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April 10, 2018

Risk analysis: indispensable for the safety of your employees

According to the International Labor Organization, more than 6,300 people in the world die every day due to accidents at the work place or due to occupational diseases – this accounts for more than 2.3 million deaths each year. Thus, every 15 seconds, 153 workers are victims of occupational accidents.

Under these circumstances, it is essential for the employer to implement concrete measures in order to prevent work-related accidents and occupational diseases. Risk analysis, that is part of the complete risk management process, takes into account legal, safety, as well as human aspects.

To summarize in a few words, risk analysis is a process that includes:

  • Identification of hazards
  • Analysis and evaluation of risks associated with a particular hazard; and
  • Determination of the appropriate measures to eliminate, control or correct these risks.

 How do we analyze a risk?

On a pragmatic level, risk analysis consists of a detailed evaluation of …