Items Tagged with 'Hazard identification'

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Federal inspection of congressional workplaces finds 'readily apparent' hazards

Washington – Safety inspections of congressional offices and other legislative branch worksites during the 113th Congress revealed more hazards than had been found during the previous Congress, including many that should have been “readily apparent” to supervisors and employees, according to a new report from the Office of Compliance’s Office of General Counsel.
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Stop-work authority

Empowering workers to halt a dangerous situation can help prevent injuries, experts say
Every worker has the right to stop work if he or she feels unsafe. But is that enough? Some experts say employers should empower workers to halt an unsafe task or situation regardless of who is performing it.
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