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Jan 23, 2015

I go over how to begin a basic Worksite Analysis or Hazard Identification and Assessment process.

According to OSHA, each employer must assess the workplace to identify all hazards; evaluate new equipment, materials, and processes; and review safety and health information. This would need to be done initially, then I always recommend at least once every year or when workplace conditions change.

Assessment records must be kept and made available to OSHA upon request-employers with 10 or fewer employees are exempt, but a good best practice is to have this done no matter how many employees you have!

A worksite assessment means that managers and employees analyze all worksite conditions to identify and eliminate existing or potential hazards. Worksite assessment involves a variety of worksite examinations to identify not only existing hazards, but also conditions and operations in which changes might create hazards.