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#HazardSpotting is a community safety initiative to help raise awareness about workplace safety violations. Our readers submit photos, and we write a post with special guest insight from featured safety experts.

Think you’ve seen an unsafe work condition? Whether it’s construction, manufacturing, or food safety, we’ll investigate the hazard. Snap a picture and share your story with us by sending an email to the editor at Krissa (at) Smartsign.com.

What’s wrong with this road construction site? #HazardSpotting

What’s wrong with this road construction site? #HazardSpotting

| June 19, 2013 | 25 Comments

#HazardSpotting is a community safety initiative that helps raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations. Our readers submit photos, and we write a post with special guest insight from featured safety experts. This week we’re highlighting the road construction hazards in a street construction zone. At MySafetySign, we believe hazard awareness can build safer communities. […]

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#HazardSpotting: Concrete cutting and work safety zones

#HazardSpotting: Concrete cutting and work safety zones

| June 3, 2013 | 5 Comments

#HazardSpotting is a community safety initiative that helps raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations. Our readers submit photos, and we write a post with special guest insight from featured safety experts. This week Patrick Sullivan comments on a photo taken of a masonry saw by a MySafetySign employee. New York City is a busy, […]

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#HazardSpotting: What’s RIGHT with this forklift photo?

#HazardSpotting: What’s RIGHT with this forklift photo?

| May 21, 2013 | 6 Comments

The nice folks at MySafetySign liked my interview and subsequent comments on the trench photo, and so I sent them this one and offered to analyze it for them. Their #HazardSpotting motif is: “Can you spot everything they’re doing wrong?” But in this photo I must ask, “Can you spot anything they’re doing RIGHT?” To […]

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How many trench dangers can you see? #HazardSpotting

How many trench dangers can you see? #HazardSpotting

| May 16, 2013 | 14 Comments

#HazardSpotting is a community safety initiative to help raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations. Our readers submit photos, and we write a post with special guest insight from featured safety experts. This week Robert L. Carlson comments on a photo taken of a construction trench by a MySafetySign employee. Let’s be clear: April showers […]

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#HazardSpotting in Manila: How many hazards can you see?

#HazardSpotting in Manila: How many hazards can you see?

| May 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

Hazard spotting overseas For this edition of #HazardSpotting, we’re going international. Shout out to Annie for the photos. Pictured below is high rise construction in the Philippines’s Metro Manila. Although this construction site wouldn’t fall under OSHA’s purview, the principles apply. There’s definitely some hazard spottin’ going down.                […]

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#HazardSpotting: Missing hard hat, swaying suspended scaffold

#HazardSpotting: Missing hard hat, swaying suspended scaffold

| April 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Where we spend our time affects the way we see the world. Since working at MySafetySign, I’ve begun to really notice the numerous construction workers and projects littered throughout New York City. Workers swerve in front of you carrying long, glass panes, water valves burst and soak the street and its harried repairmen, and scaffold […]

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How many safety violations can you see in this photo? #HazardSpotting

How many safety violations can you see in this photo? #HazardSpotting

| April 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

New York is a busy, bustling city, and sometimes when you stop to smell the roses, you catch sight of some disturbing thorns. One recent morning walk in my quiet residential neighborhood of Brooklyn brought me across the following perilous scene. My first thought was for my own safety; I was walking on that side […]

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