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Is it possible to develop a fun and effective training program? Most workers view attending a training session as they do going to the dentist, which leaves trainers feeling very unappreciated and frustrated. Effective Safety and Health Training can turn trainers into Santa Claus - everyone will look forward to their visits. The presents they bring: interesting topics and trainee involving methods, wrapped in respect for workers and a consideration for their needs. Hilyer takes you from ground zero through the process of planning, preparing, delivering and evaluating an adult training session of from one to one hundred hours. She teaches you how to motivate your trainees. They will understand and retain the information, enjoy the course, and apply the learning to their work and their lives. Effective Safety and Health Training provides the educational theory and the practical guidelines to train effectively and enjoyably. A nuts-and-bolts book, it takes you through the development and delivery of effective safety and health training programs. Best of all, your trainees will have fun!
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION What to Expect From This Book Your Own Training Adventure DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING Steps in the Dessign and Development of Training HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINER Basic Considerations for Modifying Human Behavior Basics of Health Behavior Theories What Does all this Mean to the Safety and Health Trainer? TRAINING MATERIALS Videotapes Classroom Props Written Materials THE ADULT LEARNER: CHARACTERISTICS AND METHODS Characteristics of Adult Learners Adult Training Methods Guidelines for Dividing People into Groups Trainer Characteristics and Training Methods TRAINING OVER THE GENERATION GAP Defining the Generations Who are the Xers? How do Xers Learn? Training Strategies PARTICIPATORY TRAINING; DESISGNING ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS The Disadvantages The Advantages Guidelines for Participatory Training Examples of Participatory Training Interview Appendices BUILDING HANDS-ON TRAINING DEVICES Basic Design Considerations Some Assembly Required Leaking Pipe Stand General Containment training Device 150-Pound Chlorine Cylinder Chlorine Ton Container Considerations for Implementation USING COMPUTERS IN TRAINING Computer Basics Using Computers to Prepare for Training Using Computers in the Classroom Computers as the Classroom EVALUATING TRAINING Defining Success Evaluating Success Designing Student Evaluations Using Tests to Evaluate Learning Follow-up Surveys Examples of Evaluation Forms Further Guidance for Evaluation TRAINERS: BORN OR MADE? Abilities of Good Trainers Special Resource People Be Aware of the Message Setting the Scene for Learning Dealing with Problems TRAINING PROGRAM SUPPORT Giving Workers What They Want Giving Bosses What They Want What do Trainers Want Good Training is Cooperative Training ACTIVITIES FOR TRAINING TRAINERS Goals for Trainer Training Working Together Toward Common Goals Use the Method to Teach the Method Group Activities for Trainers THE CASE FOR PEER TRAINING Henry and the Hazwopers Mike's Hazmat Team Cooperation in Peer Training VENTURING OFF THE MAP Advice from Another Planet
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