Environmental Hazards

Environmental hazards are conditions or events that have the potential to affect the environment and adversely affect people’s health.  These hazards come in various forms and are often unnoticed until an accident occurs.

Environmental hazards include:

  • noise
  • poor lighting
  • unreasonable temperatures
  • dust

Understanding the various environmental hazards and taking precautions can help prevent accidents.

Balancing the work activity and work rate with the temperature, humidity, air movement, clothing, food and drink intake, body build and psychosocial factors is important for workers’ efficiency, comfort and safety.