New Employee Safety Orientation

Course Description:

When you go to work, you expect to come home at the end of the day in one piece. However, if you don’t understand the hazards you could encounter in your workplace, you could be at risk of serious injury or illness. This safety orientation training session provides important information about your role in workplace safety, the hazards you could encounter on the job, and how to protect yourself from injury and illness.

Course Duration: 28 minutes

Why “New Employee Safety Orientation” Matters:

New employees are significantly more likely to be injured and killed on the job than their more experienced counterparts. Often, new workers are injured or killed because of a lack of training. Safety orientation for new employees can help to prevent these tragic incidents. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to train employees on the hazards they are exposed to on the job. Maintaining a safe and healthy workplace is also good for business. Fewer injuries and illnesses translate to higher productivity, lower workers’ compensation costs, better employee morale, and many other benefits.

Key Points:

Do your part to maintain a safe, secure workplace; Look for and report hazards; Know where to get safety information; Respond safely to emergencies; and Follow workplace safety procedures.

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