S A F E T Y M O D E L S TAG E 1 — r E C O G N I Z I N G H A Z A r D S
Section 5 Safety Model Stage 1— recognizing Hazards
How Do You recognize Hazards?
The first step toward protecting yourself is recognizing the many hazards you face on the job. To do this, you must know which situa- tions can place you in danger. Knowing where to look helps you to recognize hazards.
❑ Inadequate wiring is dangerous.
❑ Exposed electrical parts are dangerous.
❚ Workers face many hazards on the job.
❑ Overhead powerlines are dangerous.
❑ Wires with bad insulation can give you a shock.
❑ Electrical systems and tools that are not grounded or double- insulated are dangerous.
❑ Overloaded circuits are dangerous.
❑ Damaged power tools and equipment are electrical hazards.
❑ Using the wrong PPE is dangerous.
❑ Using the wrong tool is dangerous.
❑ Some on-site chemicals are harmful.
❑ Defective or improperly set up ladders and scaffolding are dangerous.
❑ Ladders that conduct electricity are dangerous.
❑ Electrical hazards can be made worse if the worker, location, or equipment is wet.