Hazard identification and assessment is a fundamental component of ensuring a safe and healthy workplace.
The Alberta OHS Code sets out requirements for hazard assessment, elimination and control. Identification of existing and potential hazards at a worksite must be completed before work begins at the worksite or prior to the construction of a new worksite. All job positions at the University of Lethbridge require a Hazard Assessment.
The Hazard Management Standard defines the requirements and responsibilities for effective control of hazards at the University of Lethbridge.
The Hazard Assessment, Elimination and Control Procedure is a tool for identifying, assessing and controlling workplace hazards.
Use the Hazard Assessment Report Form to document hazards and controls (download and save this form to complete it). Click here to view Sample Hazard Assessments that can be used to get started.
A field-level hazard assessment (site-specific) is performed before work starts at a site where conditions change or when non-routine work is added.
Use the Field Level Hazard Assessment (FLHA) Form to document hazards and controls in these cases. A FLHA is supplemental and does not eliminate the requirement for a formal Hazard Assessment.
A 'hazard’ is an object or situation that has the potential to harm a person, the environment or cause damage to property.
It is both a legal responsibility and a University requirement to report hazards and protect against them as soon as they are identified. This enables the University to proactively control the hazardous situation to prevent injury or illness.
Learn more about reporting hazards HERE.