OSHA has unveiled an online game intended to help workers and employers identify hazards in the manufacturing and construction industries.
After installing the free Unity3D plugin, employers and workers can virtually explore how to identify common workplace hazards in the manufacturing and construction industries. Players learn not only hazard identification skills but also learn about hazard abatement and control.
This tool is intended to:
(1) Teach small business owners and their workers the process for finding hazards in their workplace,
(2) Raise awareness on the types of information and resources about workplace hazards available on OSHA’s website.
“Hazard identification is a critical part of creating an injury and illness prevention program that will keep workers safe and healthy on the job,” said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. “This new tool not only educates employers about how to take control of their workplaces and protect workers, it also demonstrates that following well-established safety practices is also good for the bottom line.” Assistant Secretary Michaels announced the new tool today at the American Society of Safety Engineers conference in Orlando, Fla.
The OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool can be found here: https://www.osha.gov/hazfinder