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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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  • Environment

    Housekeeping

    Many slips and trips are the results of poor housekeeping, and this is often a sign of a lack of clear systems and responsibilities for storage, maintenance and cleaning.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Handheld and stand-mounted drills

    Handheld and stand-mounted drills, including impact and rotary hammer drills are used to drill holes in concrete, masonry and other silica-containing materials. This can generate respirable crystalline silica dust. When inhaled over time, the small particles of silica can irreversibly damage the lungs.

  • Hazardous manual tasks

    Sedentary work

    If you’re sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time without taking a break, it’s likely to have an impact on your health.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Dowel drilling rigs for concrete

    Using dowel drilling rigs, also known as gang drills, to drill holes in concrete can generate respirable crystalline silica dust. When inhaled, the small particles of silica can irreversibly damage the lungs.

  • Electricity

    Electrical product recalls

    If an electrical product is shown to be unsafe and likely to cause injury or damage property, it should be recalled as soon as possible.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Healthy workers survey request

    Healthy Workers survey request form

  • Electricity

    Electric vehicle guidance

    Electric vehicles include battery-powered electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and diesel-electric vehicles.

  • Hazardous chemicals

    Managing incompatible goods

    Some goods should not be stored in certain ways or near other chemicals.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Small drivable milling machines (less than half lane)

    Using small drivable milling machines (less than half lane) on asphalt pavement, concrete and other silica- containing materials can generate respirable crystalline silica dust. When inhaled, the small particles of silica can irreversibly damage the lungs.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Walk-behind milling machines and floor grinders

    Using walk-behind milling machines or floor grinders on concrete or other silica-containing materials can generate respirable crystalline silica dust. When inhaled, the small particles of silica can irreversibly damage the lungs.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Alcohol and other drugs

    Alcohol and other drugs can affect a person’s health and ability to work safely.

  • Hazardous chemicals; environment; material

    Large drivable milling machines (half lane and larger)

    Using large drivable milling machines (half lane and larger) on asphalt pavement, concrete, and other silica-containing materials can generate respirable crystalline silica dust. When inhaled, the small particles of silica can irreversibly damage the lungs.