Hazard Assessment Basics
How Should You Respond to Hazardous Conditions?
When you see a hazard in your work area, what should you do about it? Are you going to wait until someone else corrects the unsafe situation, or should you be proactive and control the hazard yourself? The answer is quite simple – you should own it and do whatever you can to safe out the area. Often a problem can be resolved by correcting unsafe conditions yourself. It’s very easy to just walk by a dangerous situation and do nothing, but have you ever thought about the consequences of turning a blind eye? All hazards in your work area should be remedied immediately to prevent injury to you and your co-workers – even if you didn’t create the dangerous situation. If you have need assistance with controlling hazards in an area speak to your Supervisor.