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Workers who are constantly exposed to heat, either from flames or steam, are at risk from burns. Some burns can be serious and even life-threatening...

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Compressed air systems have the potential to cause serious and permanent injuries if used incorrectly or abused......

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[image] contact dermatitis

Constant exposure to chemicals, along with frequent exposure to wet work is the main cause of contact dermatitis...

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Knives, graters and other sharp tools need to be used with care and as instructed to prevent cuts and skin punctures....

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Many industries rely on workers being physically and mentally alert. Fatigue, whether mental or physical, reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively...

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Flammable liquids give off vapours which can be highly volatile...

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Vapour, gas and other fumes can be toxic and put workers and the public at risk...

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Many businesses uses portable gas cylinders because they are convenient and efficient, but you still need to ensure gas appliances and installations are safe...

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Germs and infection, such as mumps, chicken pox, or the flu, can be spread through the air when infected people cough, sneeze or speak...

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Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy loads can put workers at risk of serious injury...

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Lone workers - particularly those working late night shifts - maybe at increased risk of confrontation or even violence...

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Ongoing noise from tools and machinery can put workers at risk of permanent hearing damage...

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Good hygiene practices will help protect your workers' exposure to germs and infection...

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When someone falls as a result of a slip or trip, the injury can range from minor bruises and scrapes to serious injuries such as broken bones or head trauma...

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People working with chemicals and other hazardous substances can be harmed either through direct contact with the chemicals or through inhalation...

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Moving vehicles and machinery are risky – a good traffic management plan keeps everyone safer...

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Repeated exposure to the vibrations caused by hand and power tools can cause permanent injuries to blood vessels, nerves and joints...

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Falls from ladders frequently cause serious injuries. If you need to work at height consider whether a ladder is right for the job you’re doing...

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Many factors can contribute to work-related stress and fatigue, such as long hours, a heavy workload and conflicts with customers or co-workers...

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Workers who sit at a desk all day or spend long periods standing, are prone to strains and other injuries including back neck and shoulder pain...

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