Job Safety Analysis Made Simple: Step #2 — Identify the Hazards

Job Hazard Analysis Made Simple: Step #2One of the inherent “hazards” of not exercising due diligence with a Job Safety Analysis is our tendency to ignore all but the most obvious hazards of the job. We tend to focus on what comes to mind first and foremost, and then downplay or ignore the “lesser” hazards.  But that approach is problematic because it suggests a level of complacency about the way we do the job that makes us much more prone to accidents.

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Eric Svendsen
Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.