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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

General Safety Issues

Hazard Recognition - This is a very important issue for all employers in the construction industry. No, I am not talking about Hazard Communication; that is a completely different topic. I am talking about the recognition of hazardous conditions on the worksite. We conduct new employee safety orientation of one kind or another. In this orientation we cover a variety of topics ranging from fall protection to PPE to distracted driving. One topic most employers miss in their orientation training is hazard recognition. Hazard recognition is basically teaching situational awareness. In other words pay attention to what you are doing, where you are and what is around you at all times. Evaluate every action you are going to take before you take it to be sure that you are not going to be in danger.


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