Worldwide recognition is now extensive with respect to the benefits of including requirements for hazard identification and analysis and risk assessments as specific elements within safety management systems. Having knowledge of what has occurred and its significance will help in appreciating the implications and value of an applied Prevention through Design standard. So, a bit of history and discussion of current events follows. The trending is significant as it relates to the knowledge and skills safety professionals will be expected to have. The Z590.3 standard will be a sound reference base for developing and applying the required knowledge and skills.

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