No matter the size or type of the business,Procedures for safety in the workplace are a necessity for all staff.

Safety measure protect employees as well as equipment and business property.

     What are common workplace hazards?

A hazard is any surce of potential damage harm or adverse health effects on something or someone under certain conditions at work.

Common workplace hazards 

Safety hazards-slips,trips and falls, faulty equipment

Ergonomic Hazards-repetition, lifting, awkward postures

Biological Hazards-mold, communicable disease,etc.

Chemical Hazards-leaning products,pesticides, asbestos.

    Identifying hazards and eliminating them helps prevent injuries

Hierachy of Hazard Mitigation

Hazard Elimination

Hazard Substitution

Engineering Controls

Admnistrative Controls

    Hazard Elimination is the most effective and involves safety and fully removing the hazard. l.e. removing ladders and only using them as needed. 

Hazard Substitution involves replacing something that produces a hazard(similar to elimination) with something that does not produce a hazard.

Engineering Cotrols involves engineering a solution to prevent damage from a hazard.l.e. the business may invest in building a raised platform to prevent falls.

Administrative Controls involves developing procedures andd processes to prevent people's exposure to the hazards.

Personal portective equipment(PPE)is equipment such as safety glasses, clothing and helmets designed to protect a gainst injury.

Be sure to talk to your supervisor about proper safety equipment and potential hazards. Safety comes first!