BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MySafetySign has launched a “spot the hazard” campaign to promote awareness of dangerous workplace safety hazards. The campaign, launched in April 2013, is an ongoing effort by MySafetySign to open a dialogue with construction workers, contractors, and their families. MySafetySign is an ecommerce site that produces official Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) signs.
#HazardSpotting uses social media platforms to crowd source and analyze suspected construction site safety violations. Individuals are encouraged to take pictures of potentially unsafe construction sites they encounter and share them via email or with @MySafetySign on Twitter using the hashtag #HazardSpotting. MySafetySign then enlists the help of relevant safety experts to spot the hazards in the photos, and shares the “answers” through blog posts.
Mike Miles, Social Media Manager explains that “#HazardSpotting helps shine an expert light on everyday construction. It creates accountability and will hopefully improve worker safety in communities across the country. We’ve had a lot of enthusiasm and engagement from safety professionals, especially on LinkedIn.”
To date, MySafetySign has nine #HazardSpotting posts explaining dangerous conditions in various construction zones. The most recent post, published yesterday, analyzes sidewalk scaffolding hazards in an urban construction zone, including endangered pedestrians; slip, trip, and fall hazards; and lack of PPE.
Photos of unsafe working conditions and explanations can be found on the company’s blog at: http://www.mysafetysign.com/blog/category/hazardspotting/.
MySafetySign is a Brooklyn based company that produces safety signage. The company’s mission is to make signs and labels as effective as possible in order to prevent accidents and save lives. Customers can choose from over 40,000 designs and customizable templates. MySafetySign is part of the SmartSign family. MySafetySign is also the driving force behind #HazardSpotting, an OSHA violations spotting campaign.