Risk Management (ISO 31000/ANSI/ASSP Z690)


Safety professionals can apply global risk management standards to many activities, including strategies, decision-making, operations, processes, functions, projects, products services and assets.

What Are Risk Management Standards

The ANSI/ASSP Z690 standards, which are the U.S. adoption of ISO's 31000 standards, provide uniform guidelines for the risk management practices and procedures that can enhance work safety and improve organizational performance. The standards establish a common language for risk management, outline principles and guidelines, and explain risk management techniques.

Risk_ManagementWhy Use Risk Management Standards

Through the application of risk management standards, safety professionals can help organizations manage safety and health risks that can injure workers, damage organizational reputation and decrease profitability. Organizations that embed risk management practices into their decision-making processes are ultimately more sustainable and profitable.

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