A hazard is defined as a chance; a chance of being injured or harmed by a possible source of danger. Jobsites are filled with many different hazards- whether it's the task you are performing, task others are performing around you, equipment, chemicals, heat sources, or weather conditions. Hazards should be recognized and eliminated through engineering controls, administrative controls, and as a last resort, personal protective equipment.
Most facilities harbor many more hazards than people think, and they are completely willing to overlook those hazards. Let's focus on some common safety issues that should help improve safety performance. Below is a list of common safety mistakes: