What Is Your View of the Hazards?

What Is Your View of the Hazards?

HazardsHave you ever asked the scientists working in the labs at your facility what they view as the highest hazards associated with their work? Do you know what their answers would be if you did ask them this question?

It is possible that you would discover some hidden hazards associated with particular pieces of equipment, processes, or procedures if you asked this question. This is also an excellent way to find out more about the hazardous materials being manipulated within each lab. If you have asked this question in the past, consider how long it has been since you explored the answers and how many staffing changes have occurred since then.

It may seem like a relatively simple question to ask, but the importance of exploring this question should not be underestimated. You may discover that the scientists’ views of the highest hazards associated with their day to day activities are different than your view. Taking the time to ask this question could also lead to building a proactive approach to implementing safety at your facility.

What is your view of the highest hazards associated with your work? Ask this question and see what kind of answers you uncover.

About the Author:

As Director of Quality Research and Training, Sarah Mueller ensures the consistency and quality of Safety Partners’ work by overseeing all aspects of knowledge management and best practices for its programs and trainings. Sarah regularly conducts research into emerging and changing regulations, and trains both clients and Safety Partners’ staff on regulations and safety standards. Sarah also oversees Safety Partners’ recruiting effort – ensuring only the best and the brightest are hired to develop, implement, and manage top-notch workplace safety programs and services.
Known for her great instincts with regard to radiation, chemical, and biological safety programs, Sarah also has been integral to the development of Safety Partners’ suite of web-based trainings and professional development courses. Prior to becoming Director of QRT, Sarah provided efficient and effective EHS services to Safety Partners clients as a Senior Consulting Safety Officer.
Prior to joining Safety Partners in 2004, Sarah was a Senior Environmental Specialist for the Department of Environment Protection, Air Compliance and Enforcement, where she was responsible for the case management of assigned facilities to ensure compliance with air pollution regulations, as well as investigating citizen complaints and training new hires. Prior to the DEP, Sarah worked in a toxicology lab at Mobil Oil Corporation. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lehigh University.

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