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Innovations in Public Works Safety Training

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The Safety and Health team within Denver’s Department of Public Works, takes safety and health seriously. The first thing you see when you walk up to this team’s area is an amazing white board. A3’s are taped up on one side; there are funny quotes, examples of their standard work, ideas, and their path for innovation.

This team has taken on 3 dynamic concepts to create a toolbox for safety, with “Public Works Safety Culture” being located at the heart of their triangle. One of the innovations to come out of this triangle is an update made to the Safety Training and Scheduling.

Through their efforts, they were able to:

  • Reduce the number of staggered trainings from 8 hours to two hours
  • Save attendees multiple trips to a training facility
  • Give people time back in their day
  • Make it easier for the trainers to schedule sessions for over 100 employees

Read the entire article at https://denpeakacademy.com/2015/07/15/the-triangle-of-innovation-public-works-safety-training/

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