Firefighter Training Drill: Safety Officer: Prioritize Hazards

By Forest Reeder After an incident safety officer identifies a hazard, it must be evaluated in relation to how urgent the management of the hazard is. You are beginning the process of evaluating the hazards, actions, and conditions that could cause injury or death if not corrected by the safety officer. Your evaluation of the hazards requires you to apply risk management to the hazard that has been identified. Some hazards are part of the operation and must be monitored for changes or have control methods applied to them. Other hazards require you to take action based on your own interpretation of the severity and potential for injury or death. You will need to evaluate the hazard and bre...

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