Understanding & Conducting Risk Assessments

Assessing risk is an approach to OH&S. Both federal and provincial OH&S legislation requires all employers to assess a variety of situations pertaining to risk in their workplaces. This course will cover when a risk assessment must be completed and will give participants hands-on experience in a variety of methods to conduct risk assessments.

In this course participants will:

  • Learn about the risk assessment process specific to hazard identification;
  • Analyze and evaluate the risk associated with specific hazards and determine appropriate ways to eliminate or control those hazards;
  • Learn in practical terms that a risk assessment is a thorough look at your workplace specific to things that may cause harm to workers;
  • Summarize hazard prioritization and precautionary principles;
  • Learn how to increase awareness of hazards and risks;
  • Learn how to implement controlled measures, by conducting a risk assessment;
  • Discuss the requirements, who is responsible and the consequences of non-compliance

Audience: OH&S Committee Members, Managers, Worker Representatives, and Supervisors

Prerequisite: Completion of the OH &S Committee Part 1 or Supervisor OH&S Responsibilities Part 1 course is required before taking this course.

*Federal OH&S Legislation specific version available on request. 

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