Risk Assessment Process for Commercial LaundriesSeptember 5, 2018 - 2pm - 3pm • Webinar
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) identifies hazard identification and risk assessment as one of the seven “Core Elements” of an effective safety and health (S&H) program. This one-hour webinar will cover how to perform an assessment of hazards and risks and prevent injuries. The purpose of performing an S&H risk assessment is to identify potential hazards to workers that, left uncontrolled, could result in the risk of a serious injury or fatality. As a result, it is important that location management teams implement a well-defined and effective process to identify, evaluate, document and control the S&H hazards and associated risks at all operating company locations. The assessment must address routine work tasks that employees complete daily, as well as non-routine work tasks that employees engage in only occasionally.
Areas to be covered in this webinar include:
- Definition of hazard vs. risk
- Common commercial laundry hazards and risks
- Sources of hazard and risk information
- Controlling hazards and risks
Speaker: Rick Gerlach Ph.D., CIH, CSP, RG Consulting LLC. Rick has 38 years of professional safety and health experience. In 1997 he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Director of Safety & Health where he was a member of PwC’s S&H auditing team. In 2003, he accepted the position of Director, Safety & Health with Cintas Corporation. At Cintas, Rick led company efforts to eliminate workplace injuries and vehicle accidents and engage Cintas’ 35,000 employee-partners in continuously improving safety. Rick also led company initiatives to embrace S&H as an important element of company culture, and through these efforts, achieve and sustain S&H excellence. Rick is now retired and a consultant for S&H processes with RG Consulting LLC.
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