Changing Employee Behavior Using Participatory Training

  • Room: Versailles 4
  • Session Number: PM2
Tuesday, November 02, 2021: 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM


Scott Ege
Ege WorkSmart Solutions PC
Stephan Jones
Global SH& E Program Manager Ergonomics
Ecolab Inc.


Ergonomics training does not have to be the usual, run-of-the-mill lifting or hazards training. At Ecolab, most of our associates work in the field, based out of their homes, at customer sites by themselves or in small groups. This limits the opportunities for safety staff to engage and inform our associates on a regular basis, and affect cultural change. Our Safe Moves training was developed by observing our highest risk job tasks in the field, working with associates to determine safer practices, and combining this information into a compact yet powerful 90 minute interactive training course. Our goal was to make it fun, yet high-impact so it would be remembered for months and years to follow. As we have seen over the last 5 years it has had a major impact on our ergonomics metrics, reducing injuries as much as 30% in some divisions. See how this training was developed, experience some of it for yourselves and have some fun in the process.


Learning Objectives

How to deliver impactful ergonomics training.
How to engage with employees.
How to tailor improvements to remote work.