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Unformatted text preview: 10/4/2009 1 Risk Control Systems CE 507 Construction Safety and Health October 5, 2009 1 Definitions Hazard Hazard something that has the potential to cause harm Risk Risk the likelihood of the potential to cause harm Frequency or degree of exposure Frequency or degree of exposure the number of times that people are, or could be, exposed to a hazard Severity Severity the degree of harm, or consequences if the hazard is realized 2 Definitions cont. Risk assessment Risk assessment an evaluation of the likelihood that a potential hazard will actually cause harm, while taking into account the frequency of exposure and severity of outcomes Risk control Risk control measures taken to control or eliminate the hazard or risk on the basis of the risk assessment 3 10/4/2009 2 Process of Risk Assessment Identifying the hazards Assessing the risks Documenting the risks Developing appropriate control measures Developing appropriate control measures Implementing the control measures Monitoring and reviewing the control...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course CE 507 taught by Professor Maloney during the Fall '09 term at Kentucky.
- Fall '09