Health risk assessment

Development is going on all around us in WA. Some developments can put communities at risk and possibly cause ill health. These developments may include:

  • land use developments
  • industrial activities or
  • clean up of old waste sites.

The Department supports the use of a Health Risk Assessment framework to help demonstrate whether a proposal will not adversely affect the health of the surrounding community.

It requires a person to consider:

  • each aspect of their proposal
  • the potential impact of chemical, biological, physical or social agents on a specified human population
  • the risks associated and
  • to consider what could be done to ensure that the community is protected from the risks.

WA Health recommends the following risk assessment models:

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