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You must look for these seven workplace hazards when you do a risk assessment
1. Structural hazards
The condition of a physical structure or building where your employees do their work can be a structural hazard. For example, if there are cracks in the walls of your office building or store, it's a structural hazard.
2. Microenvironment hazards
The immediate working environment or microenvironment can impact your employees and this is a microenvironment hazard.
3. People hazards
Your employees' behavior can cause hazards. Because of this, they're the most difficult type of hazard to manage.
4. Material hazards
Your employees use different materials, such as wood, metal, chemicals or glass during their work activities. All of these have different characteristics and, therefore, pose different hazards to look for.
5. Equipment hazards
The equipment your employees use in their tasks also have their own related risks. These can differ depending on the age and condition of the machinery too.
But here's the thing: When you combine some of these hazards, new hazards can crop up…
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Two hazards that come from combining other hazards
6. Process hazards
When you combine the hazards of materials, equipment and people in the process of an activity you get new process driven hazards.
7. Macroenvironment hazards
Your work processes can affect the macroenvironment and cause problems such as water, air and ground pollution.
There you have it: When doing a risk assessment, you must look for these seven types of hazards and risks for effective safety management.