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Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)

Definition - What does Hazard Identification Study (HAZID) mean?

Hazard identification (HazID) study is the method of identifying hazards to prevent and reduce any adverse impact that could cause injury to personnel, damage or loss of property, environment and production, or become a liability. HazID is a component of risk assessment and management. It is used to determine the adverse effects of exposure to hazards and plan necessary actions to mitigate such risks.

Safeopedia explains Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)

Hazard identification (HazID) study takes into account all of the process and non-process hazards. It helps to design and organize the health, safety and environmental issues in an organization. HazID involves machine or equipment designers, management and end users, and ensures a full identification of hazards and safeguard procedures in a workplace.

Benefits of HazID study include:

  • Revealing hazards at an early stage before they happen

  • Hazards are recorded and managed to be avoided, mitigated or highlighted

  • Preventive measures are controllable

  • Budget over-runs are avoided, thus saves money

  • Hazard screening criteria are established

  • Non critical hazards are documented to demonstrate that the events in question could be safely ignored

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