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Hazard Categories

Hazard Categories

Hazard categories are a Master File used to categorise risks/hazards identified in the “Hazards” module.

For more information on adding a hazard, click here.

For more information on editing a Master File, click here.

Biological factors

These include viruses, bacteria, insects, animals, plants, birds, etc., that can cause adverse health impacts.

E.g. sewage, mould, dust, bodily fluids, harmful plants, etc.

Chemical factors

These are hazardous substance related, e.g. skin irritation, blindness, explosions, corrosion, lung damage, etc.

Ergonomic factors

These are a result of physical factors, that can result in musculoskeletal problems.

E.g. repetitive movements, manual handling, poor posture, poor design of equipment or workstations, etc.

Physical factors

These come from the environment of work.

E.g. noise, vibration, heights, temperatures, radiation, light, ventilation, weather conditions, confined space, etc.

Psychological factors

These can have a harmful effect on an employee’s mental health or wellbeing.

E.g. sexual harassment, stress, high intensity/pace environment, workload, drugs, alcohol, workplace violence, etc.

If you have further questions or require training, please contact Hasmate.