HRM 4013 ASSIGNMENT #2: Workplace Inspection/Hazard Analysis/Health & Safety Plan
Weighting: 20% of Final Mark
Length: 15 single-spaced typed pages (not including Appendix)
Due Dates: Written Report: Friday April 13, 2012
Presentation: As per group sign-up list
Knowledge and ability to apply and
communicate the subject matter
Style and structure
Quality of report
Application of health and safety
Hazard Reporting Forms with
Job Hazard Analysis (Hazard Reporting
Form and Discussion)
Spelling and Grammar 5
Selection and use of audiovisual aids
Prepared class activities and/or
questioning techniques used to elicit
Pace, tone, clarity and projection of
Use of Time 5
Work Distribution/Equality 5
Includes alternation of speakers
The purpose of the Workplace Inspection/Hazard Analysis/Health and Safety Plan is to provide an opportunity for the
practical application of knowledge and skills developed during the course.
Members of each JHSC are required to physically inspect a section of George Brown College, or another agreed upon
workplace, after reading through the materials and making the necessary preparations to conduct the inspection.
Hazard checklists and hazard reporting forms will be completed. Findings will then be discussed thoroughly in a written
report. The highlights of the report will be presented as a role-play to the upper management of a firm.
1. Complete a Block Diagram, showing the physical features of the area of inspection, adding work-flow and work
processes, if applicable, or other significant information as you proceed with the inspection (to be inserted into
2. Develop an Inspection Checklist that will be completed during the inspection and revised as necessary
following the inspection (to be inserted into the Appendix).
3. Complete the Hazard Reporting Forms which breakdown the hazards found into their respective category, for
example, Ergonomic Hazards, Safety Hazards, Chemical Hazards, Biological Hazards, Psychosocial Hazards,
Physical Agents (to be inserted into the Appendix).
4. Complete the Health and Safety Plan Forms which include recommendations for control of the hazards
identified, breaking them down into short-term and long-term solutions for actual, potential and possible hazards
(to be inserted into the Appendix).
5. For one job of your choice, you are required to conduct a detailed job hazard analysis. Fill out the Job Hazard
Analysis Form to document the main job steps, risk factors and recommendations (to be inserted into the
6. Thoroughly discuss all your findings from your inspection in detail, including hazards found in all the relevant
hazard categories. Category names can be used as headings. You may also include positive findings. Apply your
knowledge from the course, as well as research conducted on the hazards.
7. Develop controls and recommendations to reflect a higher priority and accountability to OHS, applying relevant
research and legislation. For all hazards identified in the inspection under each category, detailed
recommendations should be included and prioritized according to ‘The Principles of Control’ (At the Source, Along
the Path, and At the Worker level).
8. There should be a separate section in your report which includes a detailed discussion of the information found
through the Job Hazard Analysis including any recommendations and controls.
9. This written report should be completed in essay format (no point form). References must be properly cited
using the APA or MLA method of documentation. Within your report, any reference to legislation in the Pocket
Ontario OHS Act & Regulations need to include section, sub-section, clause etc. and you need to state whether
you are referring to the OHS Act, or state the name of the particular Regulation that you are referencing, for
example, WHMIS Regulation, Regulation for Industrial Establishments etc.
10. A 30-minute presentation of the report will be required by each group, playing the role of a JHSC highlighting
their findings to the upper management of a firm. Include visuals of the hazards and relevant positive findings.
Remember to engage the class in activities or prepared questions, etc. If PowerPoint slides are used, please
provide a copy of the slides as a handout to the professor, just prior to the presentation.