Routine Is a Hazard
Some operating exposures are easier to control than others. For example, the large volume and extremely corrosive properties of chemicals used during chemical cleaning at a Nuclear or Fossil plant makes this an obvious hazard that requires extensive and detailed planning.
Other hazards, however, can easily “fly below the radar.”
If we look at our past injuries to see if they occurred during very dangerous activities, or while performing mundane, routine tasks, what do you think we would find out? (We checked: our statistics show that the vast majority occur during mundane, routine tasks.)
So, how do we control that exposure when we do routine and mundane tasks almost daily? Here’s how: Treat ‘routine’ as a hazard.