OHS and the Types of Hazards

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OHS and the Types of Hazards

  1. 1. Occupational Safety and Health is a planned system of working to prevent illness and injury where you work by recognizing and identifying hazards and risks.
  2. 2. HAZARD is a situation in the workplace that has the potential to harm the health and safety of people or to damage plant and equipment  anything that could hurt you or someone else.
  3. 3. Three steps to manage health and safety at work: 1. Spot the Hazard (Hazard Identification) 2. Assess the Risk (Risk Assessment) 3. Make the Changes (Risk Control)
  4. 4. Common hazards encountered by computer technicians and users Physical Hazards Mechanical Hazards Chemical Hazards Electric Shock Hazard
  5. 5. PHYSICAL HAZARDS -are conditions or situations that can cause the body physical harm or intense stress. -can be both natural and human made elements
  6. 6. MECHANICAL HAZARDS -a harmful or danger posing situation that involves machines mostly in a working environment
  7. 7. MECHANICAL HAZARDS -these hazards are common in work industries like, mining, manufacturing, agriculture and construction.
  8. 8. CHEMICAL HAZARDS -Exist in the form of gases, dust, corrosives, vapor and liquids. These chemicals can become dangerous to persons, when inhaled or absorbed through the skin. -Can cause breathing problems, skin irritation or burns. To protect workers from chemical hazards, employers need to supply their employees with protective clothing.
  9. 9. ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARDS - occur upon contact of a (human) body part with any source of electricity that causes a sufficient current through the skin, muscles, or hair
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