Wednesday Work Tips

Stop Work Authority

Stop Work Authority is empowering workers to halt work when a perceived unsafe condition, behavior, or hazard arises. If something on the job site becomes too unsafe or hazardous, workers have an obligation to stop work while the hazard is corrected.

  • Stop The Work: When an unsafe action or situation is observed, the work is immediately halted.
  • Notify The Affected Personnel And Supervisor. Provide a clear explanation of the reason why the work was stopped. Take immediate action to make the area safe.
  • Asses The Situation. Review and discuss the situation and come to an agreement on the stop work action.
  • Correct The Unsafe Behavior or Situation. Hazards should be eliminated before work resumes.
  • Resume The Work. After corrective actions have been completed all affected personnel should be notified that work can continue.

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