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Types of Hazards

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    Emmanuel Frimpong O.
    ZA
    Emmanuel Frimpong O.

    There are four main types of workplace hazards: (1). Physical hazards: are the most common hazards and are present in most workplaces at some time. Examples include: frayed electrical cords, unguarded machinery, exposed moving parts, constant loud noise, vibrations, working from ladders, scaffolding or heights, spills, tripping hazards. (2). Ergonomic hazards: occur when the type of work you do, your body position and/or your working conditions put a strain on your body. They are difficult to identify because you don’t immediately recognize the harm they are doing to your health. Examples include: poor lighting, improperly adjusted workstations and chairs, frequent lifting, repetitive or awkward movements. (3). Chemical hazards: are present when you are exposed to any chemical preparation (solid, liquid or gas) in the workplace. Examples include: cleaning products and solvents, vapours and fumes, carbon monoxide or other gases, gasoline or other flammable materials. (4). Biological hazards: come from working with people, animals or infectious plant material. Examples include: blood or other bodily fluids, bacteria and viruses, insect bites, animal and bird droppings.

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    What is considered a type of hazard?

    Rk S.
    IN
    Rk S.

    There are four types of hazards:- 1. The risk of getting injured, 2. Fear of any misshappening, 3. Loss of money in the dealing of safety equipments. 4. Other miscellaneous hazard

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