Hazard Assessment


This online course will help individuals understand the importance of hazard assessments on the overall performance of health and safety management systems. Upon completion of this online course, individuals will be able to understand the hazard assessment process and be able to identify occupational health and safety hazards, evaluate the identified safety hazards, prioritize safety hazards according to the risk they pose, control hazards that are identified, and review and maintain hazard assessments on a regular basis.


Approximately 1 hour.


Testing conducted throughout this course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.


Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.


Upon successful completion of the program, you will be knowledgeable and/or demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Introduction to Hazard Assessment
  • Steps of the Hazard Assessment Process
    •  Hazard Identification
    •  Hazard Evaluation & Prioritization
    •  Hazard Control
    •  Review and Update of Hazard Assessments
  • Step 1: Hazard Identification
    •  Hazard Definition
    •  Health and Safety Hazards
    •  Hazard Categories
    •  Sources of Hazards
    •  Types of Hazards
  • Step 2: Hazard Evaluation & Prioritization
    •  Evaluation Criteria
    •  Hazard Prioritization
  • Step 3: Hazard Control
    •  Engineering Controls
    •  Administrative Controls
    •  Personal Protective Equipment
    •  Hierarchy of Hazard Controls
    •  Selection of Hazard Controls
  • Step 4: Review and Update of Hazard Assessments
    •  Changes in the Work Environment
  • Types of Hazard Assessments
    • Ongoing Informal Hazard Assessment
    • Pre-Task or Field Level Hazard Assessment
    • Job Inventory and Task Hazard Assessment
    • Critical Task or Job Hazard Assessment
    • Other Types of Documented Hazard Assessment


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