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

•  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