Identify construction hazards

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INTRODUCTION to identify construction hazards

If you want to make a workplace safe, you need to know how to identify hazards. The identification of hazards fits into the overall safety management program as one method of reducing the risk of injury and equipment damage. There are many types of hazards in and around the workplace. Some are fixed, others are obvious and many are hidden and developing. We need to identify all types of hazards and take the appropriate steps to reduce the risk or, if possible, to eliminate the hazard.

LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this talk you will understand:

• hazard and risk;

• types of hazards;

• categories of hazards;

• risk assessment; and

• the best way to deal with hazards.

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