An adequately qualified, suitably trained worker with sufficient experience to safely perform work without supervision.
A job with high potential for serious loss or injury.
A condition or behaviour that has the potential to cause personal harm or property damage. Categories of hazards are:
Once hazards have been identified and their risk analyzed, controls are implemented to protect workers from injury and illness.
A physical, chemical, biological or psychological hazard for which there is scientifically valid evidence that acute or chronic health effects may occur in exposed employees.
An undesired event that results in personal harm (injury/illness) or personal property damage (eye glasses, dentures, etc.).
Persons engaged in the administration of the organization’s programs, operations, functions, etc. Includes managers and supervisors.
A person who has charge of a workplace or authority over supervisors and workers.
An undesired event that under slightly different circumstances could have resulted in personal harm or personal property damage.
Documentation including forms, checklists, reports, memos, etc. that create a history of events/activities and that are useful in the operation and maintenance of a program, system, etc.
One’s duty to do what is assigned, expected and understood.
The probability (likelihood) of an incident occurring and the potential severity (consequences) of the resulting personal harm or personal property damage.
The underlying or basic factors which contribute to the direct cause of an incident.
A written, step-by-step description of how to perform a critical job from beginning to end.
A written set of guidelines which establish a standard of performance for an activity or work process.
A physical or chemical hazard that may result in property damage or injury to exposed employees.
A person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker, such as a front-line supervisor, shift supervisor, foreman, etc.
A group of interrelated items, individuals, policies, procedures, records, etc. that achieve desired results.
A person present at a work site. This could include a member of the public or a person carrying out the duties of his/her own employer (e.g. salespersons, suppliers, etc.).
An employee supervised by a manager or supervisor.
A comprehensive list of jobs/tasks produced from a systematic review of all types of work carried out in a work site.