- – Anything that may cause harm (e.g. chemicals, electricity, working at height, etc)
- – A hazard is any potential damage, harm, or adverse effects source.
- – Hazard is a situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property, or environment.
- – The chance (high or low) that someone is injured by the hazard.
- – Risk is someone or something that creates or suggests a hazard.
- – Risk is a possibility of danger or harm.
Hazard = any potential adverse health effect, harm, or damage source.
Risk = the likelihood that a person exposed to a hazard will be harmed.
Exposure = the extent to which someone is subjected to a hazard.
HAZARD + EXPOSURE = RISK
Qualitative risk analysis
● Are often used once, with no precise info concerning possibilities of risk
Quantitative risk analysis
● Suitable for mathematical analysis
● Provide figures on the (economic) impact of risks
Element of Risk
- Mission (business continuity, information)
In this Short YouTube video, you will learn the differences between how we define hazards and risks in a Health and Safety context.
What Is The Basic Concept Of Safety?
Safety: The state of being safe, exempt from hurt or injury, and freedom from danger in safety.
We can call it,
Safety = Awareness + Preparation
Area of Safety in the Workplace, School, and Home
Building and Structural Safety – Safety in general including installation as per existing building code and expert engineer.
Environment Safety – Issues of environmental safety (direct or indirect impact on the school, home, and industry).
Material or Equipment Safety – Safety of the materials used in the production or others.
Workplace Safety – Safety issues directly associated with the workplace.
Fire Safety – Fire safety, specifically, the risks associated with the school, home, and industry.
Electrical Safety – generally and above all, arising from the instrumentality used.
Safety Control Measures
Safety control Measures are a very important matter. Its implementation should be done using the following hierarchy order
- Prevention Measures
- Protection Measures
- Mitigation Measures
A prevention measure is to reduce the likelihood of accidents or occupational disease occurrence.
By engineering or technical measures
- Remove it
- Reduce levels of hazardous materials
- Replace it
- Welding Hazards and Risk Management
- Noise and Vibration Hazards
- Methods Of Hazard Identification
- Confined Space Hazards and Precautions
- How To Prevent Electrical Hazards In The Workplace
- The 5 Key Elements of a Successful Incident Action Plan