It may seem obvious that people like firefighters, paramedics and healthcare workers would benefit from training programs that are focused on injury prevention. Unfortunately, a series of metanalyses have concluded that this type of training doesn’t work. The problem is that these analyses haven’t considered the content of the training programs. It turns out that bad training programs are easy to evaluate while better training programs tend to me more complex and are more difficult to evaluate.
The video below discusses these issues and shares a set of principles to keep in mind when designing training programs like these. A document highlighting the key take-aways can also be found here.