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Risk assessments: The catch-all for hazard analysis

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March 1, 2011

“Do a risk assessment.” That’s the answer most frequently heard in response to questions regarding safety. 

The risk assessment is a simple but effective tool to evaluate any number of risks stemming from worker protection, facility design requirements, or patient safety. But for whatever reason, the risk assessment elicits panic and fear among safety officers and facility directors who may not be familiar with the process, the documentation, or the analysis of risks.

“Do a risk assessment.” That’s the answer most frequently heard in response to questions regarding safety. 

The risk assessment is a simple but effective tool to evaluate any number of risks stemming from worker protection, facility design requirements, or patient safety. But for whatever reason, the risk assessment elicits panic and fear among safety officers and facility directors who may not be familiar with the process, the documentation, or the analysis of risks.



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