July 18, 2017
As most of us are aware, that we, if we’re fortunate, have been given five senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste). For the purposes of being pertinent to our specific job site, we will only be discussing sight, hearing, smell and touch. Each of these can be used to protect us from danger or injury.
Sight, is of course the most common of the senses that are used on the job to sense danger. The problem is, when we are so focused on our own specific task, we fail to look around at the big picture. We need to always be attentive, while walking through the site, in looking for any possible unsafe or hazardous conditions. When these conditions are observed it is each individuals responsibility to fix them. If we cannot fix them on our own then we should immediately report it to our supervisor. But, at no time, should we leave the condition unattended. Sight however, as I stated earlier, is only useful if you are looking in the direction of the hazard. So what can be used,