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Insurance ISSUES Employee Training Pays ave you ever met a bu s iness owner who doesn’t want to be profitable and provide a safe work environment? Erin Richards H ave you e ver met an employee who doesn’t want to be appreciated, fairly compensated and to work without injury? Accidents reduce business profits through direct and hidden costs and they decrease employee morale. Yet accidents happen and people continue to get hurt. Experience tells us that proper training for employees is essential in reducing injuries and illnesses in the work place. Simply training employees in how to perform their jobs safely can prevent many workplace injuries. Training provides the knowledge and motivation to interrupt the events that often lead to injuries. H Since most people spend almost a third of their lives at work, the workplace should be a safe place. With safety training, you can provide a more secure environment for your employees and reap the beneﬁts of higher productivity, proﬁts and employee loyalty. ❍ ng raini T Evaluation Checklist: How effective is your training program? • Does training cover general workplace safety practices? • Are speciﬁc instructions included on controlling hazards unique to the individual job assignment? • Does training occur on a regular basis? • Is training provided when new tools, equipment, systems or processes are introduced? • Are training sessions documented for each employee? • Are training records retained? • Are managers and supervisors held accountable for training new employees? • Are employees held accountable for applying training techniques and working safely? Hiring, Training & Orientation Injury prevention begins with an effective hiring program to ensure you hire qualiﬁed people who will become assets to your business. Organizations that accurately assess the demands of the job are in a better position to select qualiﬁed people and to develop eﬀective training methods for speciﬁc tasks. Orientation and training should cover the job expectations, instructions to perform the job safely and they should be documented. In developing orientation and training programs, consider your people, the work environment and the equipment used in your operations. Focus on tasks that most frequently lead to injuries. The more frequently incidents occur, the higher the chance of experiencing a serious injury. 387479_McKinney.indd 1 When we started in this business, a gallon of gasoline cost a dime. Family-owned and operated, we’ve been the experts in petroleum systems and service since 1933. From tanks to twenty-four hour service calls, you can count on us. 800.476.7867 | mckinneypetroleum.com Petrogram 17 | Fall 2008 | 1:04:59 PM 9/17/08
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Petrogram - Fall 2008
Petrogram - Fall 2008
Welcome, New Board Members
Getting the Message Out There
Spotlight on FPMA's 2008 Convention & Trade Show!
Out & About the Industry
Alcohol Beverages & Tobacco Regulation: Questions and Answers
Hedging 101: Part II
What Owners Should Know
The Price-Gouging Statute
Conference of Committees Registration Form
Index of Advertisers
Petrogram - Fall 2008
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