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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.
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    • Rules with requirements
      We get many calls and emails from employers asking the same question. It begins: “Which of your rules have requirements for…” You can finish the sentence with words like “recordkeeping,” “employee training,” and “written documents.” To answer those questions, we’ve organized these rules requirements into a filterable, sortable, searchable table.
      English  05/10/2019

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  • Hazard Recognition
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  • English
    • Safety’s Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injury (TrainingVideoNow)
      Injury statistics show that the same types of incidents continue to occur over and over again. Viewers will see the top 10 causes of these incidents listed from 10 to one, but more importantly, they will learn how workplace injuries can be prevented.
      English   Length: 19 minutes  
    • 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   Length: 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   Length: 18 minutes  
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