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Compiling an Occupational Health Risk Profile? Make sure you include these five people

by , 18 December 2013
You must create an Occupational Health Risk Profile for each task and department in your company. Doing this means you'll comply with legislation and identify health hazards before they happen. But, your duties don't end there. You must involve these five people when you compile your Occupational Health Risk Profile.

You must identify health-related risks in your company. To help you comply with legislation, create an Occupational Health Risk Profile.

According to Louise Harty of Risk Assessment: The 100% legally compliant risk assessment toolkit, the results of creating a Health Risk Profile will be:

  • Ensuring legal compliance; and
  • The effective maintenance of the health status of each individual on site.


This way, you preserve the most valuable asset of every company – your workforce.

So what exactly is an Occupational Health Risk Profile?

The Health Risk Profile is compiled from information gained from a health hazard identification and assessment done on all tasks and departments on site.

You'll assess each department on site; look at each activity occurring in the area and the environmental stressors present; and take into consideration all related information.

Just make sure you spend sufficient time in each area to ensure complete identification of all hazards and related risks.

You must involve these five people when you compile your company's Occupational Health Risk Profile

The Occupational Health Practitioner, company Medical Officer and Safety Officer will be the primary role players in this process.

Other people you must involve are:

  1. Managers from each department on site;
  2. Human resources department;
  3. Safety department;
  4. Health and Safety Officers and Committee members; and
  5. The General workforce.

Remember, for your risk profiles to be effective you need effective communication and cooperation between your management team, training department, human resources department and SHE department.

So make sure you involve the above mentioned people when compiling your Occupational Health Risk Profile.

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