Hazard Workplace

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by rapidsphare, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Hi Friends,

    A hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm. The risk is the likelihood that someone could be harmed by that hazard together with an indication of how serious the harm could be. The first stage of a risk assessment is to look for hazards. A hazard can be something easily seen, such as a trailing cable, a worn carpet or exposed wiring. Or it can be something less obvious - a slippery surface, for example.

    It can be something general, such as poor lighting. Or it can be something specific to your business, such as the particular hazardous substances you use. A hazard can be something directly affecting your employees, such as exposure to bacteria - or something affecting the environment in general, such as your waste materials.

  2. No shit, Sherlock.
    I once stubbed my toe real bad because I wasn't wearing steel cap boots, an acquaintance had his head crushed by improperly secured bulk pipe, (dead), another broke his neck felling a tree limb in his backyard, also dead.

    It's true, hazards are everywhere. But why is this your first post?