Identifying Hazards and Applying Controls

Integrated Safety Management

Hazards are identified, evaluated and corrected as a routine part of planning work and when warranted, through inspections. The integrated safety management (ISM) approach can improve safety in almost every work situation. The following steps can be thought of as a continuous cycle or loop:

  1. Define the Work: Outline the scope of work
  2. Identify the hazards: Several resources are available to help identify and analyze hazards
  3. Develop Controls: What can be done to address the hazards in the workplace
  4. Implement the Work: Perform the planned work using the controls that have been identified
  5. Feedback and Improvement: After the work is done, evaluate what went well, and whether improvements are needed for next time.