Block a Worker - Amazon Mechanical Turk

Block a Worker

If Workers aren't performing to your standards, you can block them from working on your Human Intelligence Tasks (HIT).


Blocking a Worker prevents the Worker from accepting more of your HITs. However, it does not prevent the Worker from submitting assignments that they accepted before you blocked them.

To block a Worker

  1. On the Mechanical Turk Requester website at, choose the Manage tab and then choose Workers.

  2. On the Manage Workers page, choose the Worker ID of the Worker that you want to block.

  3. On the Manage Individual Worker page, choose Block Worker.

  4. In the Block Worker dialog box, enter a reason for blocking the Worker and then choose Block.

The Worker receives a message with the reason you are blocking them.