Hazard management is a crucial piece to the Environmental Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) in any workplace. By managing hazards in the workplace, the chance of loss, injury, or harm to people, equipment, materials, and environment is reduced. Learn more about the hazard assessment process in our guideline.
1. Fill out a position hazard assessment based on job tasks to identify the hazards in the workplace with your employees based on their job titles.
2. Identify the frequency and severity of an injury occurring because of the hazards identified, using the MRU risk matrix.
3. Multiply the frequency and severity to determine the risk of injury surrounding the task you are doing to decide whether the risk is acceptable.
Position hazard assessments should be reviewed between manager/chair/supervisor and employee on an annual basis, signed and recorded.
1. Fill out a field level hazard assessment each day if your tasks will be changing throughout the day.
2. Sign and hand in field level hazard assessments to supervisor/manager.
3. Supervisor/manager to fill
Watch the 'Filling out a hazard assessment' video.
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