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Tool Time: OSHA HazID

SHA Hazard Identification Tool (HazID)
HazID is a training tool developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It is an interactive and game-based tool designed for businesses and individuals interested in learning the concept of hazard identification. This tool benefits small business owners in teaching them the process of workplace hazards identification. However, violation of regulations and related penalties or citations are not part of this tool. It is suggested that OSHA standards are consulted to learn about specific requirement for their workplace.

The tool has four different scenarios: OSHA Visual Inspection Training, Manufacturing, Construction and Emergency Room. The tool provides site-specific hazards through these scenarios. Each of the scenarios are randomized to have different hazard combination each time a scenario is played.

The Visual Inspection Training teaches the identification of hazards on items in the workplace such as saw, industrial chemical mixer, scaffolding and fall protection. The items can be viewed from 360o to identify hazards. Manufacturing and Emergency Room scenarios offer the option of playing either as owner or worker in a manufacturing facility. The Construction scenario is focused on the allocation of time and money while keeping workers safe.

Details on the tool are available at:  

"Tool Time" is a new, recurring section of the HWC eBulletin.
Each month, we'll feature a FREE safety & health resource for employers.
We look forward to sharing these exciting, new tools with you in the coming year.
Total Worker Health 2nd International Symposium
Registration is now open for the 2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health, May 8-11, 2018 in Bethesda, MD. This year's theme covers a wide range of topics relevant to advancing worker well-being: safer work, healthier work design, and better understanding of worker well-being. Pre-conference workshops and keynote presentations have already been announced, but stay tuned for the full program coming soon! 

Pre-Conference Workshop Topics:

Keynote Presentations:

The early bird registration rate is available through March 31, 2018. A discounted rate is available for students. Continuing education credits are pending, but anticipated offerings include CME, CNE, CEU, and CECH.

For more information, visit
Numbers to Know How:
Linking Research to Healthier Workplace Practices

Wednesday, March 21, 2018      12:00pm - 1:00pm CST

On March 21, the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series will feature an expert panel of speakers that will discuss challenges facing today’s workplaces and the importance of health survey data to inform Total Worker Health interventions. Featured speakers will discuss results from the Workplace Health in America Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, and the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance System. The webinar will highlight the link between work and health, and the importance of Total Worker Health interventions to protect and promote worker safety, health, and well-being.

Featured Speakers:
    Sara Luckhaupt, MD, MPH         L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH             Laura A. Linnan, ScD

A Systems Approach to Worker Health & Wellbeing
Wednesday, March 21, 2018      11:00am - 12:00pm CST

More companies are realizing that a robust worker safety program needs to include worker well-being in an integrated safety and health system. Join the National Safety Council at 11 a.m. Central on March 21 for a free webinar on a systems approach to worker health and well-being based on risk assessments and a “Plan, Do, Check, Act” model.

Joy Inouye is the Research Associate for the Campbell Institute. She has worked on several research topics for the Institute including EHS leading indicators, risk perception, and contractor safety management. She is co-author of a recent journal article on leading indicators research and has co-presented on leading indicators at various conferences in the past year. The research of contractor safety has recently been featured in the BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter, the NIOSH Science Blog, and other online safety communities.

Event Planner

March 1 Corridor Business Journal Health Care Summit
March 15-16 Midwest Construction Safety Conference & Expo
March 21 NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar
March 29-30 Occupational Health Symposium
May 8-11 2nd Intl. Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health
Visit our calendar for a full listing of trainings, conferences, and other events
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