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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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