April 27, 2016
Individual risk assessments have an important role to play in identifying high-potential risks.
The Take 5 personal safety planning tool currently in use at our steelmaking coal operations is an example of an individual-level risk assessment that is helping employees form the habit of taking the time to assess workplace risks before they begin a task.
When they complete a Take 5, employees ask themselves a series of questions under five prompts:
If yes, proceed. If no, do not commence task and contact supervisors if effective controls are not in place.