June 11, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has released a new interactive training tool to help small businesses identify hazards in the workplace. With the tool, found at www.osha.gov/hazfinder, employers and workers can virtually explore how to identity common workplace hazards in the manufacturing and construction industries. Users will learn not only to identify hazards, but to abate and control them.
Through the hazard identification tool, users can play from the perspective of either a business owner or an employee as they learn to identify realistic, common hazards and address them with practical and effective solutions. The tool explains the key components of the hazard identification process, which include information collection, observation of the workplace, investigation of incidents, employee participation, and prioritizing hazards.