BOS 3751 Unit VIII Assessment

21 Aug No Comments

Unit VIII

What is the difference between direct and indirect assessment? Provide one example of each type.

Your response must be at least 75 words.

Direct assessment attempts to evaluate trainees by examining empirical data such as that provided by exams, quizzes, projects, and future on-the-job behaviors and attitudes, (Haight, 2012).

An example of a direct assessment is taking a class or training and assessing whether the learner has understood the material by passing a final exam.

An indirect assessment measures include asking employees (and their supervisors) how well they thought they learned. This is a qualitive rather than quantitively evidence, (Haight, 2012).

An example of this type of assessment is taking a and end of course survey about the course and then taking follow-up surveys weeks or months later on the skills you feel you currently use from the course.

Reference

Haight, J. M. (Ed.). (2012). Hazard prevention through effective safety and health training. Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers.

What benefits can be achieved through benchmarking of safety and health training?

Your response must be at least 75 words.

The benefits that can be achieved through benchmarking of safety and health training are its ability to rapidly help a program improve. Without benchmarking, changes to a training process or program may occur only by trail-and-error. Needed improvements are more clearly seen. Benchmarking can help companies by comparing safety and health training programs, allowing personnel to make the changes necessary to bring their programs closer to the benchmark or level of excellence set by the identified leader, (Haight, 2012).

Reference

Haight, J. M. (Ed.). (2012). Hazard prevention through effective safety and health training. Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers.

ANSI Z490.1-2009 lists several elements that should be reviewed when evaluating the training process: (a) clarity and appropriateness of training goals, (b) relevance of training goals to trainees, (c) learning objectives, (d) content and methods that support the learning objectives, and (e) adequacy of learning environment. Which of these do you think is the most important, and why?

Your response must be at least 75 words.

When considering which of the lists of elements that should be reviewed when evaluating the training process, I have to say that (d) the content and methods that support the learning objectives is the most important. I believe this is the most important due to its impact on the learner. If the content and the methods that support the learning objectives are not top notch then there is no point in conducting the training at all.

Reference

Haight, J. M. (Ed.). (2012). Hazard prevention through effective safety and health training. Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers.

What is a systematic assessment? Does it provide any advantages over other types of assessments?

Your response must be at least 75 words.

A systematic assessment examines a training program systematically by studying input, throughput, and output associated with it. Input includes the trainer, the employee, the location of instruction, the outlines of topics or subjects the trainer will cover at each training session, and training materials and equipment such as printed handouts, projectors, and viewing screens. Throughput refers to those events or actions that occur as the training is conducted, as well as to the adequacy of resources, including teaching aids, handouts, and facilities. Output is the results of the training and includes the number of employees trained, the total cost of the training both in dollars and staff time, and the safety performance of the employees after training.

Yes, Systematic assessment is essential to understanding whether an organization whether it met its goals and what amount of measurable improvement followed the training. These improvements are not to be limited to improvements in safety records, but also in an organization’s overall increase in performance and productivity. Systematic assessment is a before during and after progression, (Haight, 2012).

Reference

Haight, J. M. (Ed.). (2012). Hazard prevention through effective safety and health training. Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers.

What are some obstacles to successful benchmarking of safety training? Suggest some ways to overcome these obstacles.

Your response must be at least 200 words.

Some obstacles to successful benchmarking of safety training include: (1) a lack of suitable partners for comparing data; (2) constraints on resources such as time, money, and expertise; (3) staff resistance; and (4) confidentiality of data, (Haight, 2012). There are many ways to overcome these obstacles such as happiness, healthier employees, productivity increase, improved morale and reduced cost. The first thing to do is to set a measurable goal and establish an initial benchmark. Then you have to build an environment that values safety. The next obstacle is time, money, and expertise. Implementing a workplace safety takes a lot of time. Time can be tempting to push maintenance and enforcement of the plan back. One should think of their workplace safety as the direct mean of improving their cash flow and reducing costs. In fact, a good safety program can save you a thousand of dollars per worker and that time spent well. Another obstacle is the lack of understanding from employees. Management can fail to understand the value of the workplace safety programs and these can cause the program to not be successful. Explaining to the value of workplace safety to employees will not only keep your employees safer it will improve the company’s bottom line. Clarify to them that extra cash can invest in new equipment giving them bigger bonuses as well, (Haight, 2012)

Reference

Haight, J. M. (Ed.). (2012). Hazard prevention through effective safety and health training. Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers.

For the lesson plan you developed in Unit V, describe how you would conduct formative and summative assessments of the training. Who should conduct each of these assessments?

Your response must be at least 200 words.

For my lesson plan I developed in Unit V, I developed three-pronged training that would ensure employees would leave having learned how to (1) identify hazards in their work center; (2) identify the personal protective equipment associated with those hazards; and (3) know the proper process and procedures to use the personal protective equipment. From my lesson plan the first part is knowledge based and would be a guided discussion. The second part would be the “formative assessment” which would be a jeopardy style game which would test the knowledge of the material learned from the first part of the course. This portion should inform the instruct on what material needs to be recovered prior to progressing to the nest part of the training. The last part of the training is a hands-on portion which is the “summative assessment”. This part would test the learner’s ability to apply the material learned in a hands-on scenario. The entirety of this training would be completed by the safety training manager who created and developed the training. By being taught and assessed by the person that developed the training would ensure that the learners are actually walking away with the intended lesson objectives complete.




Click following link to download this document

BOS 3751 Unit VIII Assessment.docx