Most often, it is the poor quality of the assessment that leads to the poor employee perceptions of the hazard assessment process. If the company accepts poor quality assessments, that is what they will get and employees will not benefit from the process. If you have been experiencing some negative feedback on your assessment process, you should be looking for ways to improve the quality of the assessments. The following tips will help you do just that: 1. Make sure all assessments are in fact being completed before the work is carried out. As an auditor, I have discovered some workers completing the assessments before they get to the jobsite and others completing them after the job are completed. Clearly, these employees view the process as just another wasteful management requirement that stands in the way of getting the work done. I don’t know of any worker that could see benefit in an assessment completed on route to the job site or after the work was carried out. This issue is easily solved by supervisors conducting frequent checks for completed assessments. How to benefit from general hazard assessments 2. Assess hazard assessments for quality and let employees know if they are meeting quality expectations.
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