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SAFETY MANAGEMENT GUIDE

Topic:

Hazard Identification and Risk Management

Hazard Table Hazard Types


Any Hazard

Hazard Examples
When determining hazards associated with a particular task, consideration must also be given to the exposure of personnel, the environment and assets external to the work task being undertaken. Contact with moving plant/parts (cutting, shearing, drawing in, entanglement, etc) Contact with sharp objects/edges Contact with moving vehicles/mobile plant Struck by projectiles or ejected items (including struck in the eye by foreign object) Mechanical damage to services, personal protective equipment or other items Fall from height Falling object from height Slips and trips Access/work beneath a suspended load/unstable object Fire/Explosion Ignition of gas/dust in a hazardous area Contact with hot/cold objects/parts Excessively hot/cold environments (including heat stress) Contact with live electrical parts (overhead power line, welding electrode, induced voltage) Exposure to high fault currents (within switchboards, battery banks) Mechanical damage to power leads/fixed electrical wiring Ingress of water into electrical components Release of a stored gas, liquid, solid under pressure Release of spring/tension energy Contact with pressurised agent Inhalation of dusts, gases, fumes, vapours and mists Ingestion of chemicals/substances Absorption of chemicals/substances through the skin Exposure to ionising radiation source (industrial radiography, nondestructive testing) Exposure to non-ionising radiation source (ultraviolet, laser, welding flash, infrared, microwave, radiofrequency) Exposure to algal, bacterial, fungal, viral or parasitic agents (skin contact, ingestion, inhalation) Animal, insect and spider bites/stings Sharps/needle-stick exposure Handling heavy, unstable or awkward objects/loads Repetitious movements Maintaining static or awkward work postures Tool use that requires excessive force Exposure to increased noise (levels that may cause hearing damage/ employee discomfort) Contact with vibrating plant/vehicles Contact with vibrating tools/objects Working for excessive time periods and/or while fatigued Working under the influence of alcohol/drugs or other agents

Kinetic / Mechanical Energy

Gravitational Energy Thermal and/or Explosive Energy Electrical Energy

Pressurised Energy Chemicals / Substances Energy Radiation Energy Biological Hazards Manual Handling / Postural Hazards Noise and/or Vibration Energy Psychological, Mental, Social and Medical Hazards
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SAFETY MANAGEMENT GUIDE

Topic:

Hazard Identification and Risk Management


Hazard Examples
Inadequate lighting Wet/slippery floor/surface Uneven/unstable ground or working surface Weather conditions (including flooding, lightning, wind) Working alone Unfavourable atmospheric conditions (including dusty or oxygen depleted areas) Restricted access or working space Inability to communicate due to noise Inability to swim Air contamination from uncontrolled release of a gas or stored chemical Water contamination (including oil spill, disposal into stormwater or incorrect drain) Ground contamination (including oil, chemical/contaminant spills) Release of a harmful solid, liquid or gas during transport on/off site Bush Fire/Explosion Incorrect waste disposal Import of unauthorised soils, materials, plants or machinery Wildlife control Foreign Object Debris etc

Hazard Types

Work Environment Hazards

Environmental Hazards

Aviation Safety Hazards

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