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23/09/2008

E-Fact 32 - Common errors in the risk assessment process

E-Fact 32 - Common errors in the risk assessment process

When conducting the risk assessment common errors are made by all types of enterprises and organisations. Some of the most common errors during the process are presented here, in the order in which they generally occur. Some of the common errors mentioned: overlooking possible risk categories, not thinking about long-term hazards to health, overlooking second jobs, not ensuring coordination between employers and subcontractor, not including groups of persons who may particularly be at risk, not taking into account the preventive hierarchy, considering the risk assessment as a one-time obligation, not supervising sufficiently the efficiency of the preventive measures, ...

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