Hazard Identification Training

A hazard is a potential source of harm and can involve people, places or things.  Hazard identification and control program is an essential part of a properly functioning Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management system and is used to help define controls and to mitigate the risk of hazards.

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide the participant with the tools and a basic understanding of hazard recognition, risk assessments and the methodology of controls.

Course Length

This course is structured as a one (1) day instructor-led course using a combination of both lecture-based and practical learning components.  Self-paced, online learning option is also available.

Target Audience

This course is designed for employees, managers, supervisors of small to large employers within BC’s manufacturing industry.

Previous health and safety education and/or experience is an asset but not required.

Learning Objectives

This course will cover:

  • Typical hazards encountered in manufacturing operations
  • The structure of an effective hazard identification and hazard control program
  • Hazard identification and the four general classifications of hazards
  • Job tasks to SOP methodology
  • Risk Assessments and understanding the risk matrix for prioritizing hazards
  • Hierarchy of controls and application methods/examples

Course Topics
Manufacturing and Food Processing Operational Stages and Typical Hazards Involved, Hazard Identification Program Structure, Hazard Control Program Structure, Biological and Psychological Hazards, Risk Assessment Model, Hazards Prioritization

Assessment and Completion
Upon successful completion of course materials, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Online Learning
Online registration for this course is on an individual basis and is not transferable.

Open Learning Classes

Just $99/seat during NAOSH Week.

Online Learning


We offer Hazard Identification training through our Online Learning Centre. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accessible from any computer, laptop or tablet with internet access.

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Associated Courses

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Instructor-Led Training

If you would like to arrange custom instructor-led Hazard Identification training please call us at 604.795.9595 or fill out the form below. One of our administrators will be glad to arrange an onsite instructor-led session for up to 15 people.

Open Learning Classes

The following Open Learning Classes are available for booking.