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Hazards index

Hazards are anything that can cause harm and every place of work has them. Understanding the hazards at your work can help you manage risks and keep workers safe and healthy.

This information will help you identify the hazards at your work and the steps you can take to reduce or remove risks for yourself and your workers.

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  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Mobile plant

    The operation of powered mobile plant at construction workplaces exposes workers to a range of risks to health and safety.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Cranes

    Cranes and mechanical lifting gear are used to handle excessively heavy loads and, as such, create the potential for serious injury or death.

  • Environment

    Asbestos

    Whether at work or home, exposure to asbestos fibres is very dangerous. Understanding the health and safety requirements for managing and removing asbestos will make your place of work safer for everyone.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Rim wheels

    A number of hazards can occur when servicing tyres on single-piece and multi-piece rim wheels involving handling pressurised systems.

  • Hazardous chemicals; electricity; plant, equipment and vehicle

    High risk work

    Licences are required for workers carrying out certain classes of high risk work.

  • Plant, equipment and vehicle

    Scaffolding

    The erection, alteration, use and dismantling of scaffold exposes workers to the risk of a serious fall or being struck by falling objects, such as scaffold components, tools, or in the event of a collapse, the entire scaffold.

  • Environment; material

    Melioidosis

    Working with soil and surface water, especially after high rainfall, can expose workers to melioidosis.

  • Electricity; environment

    Burns and scalds

    Burns are a serious injury that can be caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation or friction. The severity of burns is measured with four levels.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology is the controlling of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. The small size and some of the unique properties of engineered nanomaterials have raised concerns that there might be implications for human health and safety.

  • Hazardous chemicals; electricity; environment; material; plant, equipment and vehicle

    Hazardous area classification (fire and explosion prevention)

    The purpose of a hazardous area classification (HAC) is to reduce the chance of an explosive/flammable atmosphere contacting an ignition source.

  • Electricity

    Installing smoke alarms

    From 1 January 2017 every Queensland residence must have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms. There is a 10-year phased rollout.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment

    Carbon monoxide in breathing air during air compressor use

    Compressed air can be used to supply clean breathing air to respiratory protective equipment. However, there is a risk that the air supplied by compressors powered by internal combustion engines can be contaminated with harmful gases and substances, including carbon monoxide.