Before beginning a hazard assessment, carefully define the scope of your assessment and assemble your team to help get everyone organized and set expectations. Understanding how to assess risk and select appropriate control measures will help you establish protocols to maintain a safer working environment.
Hazard assessment is an ongoing process with no definitive end point. Revisit hazard assessment in your lab regularly. Discuss any accidents, injuries, and near misses. Capitalize on opportunities for continual learning and hazard review when new lab workers join your team, or when new or updated equipment arrives.