It must be noted that one of the primary functions of the government is to help such people; that is the goal that is pursed in the social work. However, in order to make the latter effective it may be particularly important to be able analyze hazards and risks that are present in lives of the people. The aim of this paper is to review the first case study about Susan and focus on her example from a point of view of a social worker. First of all, the concept of hazard will be explored and various hazards that exists in the case study will be identified. Secondly, the notion of risk will be explained and different risks that are present in life of Susan will be taken into account. The next part of the paper will focus on various predictable variables that are essential when it comes to risk management. Furthermore, two approaches towards risk assessment will be explored: the qualitative and the quantitative one, each engaging examples from the essay. The nature of risks in Susan’s life will be analyzed as well as different variables that influence perception of risk. To begin with, it may be important to dwell on the concept of hazard as it is understood in the social work. Thus, the above mentioned term often denotes “anything that can cause harm” to a person (Armstrong, 1999). Indeed, this is a rather broad definition; however, it absolutely makes sense. For example, having a weapon at home is considered to be a hazard by some, but other will reject it.