look around for new hazards

Look Around Your Work Area Once in a While

When you’re performing a task, it’s really easy to become so focused on it that you fail to notice what’s happening around you. Keep in mind that other people are working around you and with that comes the potential for additional hazards to form that you may not even be aware of. When performing your task, take some time to look around your work area occasionally to see if new hazards have been created. You could notice new workers in your area and their work may impact yours. You might also notice tools or equipment left behind by others that could pose a tripping hazard. While assessing you work area for change, if you notice hazardous conditions, take immediate action to safe out your work area to prevent injury to yourself and others.