A hazard is any source of potential damage, harm or adverse health effects on something or someone. To minimize a hazard which is the goal of all workplaces the first step is to correctly identify them.
Hazard identification is part of the process used to evaluate any particular situation, item, thing, that may have the potential to cause harm to an individual or organization.
Driver safety covers not just what to do in a car but also how to behave around in and around all manner of transportation. Each state and territory of Australia have individual work place safety laws regarding driver safety though there are common themes.
Chemicals pose a hazard in many work places even in ones that don’t produce or transport chemicals as a primary role. These hazards can range from toxic chemical transportation all the way to the toilet cleaner in the staff bathroom. If not used, stored and accounted for properly chemicals can pose a great risk. Onsite Materials safety data sheets (MDS) is a list of chemical and materials onsite that may pose a hazardous risk. These are reviewed on a regular basis of at least every 5 years to ensure that all appropriate methods of reducing risk are met.
Many fires can be attributed to malfunctions in electrical equipment through component failure. The following can cause component failure, Defective components or manufacture, Overworking, Inappropriate use, Inadequate ventilation and overheating, Ageing, Lack of maintenance or neglect, Mistreatment or damage