How to Avoid Potential Workplace Hazards With S.O.R.T.

How to Avoid Potential Workplace Hazards With S.O.R.T.

One third of your life is spent working. With that in mind we all want a work environment that is safe and without risk to the health and safety of the workers. Everyone wants to feel safe in their work environment, but accidents do occur.

In the world of health and safety, we use the acronym S.O.R.T. This is a tool that can help remind us to take the necessary steps to address hazards and create a safe work environment for all.

You can S.O.R.T. your way to a safer work environment as indicated below:

S = STOP and take the time to evaluate your work environment and work task.
O = OBSERVE your work environment – have all hazards been addressed?
R = RECOGNISE any unaddressed hazards in your work environment.
T = TAKE OWNERSHIP of unaddressed hazards in your work environment and follow through to see
they are corrected.

In a nutshell, the S.O.R.T. tool helps workers assess and ensure a safe work area by being proactive daily, until it becomes second nature to them.
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