Hazard Recognition – Part II
Don’t Take Safety Shortcuts: When workers get out on the job with a supervisor monitoring their output, they are expected to achieve production goals. If they feel their job is on the line, they may pay less attention to safety than to production, in order to look better in the eyes of the boss. This often means poor choices are made that put them and co-workers at risk. Many accidents happen in just this manner.
Plan Ahead! Do a good Pre-Job Brief. It is an employee’s responsibility to work safely, and that means taking time to review what is to be done – and what could go wrong. All employees should make it a habit to check out the site and assure the work can be done without mishaps. It helps to remember the Five Ps: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance!