8 Workplace Hazards That Can Kill
No matter the industry, there are workplace hazards that can kill or seriously injure employees. As a Safety and/or Training Manager, you do your best to train employees on hazard mitigation. You do what you can to make the work environment safe.
Work areas are designed with safe workflows to segregate workers on foot from moving plant and equipment. There are posters and signs everywhere to remind workers about workplace hazards that can result in fatal injuries. The safety hierarchy of controls has you working from the top to only rely on employees wearing PPE as a last resort.
But when all is said and done, there are still workplace hazards that are missed and injuries and fatalities occur.
For this article, we discuss the eight most common workplace hazards that can kill or have the potential to result in a serious injury. We look at complacency and how to reinvigorate employee focus on workplace hazards. We also provide critical control measures for each of the eight hazards to guide safe work practice.