Hazard Assessment 101
Be Prepared for Unexpected Changes in your Work Area
We all do our best to ensure our work areas are safe, however, it’s just not possible to exercise absolute control over your work environment. So, what can you do? Well, work with what you can control. For example, you can control how you prepare yourself to handle any unexpected changes to your work environment that could cause injury. Right? So, before starting any task, take the time to really think about what could possibly change in your work environment and how you will deal with it should that happen. Changes in your work environment can consist of anything including weather changes, or equipment/tools being moved or modified without your knowledge or even work taking place close by that could affect you. By making a conscious effort to be aware of your surroundings, you can protect yourself from new hazards that may develop.