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Hazard Identification Checklists

Hazard assessments are an effective way to evaluate the overall health and safety of a workplace. Using a hazard assessment form or checklist can help to identify hazards and collect data that can be used to evaluate effective controls and corrective actions. Learn how to identify common workplace hazards. iAuditor is the world’s leading cloud-based inspection software and mobile app and be used to perform hazard assessments quickly and accurately. Capture photo evidence of hazards using your mobile device and improve your reporting process by generating reports on-site and notify your team of actions immediately.

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General Hazard Identification Form

This general hazard identification form aims to assess potential risks (e.g noise, manual handling, excavation, etc.) observed within the work premises. Describe the nature of work and select the protective equipment available and needed to protect the employees from harm. Proceed with identifying the hazards present. Capture photo evidence of the situation or object that may cause serious problems to workers. You can assign an action to a supervisor for review and immediate resolution. Add other hazards which are not listed on the template. Complete the audit by stating some observations and rate the overall assessment if the work site is safe or not. Use iAuditor’s Analytics feature to track improvements on safety. Analyze data to construct better safety plans and strategies for your organization.

Comprehensive OSHA Hazard Assessment Checklist

This template is based on the regulatory hazard assessment of OSHA converted using iAuditor. It contains 43 sections covering a wide range of hazard identification procedures in the workplace. Modify this template and delete sections which may not be relevant or suited to your workplace’s needs. Use iAuditor to convert your paper checklists into digital mobile templates.

Workplace Hazard Assessment Form

Hazards associated with job processes and workflows need to be examined and reviewed to determine if existing control measures are effective and sufficient. Start by listing a process and identify the category of hazard (physical, chemical, biological, etc.). Evaluate the severity, frequency, probability of loss, and significance of hazards observed based on the rating guide provided. Site some recommendations for safety planning and purposes.

Hazard Assessment Checklist for Construction Industry

The construction industry accounts numerous fatalities caused by the “Fatal Four” - falls, struck by object, electrocution, and caught between objects. These hazards were responsible for more than half of construction workers’ deaths. Use this template before commencing work on a construction project. Determine the hazards that may arise from the work activity to be performed. Use iAuditor to record significant data of detected risks like presence of electrical tools, an ongoing excavation activity, use of scaffolds and ladders, and handling of deadly substances and materials.

Hazard Identification Checklist for Retail Industry

The main segments of the retail industry include retailing food, personal and household goods, and motor vehicle services. Activities in the industry often include hazards caused by improper loading and unloading of materials, mishandling of chemicals, and unsafe working environment that may cause slips, trips and falls. Use this checklist to ensure safety during operation. Carry out risk assessments to determine if there are sensitive risk groups in the retail sector like night workers, young persons and pregnant women and if they receive sufficient protection. Next, check if bullying and violence prevention policy is implemented and followed. Evaluate if the staff are well educated on the safety rules when working with big equipment, extreme temperatures, electricity, and chemicals. Lastly, provide recommendations to improve safety.

CCOHS Hazard Assessment Checklist for Manufacturing Facilities

The work processes in a manufacturing company largely involve the use of machineries, transportation, and labor force. Therefore, thorough evaluation of the environment, equipment, and employees’ compliance to safety rules must be conducted to identify workplace hazards. This CCOHS hazard assessment checklist containing 22 sections was converted using iAuditor and can be used to check the overall safety of a manufacturing site. Conduct safety inspections by using your mobile devices on site and send reports to your managers.

Toolbox Talk Template

Before performing a hazard assessment, it is best to gather your team to talk about existing issues and problems in the workplace. Use this toolbox talk template prior to a job or shift commencing for about 5 to 10 minutes. All staff and managers working on the shift discuss the key hazards and remediation plans associated with the works to be performed. Use iAuditor to document the group discussion and prompt all workers to sign off. Browse for more toolbox talk templates here.


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  4. Take photos, create actions and generate reports on your device
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