Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Occupational Health & Safety Risk Assessment is the systematic examination of the activities and processes in the workplace, to determine the probability of harmful events, and the extent of the potential damage. This evaluation comprises a careful evaluation of the degree of exposure of the target groups (or probability of an adverse event), and the consequences (or harmfulness) of this exposure. For example:

  • Workplace Health and Safety risk assessments
  • Hazardous chemical substance risk assessment
  • Legal compliance audit: to determine the compliance to the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Occupational Hygiene surveys

Occupational Health is a preventive discipline, dedicated to reducing the likelihood of adverse events leading to injuries, illness or material losses. Central to this is the science of Risk Assessment.

Outcomes of Occupational Health & Safety Risk Assessments

  • The Hazards: what, how harmful, where, how much
  • The Exposures: Quantitative and Qualitative
  • The Risks (combination of Harmfulness and Exposure)
  • The Risk Control action plans (“Corrective Action Report”)

Safety program

  • Legal compliance with regulations and obligations to the workforce
  • The strategies following Risk Assessment, including:
  • Task Observation & Safe Work Practices
  • Implementation of the Hierarchy of Controls
  • Corrective Action Reporting

Hygiene monitoring program

  • Outcomes of measured exposures to hazards, evaluation and control measures
    (noise, fumes, dust, etc.)

Medical surveillance program

  • Initial and subsequent health questionnaire, examination and screening test results
  • Relevant medical and occupational history
  • Outcomes Analysis
  • Impacts of the findings (restrictions, if any)
  • Adverse Effects
  • Corrective Action Reporting

Health Promotion

  • Promotion and maintenance of employee health
  • Health risk screening and education
  • Wellness days

 

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