Worksite Risk Assessment 6 Steps to Follow

Many hazards may exist at your worksite. While the rates of deaths, serious injuries, and diseases have decreased in many industries because to the efforts of employers, organized labor, professional and technical teams, and the government, the challenges still remain. Any type of work without protective measures can lead to an injury or illness.

Employees and Employers both are obligated to ensure their safety and operate safe practices at work to prevent harming themselves or others. It’s why most companies try to lessen workers exposure to hazardous substances through investing in Person Protective Equipment (PPE).

But besides the equipment, creating and maintaining a healthier work environment would also minimize the risks employees have to deal with which can be done through a workplace risk assessment. Conducting a risk assessment in the worksite could reduce or eliminate any potential danger from even happening.

A risk assessment’s purpose is to identify any hazards and risk factors that could potentially cause harm, analyze and evaluate the likelihood and severity of the risk and deciding the measures to take to control it.    

Every company and organization have a slightly different approach in carrying out a risk assessment. No strict rules on how it’s supposed to be carried out. The most important thing is that it’s methodically and strategically conducted and that all risks in the worksite had been carefully considered.

That being said, this infographic by Progressive Safety Equipment suggests how you can administer a risk assessment in your workplace.