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3 Basic Risk Management Principles

When working with biohazardous substances, having your workplace trained in risk management is essential to your company’s well-being. Identifying these risks and understanding how to handle them should an accident occur can make all the difference in the health and safety of your staff.

1. If you don’t already know, you should first figure out what risks are presented to you, your organization, and your staff while in the workplace. Health and safety risks are extremely important to identify as well as property damage risks due to contamination or simple negligence of maintenance.

2. Once these risks are identified, it’s important to analyze each risk and determine “what’s the worst that could happen?” That may be a loss in finances or something more serious, such as a loss of life. It’s also important to determine the potential frequency of these events and why they might occur in the first place.

3. Proper risk control practices allow hazardous situations to be reduced, prevented, and even avoided based on the action that needs to take place for each potential event. In our Control of Biohazards course, we’ll train you and your staff on all of the risk management principles that are essential to your facility.