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Hazard Recognition – Energy Wheel Safety Talk

Hazard recognition can be a daunting task when working to identify hazards in any industry. Even the most experienced employee or safety committee can overlook areas of issue simply by inspecting with the wrong lens.

Taking the Energy Wheel above into account, when doing a worksite or facility inspection, can provide new perspective to hazard recognition. This tool helps the employee to focus on the types of energy that may be present in the work area and determine if they are controlled or have the potential to cause harm and need to be reported.


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