Organizations face a range of risks every day that can impact their ability to reach certain business objectives. Risk assessment is an important and sophisticated tool used to assess an organization's risks so that the organization can mitigate and manage risks to an acceptable level.

This paper will describe the top 10 reasons organizations fail to identify their most significant hazards and greatest risks, and perform good risk assessments. The overall objective of this paper is to describe how to improve risk assessment methods based on ANSI/ASSE Z590.3–2011; Prevention through Design and ANSI/ASSE Z690.3–2011; Risk Assessment Techniques standards, and nearly 60 years of combined experience of the two presenters.

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