Safe Electrical Work Practices & The 2018 NFPA 70E®
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"Look both ways before crossing the street" is one of the first safety rules we learn. It's effective because when we can see any vehicles that might hit us, we can avoid the hazard and then cross the street safely. Staying safe by identifying hazards ahead of time may be a simple principle, but it's crucial to avoiding accidents in the workplace. When employers and employees, managers and supervisors work systematically to improve safety in their facility by identifiying and controlling hazards before they can cause accidents, the process is called "hazard recognition."
An effective hazard recognition program helps employees work more safely every day, so it's critical for them to understand what it is, how it works, and how they can help with the process. This program shows employees how they can help reduce accidents and injuries in the workplace by identifying and controlling the hazards that cause them.