KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
POWER YOUR WAY TO WORK SAFE
- Hazards – You need to be able to recognize or identify hazards, and put safeguards in place or take necessary action to mitigate those hazards. By proactively taking time to evaluate your work and immediate surroundings, you can prevent injury to yourself and others. After identifying those hazards, you will need to know how to mitigate or report unsafe conditions.
- Safety Rules and Regulations – Familiarize yourself with the Safe Work Practices, health and environmental requirements and the 12 Life Saving Commitments that pertain to your work. Ask questions if you don’t understand or need further clarification.
- Required Training and Knowledge – You must have the proper training and knowledge of the task to perform safe work. If you are uncertain of a skill or task, ask your supervisor.
- PPE – For every task, you must understand what PPE is required and how to select, use, inspect, and maintain that PPE.
- Safety Controls – If engineering or administrative controls are used, ensure you understand how these controls work and that they are in place prior to starting work.
- Body Positioning – Most tasks involve ergonomic hazards. Review the Safe Work Practice to understand these hazards and to prevent physical stress and strain on the muscles and bones.
- If Something Goes Wrong – You must know how to report an emergency. Review emergency procedures and know the numbers to call.
- Stop Work Authority – Use your KNOWLEDGE to Stop UNSAFE work!!!!!