Take steps to manage your hazards

In Alberta, hazard management is legislated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and described within the Regulation and Code

Hazard management is achieved through hazard identification, assessment and control. 

1. Hazard identification

All workplaces have hazards, which can be classified as biological, chemical, radiological, physical, ergonomic, and psychosocial

While biological, chemical, and radiological hazards are more commonly found in research environments, a workplace like an office might have ergonomic hazards (such as improper workstation set up), physical hazards (excessive cords), or psychosocial hazards (workplace bullying). 

Learn more about types of hazards.

2. Hazard assessment

Once you have identified hazards, assess the degree of frequency and severity associated with each in order to prioritize your response. 

3. Hazard control

Determine which controls (engineeringadministrativePPE) are right for each hazard.