November 28—IWH Plenary: Addressing essential skills gaps in an OHS training program

Can an occupational health and safety (OHS) training program be improved by modifying it to address gaps in essential skills? In this plenary, a research team led by Dr. Ron Saunders outline a recent study that involved modifying a hoisting and rigging training program to address trainees’ skills gaps in numeracy and document use. The team discuss the effects of the modification on trainee learning and offer suggestions for improving training efforts in the construction sector.