Safety in the workplace is a critical matter, even for those industries that seem “safe” when compared to high risk jobs that involve heavy machinery, toxic chemicals or other dangerous situations. It is almost universally recognized that training employees from day one to maintain the utmost safety on the job protects the health of individuals and reduces financial and legal risk for the company, yet many training programs have not been modernized to take advantage of modern technology and training techniques.

With some companies there is a perception that what is in place is “good enough” and that investing in an improved safety training program is not a priority, but evidence points to the contrary. Not only does modernizing safety training improve the health of workers, it can result in a substantial return on investment and higher profit margins.