Risk identification, evaluation, quantification, and reduction form the underpinning of the safety profession (Liberty Mutual 2009). Why is it then, that safety professionals often struggle to get risk assessment processes recognized and accepted as integral to the health and safety and risk management processes in many organizations?

This paper will provide an overview of risk assessment and risk mitigation concepts, and provide a case study example of how one organization successfully aligned these concepts with their business processes and substantially improved their safety performance.

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