A hazard is a condition, practice or behavior that has the potential to cause injury, illness, or property damage. To eliminate workplace hazards and reduce risk, there must be a process for recognizing hazards, evaluating their risk and choosing the best method to control them. Its important to choose controls specific to the task and include procedures to monitor their effectiveness – this ensures that health and safety in the workplace is maintained and continuously improved.
A hazard assessment is a thorough assessment of the workplace or a specific task. It is a vital tool to help recognize, evaluate and control hazards in the workplace.
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