Top Workplace Hazards

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2018
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In order for productivity to increase and maximum output to be achieved, the work environment needs to be friendly and conducive for all employees. In order to achieve this status, all managers need to be aware of workplace hazards. While each working environment has its own potential hazards, there are those that occur more than often.

Common Workplace Hazards You Should Know About

  1. Chemicals

It is no surprise that chemicals are one of the most common workplace hazards. If you work with chemicals in the form of fumes, gases, liquids, solids, dust, vapors and corrosives you are at a greater risk of suffering a workplace injury. A potential hazard is transferring chemicals from one container to another. Even if employees feel comfortable around the chemicals and have worked with them for years, the containers must be labeled as required under the Hazcom standard. Even the smallest of spills can be consequential to the employees.

  1. Working at height

The Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that falls to a lower level accounted for 14 percent of all fatalities in 2014, and OSHA standards related to scaffolding and ladders are regularly among the most frequently cited violations. Some employers may not know they have to provide fall protection, or the fall protection gear may not be worn properly or not hooked up to anything. This makes it one of the most common workplace hazards.

  1. Electrical hazards

People who work directly with electricity, including electricians and engineers, are at risk of injury; these include people who work with electrical equipment. During adverse weather, a person making a fix with power tools outdoors can sustain electrical injury, it therefore makes electricity one of the most dangerous hazards in the workplace. It is especially bad because it can cause death.

  1. Fire

No matter what business you are running, fire will always a workplace hazard; even the fire department is at risk of being on fire. This mostly happens because employees are unaware of where fire extinguishers are placed; also, they may lack knowledge on how to use them

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