We all have a responsibility to keep ourselves and each other safe at work.
Hazard assessments and controls help build safe and healthy workplaces. They are at the core of every organization’s workplace health and safety management system.
The hazard assessment and control process provides a consistent approach for employers and workers to identify and control hazards in the workplace. It allows everyone to focus their efforts in the right areas, and to develop policy, procedures, worker training, inspections, emergency response plans and other prevention programming and activities specific to the hazards at their worksites.
Our guide outlines the basic process for hazard assessment and control, and includes templates and sample forms.
Download a copy or contact us for a printed copy.
Employers should customize the process and the templatesfor their business: hazard assessments must reflect the specific needs of the operation.
Modifiable versions of the hazard assessment templates found in the guide are available
- Formal hazard assessment and control template
- Site-specific (also known as field-level) hazard assessment and control template
Our Safety Talks are information sheets for employers and supervisors to use at safety meetings. Each Safety Talk addresses a specific workplace hazard and how to prevent injuries from it.
Our safety officers are available for consultation and support. Contact us.
If you provide safety training to your workers, you could be eligible for a rebate on your workers’ compensation premiums through the CHOICES program.
Regulations about hazard assessment
Yukon’s occupational health and safety legislation requires employers to conduct hazard assessments and, if possible, to eliminate the hazards identified. If they cannot be eliminated, the employer must introduce controls to protect against them.
Employers’ obligations for hazard assessment and control are laid out in Yukon legislation:
- Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act, Sections 3, 10
- Occupational Health and Safety Regulations:
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) – Hazard control
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) – Job safety analysis