Mining Product: Hazard Recognition Challenge

Original creation date: October 2017

Software (Web) - October 2017

Version: 1.0

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2017 Oct: web software.

The Hazard Recognition Challenge is a web application that allows you to perform a virtual workplace examination on four locations at a surface stone operation: the pit, the plant, the shop, and a roadway. Each location contains multiple hazards. Your goal is to find as many hazards as possible at that work location.

You can use the information from this app to increase your knowledge and awareness of hazards found at a surface stone operation. Once you finish the challenge, the app will present your results so that you know which hazards you successfully identified and those that you missed. In addition, the app will provide a brief explanation of each hazard along with supplemental information such as accident and injury statistics from the Department of Labor (DOL), relevant Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) standards, and links to tools you can use to further your learning about mine site hazards. We encourage you to review this supplemental information and use it to start a discussion about a specific hazard or a type of hazard during pre-shift safety meetings or toolbox talks.

Authors: J Hrica, B Eiter, JS Britton, JE Fritz, GP Cole

Four screenshots showing each challenge scenario in the app. Haz Rec Challenge is written below the screenshots.
Software (Web) - October 2017

Version: 1.0

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2017 Oct: web software.


Page last reviewed: 7/16/2019 Page last updated: 10/4/2017