Workplace Hazard Identification Checklist

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BENEFITS

Employers have a duty to take reasonable steps to protect workers from hazards—both known and foreseeable—in the workplace. To fulfill this duty, employers must be proactive and regularly inspect or otherwise assess the workplace for hazards or potential hazards.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Use this checklist to ensure that you’ve considered all relevant factors and sources of information on possible hazards in your workplace. For each “No,”  ensure that you get the relevant information or review the relevant resources.

OTHER RESOURCES:

WSCC’s Code of Practice: Hazard Assessment

Take an Inventory of the Hazardous Substances in Your Workplace

Machinery Risk Assessment Survey