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Prioritizing hazards

After conducting a risk assessment, how would one prioritize the needs for controls for hazards identified?
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Strahinja Stojanovic Apr 08, 2017

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There is no requirements in OHSAS 18001 that define how to prioritize implementation of operational controls, but basically there are two approaches. You can either start with the controls that are the easiest to implement, such s administrative controls (i.e. writing work instructions), or you can start with the controls that address the most severe consequences regardless of the effort needed to implement them.

Keep in mind that some of the operational controls are mandated by law and they should be implemented first, without any delay.

For more information, see: 5 levels of hazard controls in OHSAS 18001 and how they should be applied https://advisera.com/18001academy/blog/2015/09/02/5-levels-of-hazard-controls-in-ohsas-18001-and-how-they-should-be-applied/
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