are training courses that rely on generic, off the shelf material and those that use custom content designed specifically for your company. They are really very different and they serve very different purposes.