Peer to Peer Education for Eye Safety

Informal peer-help networks already exist in most workplaces. People are social creatures, with a powerful drive to interact and communicate, and in a work environment this often translates to employees with more experience or specialized skills offering guidance to their coworkers. Peer-to-peer safety education programs seek to broaden and strengthen these peer-help networks, and to use them to encourage safe work habits.

Between 1999 and 2000, the Health and Safety Department of the United Automobile Workers established a new safety training program that incorporated peer trainers. Researchers from the University of Michigan conducted a study of the program and found that peer trainers were one of the most popular and effective aspects of the successful safety initiative. When applied correctly, a peer-to-peer education can be a powerful tool in the effort to create a culture of safety and prevent workplace injury.

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