Red-Flag Warning

The red flag has been used throughout history as a signal that there is a problem or danger—encouraging people to stop and take notice. 

Red flag warnings may be a signal of high fire danger due to weather conditions or of serious water hazards at the beach. In auto racing, a red flag indicates a race has been stopped.

Red-flag situations at work include:

  • Non-Routine Work 
  • Stressors: physical environmental, etc.
  • Fatigue
  • Production Pressures
  • Inadequate Supervision and Follow-through
  • Working Alone
  • Inadequate Operating Procedures, Training and Follow-Up
  • Poor Equipment Task Design
  • New Employees
  • Lack of Engineering Controls

Construction and Manufacturing are high-hazard industries and have a higher probability of accidents or injuries. All companies need to have an implemented safety program that includes regular training and safety audits and inspections.

If you have any of the Red-Flag situations shown above and want information on how to reduce risk, please contact Teddi Penewell at or 714.717.9389.  Stay Safe!

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