The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just introduced a new online tool called The Hazard Awareness Advisor that introduces small business owners and EHS managers to common occupational safety and health hazards. By filling out a brief online survey, users can generate a report detailing many, BUT NOT ALL, of the applicable OSHA regulations and potential facility hazards–including potential fall hazards. Remember, the tool relies on user input, so the recommendations are only as good as the supplied information. We should also note that this resource is not a substitute for consulting a qualified occupational safety and health professional.
An online tool can never replace the knowledge and expertise that safety professionals bring to the table, but if you are looking for a resource tool to get started, spend some time exploring the Hazard Awareness Advisor. Or, if you would like to discuss arranging a site visit and fall hazard assessment with one of our safety specialists, contact Diversified Fall Protection for further assistance.