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Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, Sherry L. Baron, and Rosemary K. Sokas

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190662677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190662677.001.0001

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Conducting Worksite Investigations

Conducting Worksite Investigations

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(p.681) 33 Conducting Worksite Investigations
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Occupational and Environmental Health
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Bruce P. Bernard

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0038

This chapter focuses on conducting worksite investigations, including walkthrough surveys, and provides occupational health and safety personnel, employees, and employers the opportunity to identify and assess current workplace conditions and employee health concerns and make recommendations on how to reduce or eliminate any identified workplace hazards. The methods described cover ways to implement corrective actions necessary for preventing future adverse incidents and to identify shortcomings in safety and health management programs. Various specific examples are provided. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Evaluation Program, which has experience with all types of workplace hazards, is described. Preparing for and conducting workplace investigations is described in detail.

Keywords:   walkthrough surveys, workplace investigations, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, health hazard evaluations, workplace hazards

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