General Induction Training
TYPES OF HAZARDS
Remember, a hazard is anything with the potential to cause damage to people, the environment, property, plant or equipment.
ALL WORKERS ARE OBLIGED TO REPORT HAZARDS TO THEIR SUPERVISOR or PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE WORKPLACE
Types of hazards that may be encountered on job sites include:
Occupational Noise – Some job sites require Hearing Protection .Do not enter unless wearing appropriate hearing protection.
Hazardous Chemicals – many job site activities involve use of chemicals which can be harmful to health. Do not enter any work area without authorisation of person in control. It is important that the requirements set out in an MSDS are strictly followed by all personnel at all times. For every hazardous substance in the workplace there must be an accompanying MSDS which must be accessible to everybody and should be located near where the substance is being used or stored. A MSDS register must be developed and constantly be updated.
Traffic Hazards – Roads utilised by range of vehicles from cars to heavy vehicles. Maintain situational awareness at all times. Pedestrians use footpaths and crossings where possible. Drivers observe speed limits and parking restrictions. Beware of areas where forklifts are operating and observe pedestrian markings.