Hazard assessment

Hazard assessments and controls

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 occupational 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.

Resources

Hazard Assessment and Control: a handbook for Yukon employers and workers

Our guide outlines the basic process for hazard assessment and control, and includes templates and sample forms.

Employers should customize the process and the forms for their business: hazard assessments must reflect the specific needs of the operation.

Download a copy or contact us for a printed copy.

Safety Talks

Our Safety Talks are information sheets for employers and supervisors to use to lead safety meetings. Each Safety Talk addresses a specific workplace hazard and how to prevent injuries from it.
The first five Safety Talks address the workplace hazards of violence and harassment.

We’ll be creating more Safety Talks on other workplace safety topics. We’ll let workplaces know when they are available.

Download the Safety Talks or contact us for printed copies.

Safety officers

Our safety officers are available for consultation and support. Contact us

Training

Northern Safety Network Yukon offers training and resources. Call 867-633-6673, or email [email protected] 

If you provide safety training to your workers, you could be eligible for a rebate on your workers’ compensation premiums through the CHOICES program.

Hazard assessment regulations

Yukon’s occupational health and safety legislation requires employers to conduct hazard assessments and 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:

The Act and Regulations are available at yukonregs.ca

On September 4, 2021, enhancements to the hazard assessment regulations  in Part 1 - General come into effect (one year following their approval by the Yukon government) strengthening the regulation and making it clearer in terms of frequency of completing hazard assessments and the need for training.

More information

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) – Hazard control

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) – Job safety analysis

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