There are three certainties in the working life of every EHS professional: you never have enough budget, there is never enough time, and you never have perfect information. The only way to work effectively within this reality is by prioritizing your activities. By focusing your efforts on the areas that are going to make the greatest impact, you can continuously improve the health and safety of your colleagues, and their working environment.
Environmental risk management is a critical framework through which you can work proactively to identify the most pressing risks within your organization and ensure that correct decisions are made in the allocations of resources, without relying solely on professional judgement.
This paper discusses this through the lens of spill prevention planning, since it is such a strong example of the impact of proactive risk assessment, but these concepts should prove useful as part of any kind of proactive Environmental program.
Read this paper and learn:
- The five steps of a spill prevention risk assessment.
- What factors to take into consideration when identifying hazards.
- How prioritizing risk will ensure that your efforts are focused where they can create the largest impact.