Hazard Management, Risk Assessment and Control
The Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act states that the employer is responsible for the identification and control of hazards. Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control are critical to the success and effectiveness of any Occupational Health and Safety Program.
Hazard management is a proactive process to identify hazards and eliminate or reduce the risk of injury and illness to workers and damage to property, equipment and the environment. By managing all hazards, employers demonstrate their commitment and due diligence to a healthy and safe workplace.
Performing an annual review of each job hazard analysis (JHA) will provide an opportunity to reassess existing hazards, identify new ones and propose corrective actions. As stated in the NS OHS Act, under the Internal Responsibility System (IRS), all employees are responsible to maintain a healthy and safe workplace, for themselves and any other person at the workplace.
Section 2 – Program Element
Section 2 – Program Tools
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