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Risk Assessment Principles

Environmental risk is the likelihood of injury, disease, or death resulting from human exposure to a potential environmental hazard. Learners will explore the three key steps of risk assessment: hazard characterization, dose-response evaluation, and human exposure evaluation. By the end of the module, learners should be able to:

  • Describe how severity of occupational hazards is expressed
  • Illustrate how hazard severity and exposure are combined to characterize risk
  • Identify strategies to assess worker exposures to potential hazards
  • Explain approaches to managing risk once it has been characterized
  • Recognize uncertainties associated with risk management

Module Video: Risk Assessment Principles

Hands-on Activity: Dose-Response Curves

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Hands-on Activity Guide for Instructors in PDF format

Hands-on Activity Instructions for Learners in PDF format

Module Slides in PDF Format