Category Archives: Hazard Control

What do you know about Heat Injury Prevention?

Hot weather is certainly here and with it comes the risk of heat illnesses.  The good news is that these illnesses can be prevented by simple precautions.  These precautions include: drinking plenty of fluids before, during, and after activities; limiting … Continue reading

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How do you use hazard awareness material?

Materials are the easiest and cheapest method to raise awareness. Unfortunately, they are also the least effective. This method consists of putting posters on bulletin boards, handing out brochures, giving employees buttons to wear or bumper stickers for their cars, … Continue reading

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How do you Raise Awareness of Hazard?

Some people think hazard awareness is simply putting up posters and OSHA violations on bulletin boards for employees to see. That is part of it, but if that is all you are doing, you are wasting everyone’s time and money. … Continue reading

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What do you do after inspecting?

What do you do after inspecting? Here is what I usually do. Take the draft log you wrote while conducting the inspection and now identify the types the seriousness of the hazards that exist. This log should also include the … Continue reading

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How do you inspect?

“Primarily, inspections that are well planned and thoroughly executed are used to identify hazardous conditions before they result in an accident (Blake 92).” You should look for conditions, procedures, and practices that if left uncorrected can lead to an accident. … Continue reading

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What do you do before inspecting?

In an earlier post, I identified several things that you will need to review before conducting an inspection. In this post, I go over the preparation that you will need to do before conducting an inspection. A good place to … Continue reading

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Purpose of Inspecting

There are many purposes for a hazard inspection, all of which should be designed to enhance the effectiveness of the organization and the workers. Primarily, inspections that are well planned and executed are used to identify hazardous conditions before these … Continue reading

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