Best Practices: Adopting Digital Technology For EHS Training

Published 25 February 2022 by Tom Brown & Bill Pennington &

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Executive Summary

The adoption of EHS technology is continuing to grow, as firms look to solidify their business-critical processes, with EHS training, learning and development a key focus for many corporate health and safety leaders. Firms are utilizing a wide variety of technology solutions to deliver training across the entire gamut of EHS topics, ranging from simple PowerPoint presentations to nascent virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications. Whilst the core benefits of implementing e-learning solutions are well-known, many corporate EHS training initiatives fail to deliver their desired impact on EHS performance. In this report, Verdantix aims to guide EHS professionals through best practice in implementing technology solutions, to maximize the efficacy of their firms’ training processes. To leverage technology effectively when building EHS training programmes, our research finds that organizations should focus on deploying a blended range of training methodologies, linking training data to core EHS metrics and upholding strong change management throughout digitization projects.

Table of contents

Digital Solutions Can Boost The Efficacy Of EHS Training 
Learning Management Systems Are Integral To The Dissemination Of Effective Training 
Numerous Technologies Can Be Leveraged To Enhance Training Engagement  
Digitized Training Methods Allow Firms To Deploy Various Training Techniques 
EHS Leaders Are Reaping The Benefits Of E-Learning Solutions

Best Practices For Adopting Technology For EHS Training 
Firms Must Address Change Management Issues Surrounding Implementation 
Firms Must Integrate Training With Wider EHS Workflows To Close The Feedback Loop 
Firms Should Make The Most Of The Power Of Digital Training Content   

Table of figures

Figure 1. Adoption Of Software By EHS Processes In 2022 
Figure 2. Three Levels Of Learning Management System Maturity 
Figure 3. Closing The Loop On Health And Safety Training 
Figure 4. Effective Training Ensures Employees Remain On An Upwards Safety Curve 
Figure 5. Microlearning Cuts The Timeframe Between Training And Application 

About the authors

Tom Brown

Industry Analyst
Tom is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on technology mega-trends, EHS software, and sustainability. Tom joined Verdantix after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, with particular focus on Process Simulation and environmental sustainability.

Bill Pennington

Research Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety practice. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from the Rutgers University.

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