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Overview

How do you identify hazards? Consider what could cause the injuries and illnesses your employees could have when they are at work – then determine how to eliminate or control those hazards. Here are six things you can do to get started:

  1. Conduct a baseline hazard survey.
  2. Perform regular workplace inspections.
  3. Do a job-hazard analysis.
  4. Use safety data sheets to identify chemical hazards.
  5. Look for new hazards whenever you change equipment, materials, or work processes.
  6. Investigate incident and accidents to determine root causes.

Online Training

Training and Education Materials

Borrow from the Resource Center

  • Hazard Recognition
    See available titles
    Borrow DVDs about Hazard Recognition from the Resource Center

Watch Online

  • Watch That Dog!
    Dog bites injure 1 to 3.5 million people in America each year. 'Watch That Dog' explains basic protection and provides insight into the mannerisms of various types of dogs. Tells how to protect yourself from possible attack and injury.
    English 15:26 minutes  
  • What would you do next?
    This interactive bi-lingual training program contains nine training sessions. Includes materials on hazard identification, unsafe versus safe conditions/acts, and proposed corrective actions to implement.
    English 18 minutes  

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