Hazard reports a click away

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
The online Hazard Reporting Tool conveniently located on your computer's desktop is just that - a useful reporting system for the concerned workforce to report any health, safety or fire issues they may encounter in their work environment.

Employees may log into the tool any time to see what issues are being worked, as well as the real-time status of each as they are processed through the system. 

You may submit a hazard with your name or choose to submit your concerns anonymously. To submit either way, simply click one of two buttons, and several questions can be answered in a matter of minutes.

Questions include if a hazard is a facility issue. If yes, it'll ask if a facility manager has been contacted and his or her name. Next, submit a brief description of the hazard, additional information and any recommendations.    

"Once a report is submitted, we check for the validity and severity of the hazard, and then investigate possible avenues for corrective actions," said Scott Eck, Installation Safety chief.

The Installation Safety Office reviews each concern and an investigator is assigned. Once sent online, a case is assigned a tracking number, is reviewed by a supervisor as needed, investigated, reviewed by the Safety Office with another final review, and then posted online where anyone can view investigator recommendations and any actions that were taken.     

The response time is one duty day for hazards that are of imminent danger, three duty days for serious situations and 10 duty days for lesser conditions.            

Since the tool was installed in 2012, there have been nearly 600 online reports submitted. A cursory review of several pages of submissions included issues such as lights being out, restroom maintenance, parking, insect infestation, crosswalk concerns, slipping/tripping/fall reports, and more.

"Although the Hazard Reporting Tool is a quick and easy method to identify hazards, it is strongly recommended that employees still tell supervisors about any known hazards to ensure that issues can be worked at the lowest level," he said.