Are you Communicating Hazards Properly?
You have probably heard that saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you?” Well, guess what? At work, it can! Good communication about the hazards associated with the job site or task is crucial when it comes to injury prevention. There are two ways that you can communicate – verbally and non-verbally. A great example of verbal communication is a discussion between you and a co-worker about task instructions. An example of non-verbal communication would be the use of hand signals or even signage. As you engage in your work each day, it’s important that good communication of hazards associated with the task takes place between you and your co-workers. And remember, if you’re unclear about something, please ask for clarification.