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Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Risk assessment is a powerful tool that provides a rational framework for designing and managing an OHSP at institutions that use nonhuman primates. The process of risk assessment requires a factual base to define the likelihood of adverse health effects of workplace-associated injuries and exposures, and it attempts to balance scientific knowledge with concerns of staff, investigators, administration, and the public at large. It involves a systematic approach to the identification and characterization of physical, chemical, and biologic hazards to individuals and populations in their environment.
Hierarchy of hazard control is a system used in industry to minimize or eliminate exposure to hazards. This concept is taught to managers in industry, to be promoted as standard practice in the workplace. It has also been used to inform public policy, in fields such as road safety. Physical removal of the hazard is the most effective hazard control. Substitution, the second most effective hazard control, involves replacing something that produces a hazard with something that does not produce a hazard or produces a lesser hazard—for example, replacing lead-based paint with titanium white. To be an effective control, the new product must not produce unintended consequences.
During work experience, you must remain alert to anything that may be dangerous. If you see, hear or smell anything odd, take note. If you think it could be a hazard, tell someone. Key point: Assessing the risk means working out how likely it is that a hazard will harm someone and how serious the harm could be. Always tell someone your employer, your supervisor or your health and safety representative about hazards you can't fix yourself, especially if the hazard could cause serious harm to anyone.
The best way to prevent injuries or illness in your workplace is to find the hazards that could cause injury or illness, and fix them. Do this by following four simple steps:. The workers using the equipment or chemicals, performing the tasks and being in the work environment every day are essential to help you identify hazards. A hazard is anything that has the potential to cause injury, illness or damage to your health. Hazards at work may include:.
Sydney University workplaces. • It makes good business sense and is cost effective. A key requirement of managing risks in the workplace is consulting.
In every work environment, there are hazards that could cause your workers harm. The word risk describes how likely that harm is to happen and how severe that harm could be. Some risks are obvious, like the risk of falls from an unmarked ledge, or burns from a hot oven.
To complete the first step in any workplace risk assessment, you must identify the hazards in your workplace. Not all hazards are obvious and they will be unique to your workplace. Therefore, we have created this guide to help you understand the different categories of hazards and where they might be present.
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