Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)

Published: | Updated: November 8, 2018

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

A hazard identification (HazID) study is a method for identifying hazards in order 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 in a workplace.

The benefits of conducting a HazID study include:

  • Revealing hazards at an early stage, before they happen
  • Hazards are recorded and managed or mitigated
  • Preventive measures are controllable
  • Avoiding budget overruns
  • Establishing hazard screening criteria
  • Enables you to document non-critical hazards that may otherwise be ignored
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