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Safe Work Method Statement
What Are The Kinds Of Hazards In A Safe Work
Yesterday, we have learned that a lot of people are
confused with the terms "risks" and "hazards" which is
why they use them interchangeably. Also, we
understood that these two are not the same so it
wouldn't be right to use the term "risk" if you meant to
say "hazard" or vice versa. But in this short post, we're
going to discuss about the types of workplace hazards
that must be specified in safe work method statements
whatever the type of high-risk jobs that the workers are
There are actually six classifications of hazards
in a safe work method statement. If you don't
know how to classify them, it will be difficult for
you to create an efficient work method
statement. The different types of hazards will be
When we talk about biological hazards, it means
that they're caused by living things or living
humans, plants, animals, birds, insects, bacteria,
They'll always be present in any type of workplace--
whether it's a construction site, a demolition site, and
so on thus, when writing such document, you need to
specify what living organisms which are capable of
causing hazards to the workers are present in the site.
This is for them to be vigilant about these organisms.
These are often found in laboratories and other areas
where the workers are required to use chemicals. Not
all of the chemicals used can cause hazards to the
workers' health and sometimes, it just depends on the
toxic and chemical properties of the chemical. In
preparing a work method statement for workers who
are exposed with harmful chemicals, you need to
specifically state the kind of chemical used and what
their adverse effects will be.
Ergonomic hazards are hazards which are
caused by improper set up or arrangement of
the work environment. These hazards can be
eliminated by ensuring that the workplace is in
order. This ensures the safety in the workplace.
Otherwise, these hazards need to be specifically
written in the safe work method statement as
well as their adverse effects.
Physical hazards actually refer to the hazards
that are caused by the equipment and the tools
that are used by the workers. If the tools and
equipment are not used properly, it may lead to
accidents as well as other undesirable events.
These hazards can be reduced if they use the
tools and equipment properly and if they are
specified on the document.
These are caused by people in the workplace and by
the work itself. These hazards include
stress, violence, etc.
Not being careful is often the cause of these hazards.
One needs to be extra careful to avoid them or the
document must state what will be the adverse effects if
they aren't cautious.
These are the different types of hazards that are present
in the work environment. Companies should know all
these things so they will be able to create an effective
Safe Work Method Statement. For you to know more
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