Every jobsite in America has hazards that can injure or kill a worker. Some injuries may be minor in nature, while others could be devasting and life-changing for the injured worker. One way to eliminate, or at the least greatly reduce these hazards-and the eventual injuries caused by them-is to perform a hazard analysis.
A few questions that come up when considering a hazard analysis are:
- What is a hazard?
- What’s involved in conducting a hazard analysis?
- What’s the real value of conducting the hazard analysis?
- Where do we begin in the hazard analysis process?
- How do we control the hazards that were identified by the hazard analysis?
A hazard analysis may be very simple for some job tasks while being much more complex for others. The hazards may involve things like:
- hazardous inhalation exposures,
- falls, trips, and slips,
- cuts and abrasions,
- being pinned against an object
- being crushed
- vehicle-related injuries
- many more types of injuries
A-C-T Environmental can assist our clients with performing a hazard analysis from simple job tasks to the very complex processes that require the help of safety professionals and engineers. Our safety team is comprised of degreed professionals that have many years of experience and are OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainers.
Here is a link to a helpful guide from OSHA concerning a hazard analysis: https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/osha3071.pdf