Items Tagged with 'Hazard identification'

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Hazard recognition

National Safety Month 2019: Week 1
Hazards are all around us. Although some are easy to see, many are not. The trick is learning to spot the hidden hazards.
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‘Seeing’ safety in a new way

Visual literacy can help identify hidden work hazards, experts say
How can a photo of a leopard help workers spot on-the-job hazards? A concept known as visual literacy aims to help people overcome inattention blindness. “It’s usually the most obvious things that you miss. The things you walk past a thousand times and never realized they’re an issue,” one expert says.
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Prevent caught-in, caught-between incidents

Cave-ins during excavation work, body parts being pulled into unguarded machinery, standing within the swing radius of cranes and other equipment, and being caught between a piece of equipment and a fixed object – all of these are examples of caught-in or caught-between incidents that can occur at work.
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The Hierarchy of Controls

Strategy for safety singles out hazards before work starts
The Hierarchy of Controls helps safety professionals identify and mitigate exposures to on-the-job hazards. “You can’t eliminate every hazard, but the closer you can get to the top, the closer you can reach that ideal and make people healthier and safer,” one expert says.
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HAZARD MITIGATION

Job Hazard Analysis/Job Safety Analysis

Procedure goes by various names but reaps many benefits, proponents say
Some call it a Job Safety Analysis. Others call it a Job Hazard Analysis, a Task Hazard Analysis or something else. Regardless of how you label it, the process of breaking down a task into steps, identifying the hazards, and determining how to mitigate those hazards remains crucial to preventing incidents and injuries.
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Watch and read: 7 common workplace safety hazards

7 common workplace safety hazards

National Safety Council consultants identify what they see repeatedly when auditing worksites
Members of the National Safety Council Consulting Services Group travel across the country – and the world – to visit worksites and conduct safety audits. They share with Safety+Health seven hazards they frequently spot, and offer advice on preventing them.
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