Safety Corner: Training & Tracking

Making Sure Your Team is Up to Date on Protocols & Procedures

by Stephen Zasadil, WSRCA safety consultant, president, SNK Services LLC

(Editor’s Note: Stephen Zasadil spent ten years as a safety of flight operator with the United States Navy before beginning his career as a safety compliance consultant in 2009. He currently works with companies across the United States to provide OSHA compliance information, documentation, and training.)

As a safety manager, I’ve learned that the key to keeping your team safe on the job is proper training. Not only is it a legal requirement in many industries, but it’s also the best way to ensure that your employees know how to handle any potential safety risks that may come their way. That’s where tracking employee training comes in. It’s an essential part of your safety management plan and can help you make sure your team is always prepared for any situation. Here are some reasons as to why tracking employee training is so important for safety compliance, and for keeping your team safe and happy on the job.




Legal Compliance

Nobody wants to get in trouble with the law, right? By tracking employee training, you can make sure your team is up to date on all the necessary safety protocols and procedures. This way, you can avoid costly fines and penalties and keep your company out of hot water with OSHA and other regulatory agencies. Many industries have specific laws and regulations that require employees to be trained on certain topics. By tracking employee training, you can ensure that your company is in compliance with these requirements and avoid any legal issues.


Improved Safety Performance

Proper training is the key to preventing accidents and injuries on the job. When your team is knowledgeable about the hazards they may encounter and the proper procedures to follow, they’ll be better equipped to identify and mitigate potential risks. This can lead to improved safety performance and a reduction in incidents and injuries.


Enhanced Preparedness

With employee training and tracking, you can make sure your team knows exactly what to do and how to respond in case of an emergency. This can save lives and minimize the impact of a crisis on your organization. Plus, your team will feel more confident and capable on the job.


Better Decision Making

Tracking employee training can provide valuable insights into which training programs are working and which ones might need some tweaking. This information can help you make informed decisions about which training programs to invest in and which ones may need to be modified or discontinued.


Improved Retention

Providing your team with ongoing training opportunities can help to retain top talent and keep them engaged in their work. By tracking employee training, you can identify areas where employees may be struggling and provide additional support to ensure their success. Training helps employees develop new skills and knowledge that can enhance their job performance.


To sum things up, and recap, tracking employee training is an essential part of a comprehensive safety management plan. It helps to ensure legal compliance, improve safety performance, enhance preparedness, enable better decision making, and improve retention. Plus, it keeps your team safe, happy, and engaged on the job. Roofing contractors in particular can greatly benefit from tracking employee training. The roofing industry can be inherently dangerous, with workers facing a variety of hazards such as falls, electrical shocks, and exposure to hazardous materials. Proper training is essential to minimizing these risks and ensuring the safety of your team. By tracking employee training, you can ensure that your employees are knowledgeable about the hazards they may encounter on the job and are prepared to handle them safely. This can lead to improved safety performance and a reduction in incidents and injuries, ultimately protecting your team and your business.