Mapping your Risks

DIY research

DIY research has been championed by the Hazards magazine to encourage safety reps to develop their own tools to identify health issues. These simple methods provide clear and visible information about risks faced by workers.

Body mapping starts with two large outlines of a body, One represents the front of the body, the other the back. Workers identify on the body maps, where they think their own job is making them sick or hurt. Then by comparing and analysing the results safety reps can begin to identify common ailments. This may lead to identifying chemicals, products or processes that are causing the harm.