Types of hazards in the workplace

workplace hazards

There are many different types of hazards that can be present in the workplace, including:

  • Physical hazards, such as machinery or equipment that can cause injury or harm
  • Chemical hazards, such as exposure to hazardous substances or materials
  • Biological hazards, such as exposure to infectious diseases or biological agents
  • Ergonomic hazards, such as poor ergonomics, heavy lifting, or repetitive motions
  • Psychosocial hazards, such as workplace violence, bullying, or stress

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