Should You Do Online Safety Training for Your Staff?

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Looking to lower your workman's comp insurance rates with a little added safety training? Lots of businesses come toOnline Safety Courses Minnesota Comp Advisor with questions as to the effectiveness of online programs versus in-person venues. Quick and inexpensive to implement, these courses are highly attractive to employers and convenient for workers – but are they up to snuff?

Rest assured, for many topics online safety training far outperforms in-house experiences:

• Less distraction, more interaction.
The atmosphere of large groups can prevent many people from learning. The questions of the few are often a distraction for the many and can prevent the intended outcome of the class (education). Add to that the average person’s attention span, and off-topic questions and conversations can become a recipe for disaster.

On the flipside, unanswered questions due to a lack of time or uncooperative instructor may leave key issues unresolved. Here online training excels, providing a streamlined experience with the opportunity to revisit topics or participate in additional interactive exercises later.

• More independence, less hand holding.
Online safety training programs allow supervisors to assign a task, namely participation in an online training exercise, then allow employees to do it without having to sit with them in the classroom.

Not a one-size-fits-all solution
Though online training programs are great for many topics, it's important to keep in mind that some subjects are better suited for an in-house approach. For safety training in matters like CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration, opt for a hands-on approach instead.

Looking for a few simple solutions to improve safety and lower your workman's comp insurance rates? Minnesota Comp Advisor has you covered. Contact us today.
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