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4 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO PRESENT OSHA TRAINING TO YOUR STAFF

We all know that OSHA training is not anyone’s bucket list or even to-do list. The topics covered can seem boring or unnecessary. Even the best “students” have a difficult time paying attention and really grasping the information. Since OSHA training is important for the health and safety of your facility, it is very important. But how to do make your employees pay attention? How do you make sure they understand the information being presented to them through the training? 

Here are 4 effective ways to present OSHA training to your staff.

PROVIDE HANDS-ON TRAINING SESSIONS BASED ON OSHA TRAINING
Not everyone learns the same. There are those who are visual learners and those who are auditory learners. However, the majority of us are hands-on learners meaning that we don’t fully comprehend until we do it ourselves.

Try setting up role-playing scenarios with your staff. Being able to put the things one has just learned into action is proven to help with retention. You can also set up round-table discussions. Just by simply talking about the training, many will be able to understand the information better.

GIVE NEEDS BASED ASSESSMENTS PRIOR TO OSHA TRAINING
Your employees all have different backgrounds and different experiences they bring with them when they start working. In fact, many will come in with years of previous OSHA training under their belt. Why make your entire staff takes the same training? Sure, you could argue that repetition is good and can help with remembering small details.

Instead, try learning about your employees and what they already know about OSHA and staying compliant. You can give them a needs-based assessment at the beginning. This will tell you what they truly understand, what areas need improvement, and where to focus your future training.

KEEP OSHA TRAININGS SHORT
No one likes to be bored for hours on end. Instead of taking in the information, many just sit there counting the tiles on the floors or thinking of what they will cook for dinner.

Keep OSHA training short and to the point. The information will be easy to comprehend and employees are more likely to remember it when needed.

CREATE A FUN ATMOSPHERE SURROUNDING OSHA TRAINING

When dealing with such a dull and tedious topic, it’s easy to do only do what needs to be done to meet the requirements. In order to make OSHA trainings a little more fun and exciting, try creating a reward system or creating a competition among your employees. Choose teams, ask questions, and give points. Your staff will stay on their toes in order to be the winner and reap their rewards. 

MANAGEMED OFFERS ONLINE OSHA TRAINING
Say goodbye to hours and hours of lengthy, Ferris Bueller style trainings with ManageMed’s online OSHA training. Your staff can quickly get the certifications needed for your facility to stay compliant with just a click of a mouse. And by utilizing a few of the tips above, you can also make these trainings even more effective.

OSHA training is just one of the wide range of services ManageMed offers. From biomedical waste removal, biomedical waste pick-up, and biomedical waste disposal, we are here to take care of your medical waste needs from the beginning to the end of the waste management cycle. If you have any questions about our services or how ManageMed can help your facility stay compliant, please give us a call at 844-383-8933. 


3 TIPS TO HELP YOUR HEALTHCARE FACILITY OR BUSINESS STAY COMPLIANT

The word “compliant” can immediately make even the best office or business managers’ head spin with all of the rules and guidelines involved. However, when it comes to managing a facility’s hazardous medical waste, it is important to realize that these guidelines are put in place for a very specific reason. Leaking hazardous medical waste won’t exactly create the next set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but it can put your staff, your patients or clients, and your business at risk of coming into contact with infectious waste and/or receiving hefty fines.

Here are just a few ways to help keep your health care facility or business compliant when it comes to managing hazardous waste. 

MAKE STAFF TRAINING A PRIORITY
One of the best things you can do for your facility is to make sure that they receive the proper training. Without proper training, guidelines such as placing sharps into a puncture-proof container can easily be overlooked.

At Managemed, we understand the connection between being compliant and keeping your staff and patients healthy and safe. In fact, Managemed offers multiple OSHA certifications to help you train your employees on the dangers of improperly handling or disposing of medical waste. 

ALWAYS USE APPROPRIATE CONTAINERS/BAGS
One of the “easiest” rules to follow when it comes to disposing of medical waste is to always use proper containers or bags when disposing of medical waste. For example, you would never place a sharp into a red biohazard bag. Doing so could puncture the bag and allow medical waste to contaminate your facility. Properly placing medical waste in the correct bag or container also helps when the waste makes its way to the disposal center because certain types of waste must be disposed of in a certain way.

Knowing which containers are for what type of waste goes back to the very first tip. Take the time to thoroughly train your staff in proper waste management. It will not only increase the health and safety of your facility, but it may even reduce a few “staying compliant” headaches in the future. 

PARTNER WITH THE RIGHT WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIKE MANAGEMED
When you choose the right waste management company to partner with, staying compliant becomes easier. With over 20 years of experience, Managemed knows what it takes to stay on top of the ever-changing OSHA and federal regulations surrounding the management of bio-hazard waste.

With affordable, flexible, and nationwide coverage, Managemed can help you create a waste management plan that fits your company’s needs. Give us a call today at 844-383-8933 and let us take the headache out of medical waste removal, medical waste transport, and medical waste disposal.