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Training is an ongoing need in every company and it’s a major responsibility! An effective training program is responsible for avoiding staggering expenses and injured workers, while also motivating and training your workforce to be the best in the industry - and that will have positive effects on every department in your company. For a limited time, you can get help developing a successful program with this FREE report, 7 Strategies for Effective Training!

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Train Supervisors to Manage Challenging Employees

The objective of the following role-playing exercise is to review strategies for managing challenging employees effectively.

Instruct trainees to choose a partner and role-play each of the following situations. For the first role-playing exercise, one person takes the role of the supervisor and the other, the role of the employee. Then, for the second, switch roles.


Do You Train Your Supervisors on How to Manage Challenging Employees?

"Are your supervisors prepared to manage challenging employees? Today's Advisor helps you get them prepared with a basic training session outline."

Supervising employees is never easy, but some workers make the task particularly difficult. These challenging employees can try your supervisors’ patience and drain a lot of their time and energy. They can also be a disruptive influence, damaging morale and making it difficult for their coworkers to function productively. That’s why your supervisors need to know how to manage these employees so that they can help turn them into productive, positive workers.


A Quick Guide to OSHA Training Requirements for Environmental Managers

"In yesterday's Advisor, we told you about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) asbestos training requirements for different employee types. Today, we go over more OSHA training requirements that may apply to environmental training, and we showcase a whole library of online environmental training courses ready to use and available now."

Because we know that the environmental manager sometimes carries safety training responsibilities, here’s a summary of some OSHA training requirements you should know about.

Emergency Response

Emergency responders, including public sector responders in states without OSHA-approved programs, must be trained according to job tasks, including the elements of the emergency response plan, standard operating procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), and procedures for handling emergency incidents.


Do You Know What Your OSHA Training Requirements Are?

"In today's Advisor, we share an article about what environmental managers need to know about OSHA training requirements that first appeared in our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor."

For the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most important goal of occupational safety and health training is the long-term reduction of injury and illness among workers. The immediate effectiveness of training is measured through inspections, test scores, surveys, and observing how workers demonstrate the task they have learned. Long-term effectiveness is measured by evaluating worker attitudes toward risk reduction and hazard control, changes in work practices over time among workers who have received training, and changes in reported health and injury rates.


Survey Reveals Training Needs and Trends

"Today's Advisor reports on the results of a recent survey that covered training from all aspects, including subjects, methods, budgets, and metrics."

Job skills training was the number one training need identified by participants in a recent survey, and leadership/supervisory skills training is a close second. Also, 22% chose job skills as their top training need, while more than 20% pointed to leadership/supervisory skills.

Other training needs include compliance training (12%), safety training (6.5%), better training materials (5.9%), and more time for training (5.6%), according to the 2014 Fringe Benefits Survey: Training and Development recently released by BLR®.