Recognizing Hazardous Conditions
Over the years, companies have been able to implement safety systems throughout various processes and sites to help maintain workplace safety.
However, accidents still occur, leaving many asking the same question: how?
When an accident occurs, companies and their personnel make the same statements. ‘It came out of nowhere,’ or ‘I thought everything was running smoothly,’ and many other variations. But these questions and statements indicate a lack of understanding and recognition of the hazards and risks of the job, equipment and processes from all levels.
Workers and managers cannot manage risks they do not recognize while performing their tasks and daily obligations because they are unaware of signs and other indications of potential issues. Some companies may have gas detection systems in place, but if a potential error occurs with the equipment, that leaves a higher risk of an accident occurring.