One of a safety coordinator’s most important jobs is assessing safety risks in the workplace and ensuring that appropriate measures are in place to address identified risks. But do you know how to conduct an effective risk assessment?
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has developed a standard that can help you. CSA Z1002, Occupational Health and Safety — Hazards and Risks — Identification, Assessment, Elimination and Control, is designed to provide guidance on understanding and evaluating workplace risks.
Z1002 is still officially under development and is expected to be published in March. But you can get some valuable insight now on how the standard works at our webinar on Jan. 11.
At the webinar—Applying the new CSA Z1002 Standard: OHS – Hazard Identification and Elimination and Risk Assessment and Control—Doug Nix, a member of the CSA Z1002 Technical Committee, will tell you:
- What the new Z1002 Standard says and does and why the CSA developed it
- The importance of communicating with standard risk–related terminology
- How to understand and apply the concepts of hazard elimination and effective risk control
- How to develop a risk assessment framework and prepare for risk assessment
- How Z1002 integrates the steps of OHS risk management into a clear, easy–to–follow flow process
- The three key contexts within which the assessment is conducted: external, internal and worker
- Who should be on the risk management team
- The “hierarchy of controls” and how to correctly apply the hierarchy to effectively control risk.