National Safety Month: Week One – Hazard Recognition

Michelle MachenOur Stories, International Packaging, Large Packaging, Reconditioning, Safety, Small Packaging

Safety is a top priority at Mauser Packaging Solutions. During the month of June, the US recognizes National Safety Month by calling attention to workplace safety. At Mauser, we will continue to place a strong emphasis on redefining safety during the month of June while recognizing the ongoing efforts our facilities are taking to ensure employee safety in the workplace.


At the core of every effective safety and health program is a systematic process for identifying and correcting workplace hazards.

Traditional approaches to finding and fixing workplace hazards are often reactive. Actions are taken only after a worker is injured or becomes sick, a new standard or regulation is published, or an external inspection finds a problem that must be fixed. Finding and fixing hazards using a proactive approach, before they cause injury or illness, is far more effective.1

Here are two ways our business units are proactively recognizing hazards.

  • During Safety Week in January, many facilities participated in Safety Scavenger Hunts or Safety Swaps. Employees were challenged to examine work areas to identify potential safety hazards. Found hazards were presented to facility leadership to begin implementing changes to improve safety.
  • For several years, Large Packaging has been practicing a “Take 10” safety process for non-routine and/or maintenance tasks. Before maintenance teams begin work, potential hazards are evaluated using a standardized form.

Each Mauser employee is responsible for a safe workplace. We encourage employees to be knowledgeable about potential safety hazards and to be vigilant about noticing and reporting safety hazards. Hazard recognition is the responsibility of every employee and an essential first step in ensuring a safe workplace.

Hazard Recognition Tip Sheet

1Safe+Sound. Unites States Department of Labor. Retrieved from