Safety Inspection and Hazard Recognition

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Safety Inspection and Hazard Recognition2016-07-05T22:02:07+00:00

Hazard identification is a key part of any injury and illness prevention program within a business (especially small and medium sized companies). If hazards aren’t identified, then they can’t be mitigated properly. This tool is designed to help company leadership as well as workers practice more effectively identifying hazards.

Hazard Identification for Leadership

Although the upper management of a company may not be involved in day-to-day operations, management leadership (along with worker participation) is essential to ensuring that all hazards are identified and addressed. However, not all leaders are comfortable with the basics of hazard identification.

The OSHA Hazard Identification Training Tool (Play as Owner mode) is a game, aimed at entrepreneurs and managers, in which players practice identifying and prioritizing various workplace hazards. The game presents five generalized elements of a hazard identification program and a set of scenarios targeting different industries. Using hazard identification process fundamentals from the game, it is possible to apply safe work practices in any setting.

Hazard Identification for Workers

While workers are often experts in their own part of the business, they may not be comfortable with the basics of hazard identification in any area. Understanding a generic hazard identification process can be the first step on the way to a safer workplace.

The OSHA Hazard Identification Training Tool (Play as Worker mode) is a game, aimed at workers, in which players practice identifying various workplace hazards. The game presents three generalized elements of a hazard identification program. Using hazard identification process fundamentals from the game, it is possible to apply safe work practices in any setting.