ABCs of Safety: U is for Unknown Hazards

ABCs of Safety: U is for Unknown Hazards



what you don't know can't hurt you it might be a common saying but in the world of workplace safety it's absolutely wrong so what's the best way to discover what unknown hazards might be hiding at your workplace join us on another edition of the ABCs of safety to find out U is for unknown hazards if the only way you find out that a hazard exists is waiting until someone gets hurt then it's too late that's why regularly scheduled audits of your workplace equipment and procedures are so critical how often they happen is up to you but daily informal inspections along with documented formal inspections weekly or monthly might be a good place to start as processes change or new equipment is brought into a workplace new hazards can pop up employees know the workplace better than anyone so be sure to use them as a resource for conducting an audit and encourage them to speak out about potential hazards some hazards like housekeeping and trip hazards are usually a quick and easy fix so they should be handled right away and don't forget about the less obvious health hazards like chemical exposure or organ avec dangers every workplace is different it has its own unique challenges and hazards but these tips should give a solid foundation for any workplace safety inspection program if you're still unsure where to start Oshin does provide free on-site consultation plus the workplace safety experts at SCT are always here to help head over to SCT dot u-s comm to find out you thanks for watching

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