Video: the Best Safety Training Tool

Health and Safety training is often met with a lack of excitement from staff and employers alike. Yet the importance of the information being taught is critical, training staff members the measures to prevent injury, illness and even fatality.

Knowing the importance of the information provided in these training sessions unfortunately does not automatically increase the rate of retention for those involved. A study from the Savo Group shows after just 7 days after a training session, the average employee will have forgotten 65 percent of the material covered. What's worse — after six months, that number jumps to 90 percent.

So what can be done to make these training sessions more memorable? The first step is to use a training video as a refresher. According to Forrester Research, "employees are 75 percent more likely to watch a video than to read documents, emails or web articles.
" With retention rates raising up to 60%", according to one study. Retention rates aren't the only benefits of using training videos, below we will cover some of the other benefits we believe make video/e-learning the right choice.


• MySDS/Green Lights Environmental offer online training videos for your industry. Helping your staff relate to what is being taught.


• Taking online courses with MySDS/Green Lights Environmental can be cost effective, since you can then use the same online training video for years instead of continuously spending time (and money) to train new employees on new versions or miscellaneous systems.  
All of your online training in one place.


• As well as being cost effective, being able to use the online training video multiple times allows staff to refresh their knowledge, or watch the training videos when they have free time, instead of trying to create time slots that will work with all employees.


• Training videos are consistent in that they will not differ from one view to another, where an in-class training session can vary depending on who is presenting, the atmosphere in the training session, or perhaps they can remain free from interruption from the loud and distracting employee that you work with.

With the benefits far outweighing the downfalls, online learning and training is the way of the now and of the future. With technology continuing to progress at seemingly lightning speed it is no wonder more and more employers are choosing to train through videos. At MySDS and Green Lights Environmental we offer multiple online training videos on areas such as Hazardous Materials, WHMIS 2015, Dangerous Goods, Spill Response.

Online courses are also available for shipping dangerous goods by land, sea and air. (TDG, IATA,IMDG)

Job specific training such as; Lab Safety, and How-To's for job specific equipment, products and material handling, proper PPE and storage can only be offered in person, specific to exactly what is available at your location.

For more information, reach out to us!

Call: 1-855-282-4537 | 705-665-3719

Email: info@mysds.ca

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