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.
- 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
Average time to complete the three modules of this course is approximately three hours.
Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control: Awareness was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and is delivered in partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan.
- Management and supervisors
- Health and safety committee members
- Maintenance and facilities staff
This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet – and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.