All businesses must complete a risk assessment of the workplace to make sure that all obligatory safety measures are in place. Although, the law does not anticipate or require that a business will eliminate every risk, it does require you to protect the people in your work area as much as possible. A thorough risk assessment will help your business uncover potential risks that may cause real harm and ought to be reassured against. Your risk assessment should look for hazards including areas that may cause slips, trips or falls, exposure to hazardous substances, fire and explosion. Understand who may be harmed and how. Assess the risks and decide if on hand safety measures are ample or if more needs to be done. It is important to maintain records of all findings, put into action necessary changes and review and update your policies periodically. As an employer, you may be obliged to evaluate and deal with safety and health risks. Regardless of the size of your business, accidents and negligence on your part can ruin your
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2010 for the course ART 121 taught by Professor Mack during the Spring '10 term at Academy of Design Tampa.