Seriously taking on a new sport to cross-train
in can be an adventure.
Just as athletes are encouraged to pursue cross-training in more than one sport to improve fitness and performance in their main sport, environmental health professionals should be encouraged to cross-train
in more than one aspect of our discipline to improve overall competency and performance in environmental health.
Dance classes: Limit the number of classes to allow enough energy to cross-train
and work on imbalances.
For example, housekeeping can cross-train
in front office and vice-versa; front office in marketing, sales, public relations, food & beverage, banquets, security; marketing & Sales in front office, food & beverage, purchasing; food & beverage service in the culinary department and vice versa.
When we cross-train
, we're inviting several facets of fitness into the workout:
When we repeat the same muscle movements, it leads to overuse and repetitive use injuries.
When athletes cross-train
, they tackle a more diverse and novel set of challenges.
To reduce disruptions in services, cross-train
staff members stationed at multiple work sites so that those employees can step in and perform essential functions.
Eiffert, author of Cross-Train
Your Brain: A Mental Fitness Program for Maximizing Creativity and Achieving Success (AMACOM; $17.95).
Why are top personnel of the Air Force relieving thousands of personnel of their commitment, when we could easily cross-train
them into these career fields and reduce the shortages on record?
"Whether running Oracle, DB2 or SQL Server, or all three, the ability to cross-train
the staff to manage all flavors will greatly enhance worker versatility and productivity, as well as save companies from having to purchase multiple tools from a variety of vendors to manage their mission-critical systems."
Respondents also saw the concept as cost effective but felt it should be optional (100% wanted the option to cross-train
) and felt that the nurses who were cross-trained
should be paid more.