Hazard Identification - Safety & Injury Prevention

Hazard Risk Assessment and Control is critical to the success and effectiveness of any Occupational Health and Safety Program. Hazard Identification is a proactive process to identify hazards and potential hazards in order to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury/illness to workers and damage to property, equipment and the environment.

An employer must identify hazards and potential hazards in the workplacea and develop an action plan to in order to eliminate or control the hazards. The Hazard Identification Program and Workplace Inspection Program are two separate processes that compliment each other. 


Related Documents - Resources

Safety & Injury Prevention Programs has developed templates to guide supervisors in identifying hazards and assigning appropriate controls. These are to be used as a starting point.


The Hazard Identification and Control Form is a document that provides clarity concerning responsibilities and the specifics to the Central Zone'sprocess for conducting hazard assessments.


To arrange training see the Program Contact information.

Program Contacts

Linda Doherty, Safety Officer
Room 275 Purdys Building NSH
300 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth NS B2Y 0A5
Tel: 902-424-1546
Fax: 902-425-0523

Benjamine Beaton, Safety Officer
1276 South Park Street
QEII Bethune Building, Room 275
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9
Tel: 902-473-4033
Fax: 902-473-0523