This course is beneficial to employees at all organizational levels, in all industries.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a 3 year certification in Hazard Assessment.
Hazard assessments and controls help build safe and healthy workplaces. They are at the core of every organization’s occupational health and safety management system. The hazard assessment and control process provides a consistent approach for employers and workers to identify and control hazards in the workplace. It allows everyone to focus their efforts in the right areas, and to develop worker training, inspections, emergency response plans, etc. specific to the hazards at their work sites. Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety legislation requires employers to conduct hazard assessments, and to either eliminate the hazards identified or put controls in place to protect against them.
Performing hazard assessments could benefit your workplace in a variety of ways. It may inspire improvements in day-to-day operations (e.g. maintenance, work procedures, worker training, process and design, purchasing, housekeeping). Workers can see how doing simple things like mopping up spills or picking up debris is more important than they might have thought. They become more proactive. Feeling valued can inspire participation and ownership of workplace health and safety. Hazard assessments will identify areas that need improvement that may have been overlooked in the past which could lead to lower operating costs. Fewer incidents means fewer claims filed with the Workers’ Compensation Board. Fewer insurance claims means lower annual premiums. (Source: Worksafe Alberta).
This 4 hour Hazard Assessment Calgary course focuses on the identification, classification, and prioritization of the risks associated with hazards to people, property and the environment.
- Create an inventory of the tasks performed by each occupation in the workplace
- Key terminology pertaining to the Hazard Assessment
- Identify the hazards related to each job/task/process
- Assess and prioritize the risks associated with each task and hazard
- Demonstrate the ability to perform, and differentiate between, formal and specific hazard risk assessments, inspections and task observations
- Describe the different methods of hazard / risk control
- Define rules, procedures, practices and codes of practice
- Describe the hazard / risk control process
- Describe the types of inspections
- Describe how to conduct inspections and record observations
- Identify methods used to encourage hazard reporting