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Risk Assessment Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Risk Assessment Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Risk Assessment certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Risk Assessment Training Course?

Our risk assessment training course is regulation aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on identifying and assessing risks, controlling hazards, and evaluating the cost of hazard control.

During this training, we will be taking a look at the different steps of risk assessment and hazard control. Throughout the training, you will learn why risk assessments are vital for the safety of you and your employees. We will cover how to identify hazards on your worksite, how to perform a proper risk assessment, and how to control those hazards so you can lower or remove the risk to your employees. Finally, you will learn how to evaluate the cost of hazard control in relation to the cost of not controlling the hazards on your worksite.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1.5 to 2 hours.

Intended Audience:

  • Managers, supervisors, and risk management team members
  • While this training encompasses many important safety standards, you will still need to familiarize yourself with any other federal, state, and local standards that apply to your specific workplace.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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    Risk Assessment Certification Standards

    U.S. Standards

  • OSHA General Duty Clause 5(a)(1)
  • Canada Standards

  • CAN/CSA-Q850-97: Risk Management: Guideline for Decision Makers
  • CAN/CSA-Q634-91: Risk Analysis Requirements and Guidelines
  • CAN/CSA-Z763: Environmental Risk Assessment Studies
  • CAN/CSA-Z1002-12: Occupational Health and Safety – Hazard Identification and Elimination and Risk Assessment and Control

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Risk Assessment Safety Training?

    While OSHA doesn’t have a specific standards for risk assessment, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

    This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from all serious and recognized hazards. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and well-being of all.

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    Did You Know?

    On average, 15 employees died on the job each day in the United States in 2019, according to OSHA.

    5,333 workers died on the job in the United States in 2019 (Source: OSHA).

    Risk assessment leads to a safer work environment which can save lives.


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is the main purpose of risk assessment?

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    The main purpose of risk assessment is to know which worksite hazards should be controlled first based on the danger they pose to employees. Controlling the most dangerous hazards first will help keep your employees safe.

    Why is risk assessment important?

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    Risk assessment is important because it gives you more knowledge about the risks on your worksite. Not only does it encourage you to identify more hazards on the site, but it allows you to control those hazards more effectively.

    Are there different types of risk assessment?

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    There are several different types of risk assessment including qualitative, quantitative, generic, site-specific, and dynamic risk assessments. The type of risk assessment found in the training is a robust quantitative risk assessment as it is the most effective and least biased type of risk assessment.

    What is the difference between risk assessment and risk management?

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    A job hazard analysis deals primarily with identifying hazards while a risk assessment deals more with assessing the overall danger that those hazards pose to employees.

    Who performs risk assessments?

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    Risk assessments are performed by the employer/supervisor, or a qualified employee chosen by the employer to carry out the assessment. Risk assessments can also be performed by a risk management team (required in Canada).


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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