OSHA announces the release of a new training tool to help identify workplace hazards for small businesses.
This virtual environment covers both manufacturing and construction industries and allows the user to play the role of business owner or employee. The tool was created to not only teach users how to identify hazards by also hazard abatement and control.
“Hazard identification is a critical part of creating an injury and illness prevention program that will keep workers safe and health on the job,” said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health on the job. ” This new tool not only educates employers about how to take control of their workplace and protect workers, it also demonstrates that following well-established safety practices is also good for the bottom lime.”