Physical Hazard

Physical hazards are substances or conditions that may harm a person’s physical safety.  Some examples of physical hazards are fires, electricity, vibration and poor housekeeping.

Physical hazards are the most common type of hazards in the workplace and include unsafe conditions that can cause injury, illness and death.

The most common types of injuries include:

•  tripping

•  slipping

•  falling from height or on a level

•  being struck by a falling object

Did you know ….? 

Slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries at work