A Mitigation Plan is a tool used in the prevention of workplace injuries. It is helpful in the identification of areas of improvement and documents the appropriate correction and mitigation of those areas. What defines a “risk”, you may ask? A risk can be defined as an event or condition that could have a positive or negative effect on a project’s objectives if it occurs. For example, a risk in a construction environment is most associated with the health and safety of workers.
There are two main types/tiers of risk: Critical risks, which if realized would have a high impact on objectives, and non-critical or general risks, which if realized would have a lesser effect on an objective. It is important to note that mitigating critical risks may create some non-critical risks, and vice versa.