Developing a Process Safety Hazard Checklist
A hazard is traditionally defined as a condition, event, or circumstances that could lead to or contribute to an unplanned or undesirable event which in turn could result in injury or property damage or loss of life both for your company and/or the community, or damage to the environment. Hazards are inherent in materials, equipment and activities. Hazards can be of an occupational or process safety nature. Typically, occupational safety hazards could lead to slips, trips, and falls or employees being injured by tools or machinery or exposure to noise, heat or electrical shock hazards. Process safety hazards are hazards that are inherent to materials, equipment or technology of a process that - if not controlled or contained - can cause or lead to a catastrophic event causing damage to people, property and/or the environment.