Safety in Healthcare – Hazard ID and Risk Control
There are a wide variety of hazards commonly found in healthcare workplaces, ranging from wet floors and poor lighting to psychosocial stress factors and biological hazards like bacteria and viruses.
Hazard identification and risk control is essential for ensuring a safe environment for patients, visitors, and healthcare workers.
This health and safety training video program introduces the hazard management program, which includes identifying these hazards, assessing the risk, and implementing control measures, with a strong emphasis on consultation between employees and management.
It also discusses the hierarchy of controls, presented as an effective framework for risk control.
After watching the video, or completing the self-paced eLearning format, workers will learn:
- What is a hazard
- The components of a hazard management program
- The importance of consultation, employee vigilance, and communication in the hazard management process