A key aspect of any occupational health and safety program is the proper identification of any hazards that exist at the workplace, and the associated risk of injury or illness if a worker is exposed to the hazard. In this introductory course, you will learn the reasons why proper hazard identification is an important contributor to a successful occupational health and safety program, as well as practical tools to conduct workplace hazard assessments. The relationship between common hazards and risk of common occupational injuries, such as work-related back injuries or electrical burns, and illnesses, such as occupational cancers, will be explored in detail using practical examples.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Understand the importance of identifying, assessing and eliminating hazards in the workplace
- Gain knowledge on how hazard assessment relates to the overall risk management process
- Gain skills and knowledge on how to properly apply and implement a hazard identification program
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
- Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals Certificate : Core Courses