Safety Smart Companies: Three Workplace Hazard Observation Tips

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This week we continue to explore the themes being highlighted in 2016’s National Safety Month. Every June the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages us to raise health and safety awareness throughout our lives. Last week we talked about how “Safety Smart” employers can promote workplace wellness. In honor of this week’s theme, “Watch Out For Danger,” we’ve gathered some top tips for ensuring the success of workplace hazard observation programs.

 Make Proactive Hazard Identification a Priority

The safety industry typically identifies hazards by looking at history. We can understand what hazards are high risk by looking at injury statistics, for example. Similarly, standards, legislation and regulation are based on lessons that have been learned historically.

Proactive HazardsBut identifying a hazard after it has led to an incident is easy – after all, hindsight is 20/20. Anticipating a hazard with the potential to lead to an incident that has never … Read more...