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VOL 10.19: Hazard Analysis
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(September 30, 2020)

Without people, there would be no hazards.

The most important method of identifying and rectifying a hazard is using a hazard analysis, if it looks dangerous, it probably is!

So how do you define a hazard? A hazard is anything that may cause damage, injury or illness, to people, environment or plant and buildings.

There are five traditional ways to control hazards;

1. Elimination

2. Substitution

3. Engineering

4. Administration

5. Personal Protective Equipment

In controlling a hazard, we can use any number of these ways to formulate our risk control, so how come now we have risk involved here? Risk is the child born from the parent hazard, what this means is, that for every hazard you identify, there is an associated risk or risks.




Published by : D. L. Shah Trust

Edited by :Mr Hari K Taneja, Trustee, D. L. Shah Trust

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