Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA STUDY)

Hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA) is a structured process that evaluates hazards and associated risks,…

Hazard identification and Risk Assessment

Hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA) is a structured process that evaluates hazards and associated risks, which is beneficial in determining intended actions for identifying hazards and implementing the most suitable techniques helpful in mitigating the risks.

Purpose of the HIRA Study

  • Identifying the contributors to injuries to workers
  • Finding out the possibility for the occurrences of incidents and analyzing their severities.
  • Determine the control and safety procedures in the current system
  • Suggesting controlling activities that aid in managing the potential hazards.

Risk Assessment Methodology

Risk Assessment Methodology is an exclusive approach with a core emphasis on risk management and enhancing safety in different types of industries. This is the method that has its unique benefits in gaining a quantitative evaluation of potential risks and analyzing the risk levels to be within the accepted limits. In cases where the risks are unacceptable, the methodology will have evaluations and suggested risk control measures.

HAZID Methodology

Hazard Identification Study (HAZID) is a brainstorming, systematic, and documented process useful in identifying and assessing hazards in the workplace. This systematic procedure has the major goal of deriving deep insights with consideration of the identified hazards and the consequences during the exposure of hazards. This method also covers suggestions that help in mitigating the risks. There are 4 main sections in this study, which in turn have different categories. The general categories are:

Section 1: External and Environmental Hazard;

Section 2: Facility Hazards;

Section 3: Health Hazards and

Section 4: Assess Risks to:

  • People
  • Asset /Production
  • Environment

The recognized and identified hazards are categorized and will have their assessment within the risk matrix to know the importance of the risk. Mitigating procedures are derived based on risk rankings. In the end, recommendations supporting preventing potential hazards will be provided.

Learning outcomes

  • Obtain knowledge on every major injury or incident will possess its unique risk behaviors and unrecognized hazards contributing to the accident/incident
  • Find out the objective of a hazard and derive the ways to determine the risks in the workplace.
  • Describe the strategies helpful in controlling or eradicating the hazards in the workplace
  • Achieve a job hazard analysis as an activity in the daily routine

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