Hazard analysis is a powerful and highly effective tool for
identifying and evaluating potential hazards and control
measures (Fig. 1). Its versatility provides an
economical and insightful assessment of potential hazards at
multiple stages in the lifespan of a project. When used correctly, it is
also an effective method of identifying potential job hazards
involving maintenance and operational tasks.
Yet, caution should be exercised. It may not provide the level
of risk reduction or control perceived or anticipated.
1. Inductive hazard analysis.