While there are countless methods used to protect workers from injury, each method shares a common root. The genesis of all injury prevention methods is an understanding and awareness of the hazards to which a worker may be exposed. In other words, the company and the worker must be aware of a hazard before that hazard can be controlled. This program discusses the important roles played by both management and employees in recognizing and controlling workplace hazards and how this shared duty of safety awareness and hazard recognition helps prevent injury.
Detailed in the video is the process of developing a successful job safety analysis, including the sequence of dividing a job into steps, analyzing those steps for hazards and creating control measures for each step. In addition to safety awareness and hazard recognition, the concept of situational awareness is explained and what corrective actions we can take when we notice signs and symptoms of loss of awareness.