Hazards in the Workplace

Hazards in the workplace are conditions that contribute to employee injuries. Hazards range from physical to behavioral. It is important to note that human error does account for a majority of incidents which cause injuries however the hazard is commonly an underlying system issue.

Common methods of hazard identification are:

  • Safety inspections
  • Safety audits
  • Accident investigation reports
  • Injury Data such as OSHA 300 and WSI Loss Run
  • Job hazards analysis (JHA)
  • Near miss/safety concern reports
  • Noise monitoring
  • Industrial hygiene surveys
  • Safety committee
  • Employee suggestions
  • Ergonomic assessments

Resources for Hazards in the Workplace:

OSHA Job Hazard Analysis
WSI Ergonomic Initiative Grant