Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control

Hazards exist in every workplace, but how do you know which ones have the most potential to harm workers? By identifying hazards at your workplace, you will be better prepared to control or eliminate them and prevent accidents, injuries, property damage and downtime. After all, you can't fix problems you don't know about. This three-module course outlines proven techniques for identifying hazards, assessing risks and controlling hazards for everyday situations. Accurately identifying, assessing, and controlling hazards is an essential part of a properly functioning occupational health and safety program. This course will help employers, managers and members of health and safety committees improve their health and safety performance. They will learn effective and proven methods of hazard identification, assessment, and control. The three modules of this course cover essential topics such as hazard mapping, workplace inspections, risk assessment techniques, and the hierarchy of controls. Please note that this course does not cover complex hazard and risk assessment methods used for identifying hazards in the design stages of a plant, system or process.

Topics include:

Defining hazard identification and risk assessment and why they are important
Hazard identification methods (including hazard mapping, job hazard analysis, checklists, and workplace inspections)
Two comprehensive risk assessment methods (Basic Qualitative method and Semi-Qualitative)
Selection and implementation of appropriate controls
Hierarchy of controls

Upon completion of the course you will know how to:

Develop a comprehensive approach to hazard identification appropriate for your workplace
Assess the hazards in your workplace, and determine which ones should be eliminated or controlled first
Identify the types of hazard controls that are commonly used in various situations
Implement a hazard control program
Assess the effectiveness of the control measures that you have implemented

TARGET AUDIENCE Owners and employers.
Management and supervisors. None
Health and safety committee members. None
Maintenance and facilities staff. None

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