What does your risk assessment focus on? Safety, of course. But what are you really doing to ensure your risk assessment produces the best results in the shortest time possible? There is a dual focus in today's risk assessment strategy — first safety, but also cost effectiveness. There are minor issues such as poor lighting and disruptions that can steer your risk assessment process off track. In this article, G. C. Shah, safety, environmental and industrial hygiene professional for Wood Group Mustang, and contributing writer for sister publication Chemical Processing, says a well-planned strategy begins with the right mix of people on your team. Additionally, knowing how to prepare against other frequent issues will help you improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your risk assessment.