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Workplace Hazard Identification and Assessment

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: Why it’s important to identify and assess workplace hazards, how to conduct proper workplace inspection, what is a hazard identification, how accidents and near misses happen, what are the work related illnesses, who do you report a hazard to in the workplace. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 20 minutes full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

Every day 12 workers die on the job, and more than 10,000 workers suffer serious job-related injuries. But the real tragedy is that most of these incidents could be prevented. Employers and employees can work together to find and fix the hazards in their workplace, before people get sick, injured or even killed.

The process begins when a company decides to strengthen its safety culture by adopting an Injury and Illness Prevention Program, known within OSHA as I2P2.

Atlantic Training’s "I2P2: Injury and Illness Prevention" training program provides employees with important information on how this organized approach to workplace safety can significantly reduce accidents and injuries, and how the workers themselves can play a major role in making the program work.

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Video Transcript

Let’s say an employee is using machine that’s unsafe, perhaps the machine is not working properly but the employee continues to operate the equipment neglecting to notify the supervisor that the machine is not working properly. The employee is injured, what was the cause? One of the contributing factor to the cause of the accident was the improperly working machine. The second contributing cause of the injury was the employee’s failure to notify the supervisor so that the machine could be repaired, we call this a dual cause of the accident.