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Hazard Analysis and Control

Duration: (4) days.
Course Synopsis
The purpose of this workshop is to give attendees the basic knowledge and skills to identify, analyze, and apply control strategies to eliminate or reduce hazardous conditions and unsafe practices in the workplace. The questions and exercises in this workshop will help attendees to become more familiar with hazard control concepts and we’ll discuss the many types of hazards that may exist in the workplace. We’ll discuss the various elements of an effective hazard control program, the nature of hazards in the workplace, and finally we’ll put everything we’ve learned together in a final exercise.
Who Should Attend
This workshop targets safety staff, supervisors, and others responsible for safety performance.
As a minimum, attendees should be able to read to enable him/her to fully participate in the workshop to gain the most out of it. Knowledge in Job Hazard Analysis is an added benefit.
What Will Attendants Learn?
Given the information and exercises in this workshop, attendees should be better able to:

  • Identify the 13 general workplace hazard categories;
  • Describe the four primary procedures used to identify hazards;
  • Discuss the accident types that might result if hazards are not corrected;
  • Describe possible engineering and management hazard control strategies;
  • Discuss various problem-solving techniques to help control hazards; and
  • Prepare an effective recommendation.

Program Training Methods:

  • Theoretical Lectures (Power Point Presentations)
  • Team Participation
  • Practical Workshops.

Supporting Equipments
To effectively interact with the attendants, an LC projector, a sound system and a flip chart with markers need to be provided to the trainer. Sponsor to provide the supporting equipments.
Instruction Materials
Attendees shall receive the OSHA 104 Identifying and Controlling Hazards training manual.


Hazard Analysis and Control Outline
The Basics

  • What is a Hazard?
  • What is Exposure?
  • The Six-Step Process

Hazard Categories

  • Four General Hazard Areas (MEEE); and
  • Thirteen Hazard Categories.

Identifying Hazards

  • Informal and Formal Observation;
  • Comprehensive surveys;
  • Interviewing techniques; and
  • Workplace inspections.

Analyzing the Workplace

  • Job Hazard Analysis (actual exercise);
  • Change Analysis; and
  • Process Hazard Analysis;

Controlling Hazards

  • The Hierarchy of Controls;
  • Elimination and Substitution;
  • Engineering Controls;
  • Administrative Controls;
  • Personal Protective Equipment; and
  • Interim Measures.

Problem Solving

  • Solving safety problems;
  • Understanding problems;
  • Getting the facts; and
  • The 5-Whys of facts finding.

Writing Effective Recommendations

  • What is an "effective" recommendation; and
  • Answering Five Key Questions.