OSHA Announces New Workplace Hazard Identification Tool
September 08, 2014 by Eric Schmitz
Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety
Tags: hazard, identification, new, OSHA, webtool, workplace
OSHA has created an interactive training webtool in an effort to teach employers and employees hazard identification skills as well as hazard abatement and control. OSHA also hopes to increase awareness of the types of information and OSHA resources available about workplace hazards with the use of the new tool.
Through the webtool, users can learn to identify and address common hazards. They can use the tool from either a business owner’s perspective or from an employee perspective. In addition, the tool navigates through the components of the hazard identification process, including:
- Information collection
- Workplace observation
- Incident Investigation
- Employee participation
- Hazard prioritization
OSHA developed the tool with the OSHA Training Institute and can be found on OSHA’s website at https://www.osha.gov/hazfinder/.
To learn more about hazard identification training, contact [email protected].