The purpose of this risk evaluation tool for is to provide a methodology for identifying occupational health and safety hazards and prioritizing the risks based on the probability and severity of the hazards.
Risk evaluations are the foundation for many safety programs and initiatives, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A Risk evaluation is a systematic method of looking at work activities, considering what could go wrong, and deciding on suitable control measures to prevent loss, damage or injury in the workplace. These evaluations should include the controls required to eliminate, reduce or minimize the risks.
Conducting a risk evaluation in your workplace will allow you to lessen risks, better comply with workplace safety regulations, and help you create and sustain a safer and healthier work environment.