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Mining Product: Focus on Prevention: Conducting a Hazard Risk Assessment

Original creation date: July 2003

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The first step to emergency preparedness and maintaining a safe workplace is defining and analyzing hazards. Although all hazards should be addressed, resource limitations usually do not allow this to happen at one time. Risk assessment can be used to establish priorities so that the most dangerous situations are addressed first and those least likely to occur and least likely to cause major problems can be considered later.

This training package was developed to assist instructors as they (1) determine how to use risk assessment to improve safety preparedness and (2) present risk assessment concepts and tools to trainees. The concepts and tools presented here can be applied to any mine hazard. Information in this package is appropriate for workers from all types of mines.


Authors: MJ Brnich, LG Mallett

NIOSH/USBM Numbered Publication - July 2003

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20023239

DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-139, 2003 Jul; :1-7