- Safety Training for a Diverse Workforce: Adaptive Strategies for EHS Presentations
March 24, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Employees bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to the workplace. Although this diversity creates rich opportunities, employers must make the necessary adaptations to ensure that all workers receive the training they need to perform their jobs safely. For example, younger workers may be adjusting to professional norms at the same time they need to absorb safety information. Older workers, on the other hand, may feel they already know it all and tune you out. Employers must craft a training message that reaches a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds, reaches across language barriers, and effectively disseminates critical information to the entire workforce. There are now many options to help you assess the training needs of your workforce and adapt strategies that leverage technology and basic instructional design principles to make your training effective and compliant with regulatory requirements.
Key Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify and adjust their verbal communication style and content based on target
2. Choose appropriate instructional methods and learning activities (poll, hand-out,
project, etc.) to facilitate effective safety training for a diverse group of
3. Use visual images to deliver key takeaways across communication barriers such
as language, education, attention span, and tech-savvy.
Speaker: Lindsay K. Bell, MPH, CSP
Lindsay K. Bell (She/Her) is a Regional Health and Safety Manager at Solvay USA. She holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health, Safety, and Environment from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Safety Professional. Bell has been working in manufacturing for over 5 years and specializes in safety, supply chain, and lean manufacturing. Currently based out of Baltimore, MD she is responsible for Health and Safety at multiple Solvay Novecare facilities that manufacture advanced polymers, surface tension reducers, and specialty surfactants.
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