Safety professionals advised to use e-learning

January 11, 2005

Speaking at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety Training Symposium & Expo, e-learning expert Dr. Brandon Hall encouraged safety experts to use e-learning as a means to train employees in safety, health, and environmental practices.

According to Hall, e-learning is a tool that can enhance safety performance, increase outreach to employees, better engage the learner, customize the training, be interactive, save time, and reduce costs.

In addition to e-learning programs, attendees were offered information on how to perform a needs assessment to determine the safety training objectives for an organization's work force; determine when training is the most appropriate solution for reducing loss from workplace injury and health exposures; build management support for training by communicating need and return on investment; recognize how to train the adult learner; and provide training to a multilingual, multicultural work force.