Hazard Communication Checklist
Below is a checklist that you can follow to ensure you have excellent hazard communication in your workplace:
Are all hazardous materials properly and clearly labelled?
Are all employees trained on hazard labels and symbols?
Are all employees notified about potential hazards in the workplace?
Do you refuse shipments of improperly labelled substances?
Are all employees taught about the health effects of hazard exposure in the workplace?
Are there reporting protocols for incidents that create possible hazard exposure?
Are all or some employees trained on how to correctly deal with hazards? Is there a way for these employees to be easily reached in the case of a spill, broken tank, etc.?
Is it company policy that all employees report hazard exposure promptly?
Following these general questions, in addition to any that are specific to your industry, will serve to help you. Hazard communication is extremely beneficial because it reduces injuries and fatalities, saves on legal fees and workers compensation, and maintains productivity and morale.