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2 3 Physical hazards include:  Heat  Cold  Noise  Radiation  Electricity  Vibration  High Pressure 4.

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4 Physical hazards include:  Heat  Cold  Noise  Radiation  Electricity  Vibration  High Pressure 4

5 Being exposed to excessive heat can cause:  Heat rash  Heat cramps  Heat exhaustion  Heat stroke 5

6 Heat hazards can be controlled through:  Ventilation and air conditioning  Scheduling  Job rotation  Breaks  Drink fluids  Getting used to heat gradually  Personal protective equipment 6

7 Being exposed to cold can cause:  Frostbite  Hypothermia  Trench foot  Eye injuries 7

8 The following steps can protect workers from the cold:  Give workers frequent rest periods in a warm area  Provide clothing designed to keep cold out  Workers should wear layers of vented clothing  Build barriers around the work site to block wind  Supply workers with warm beverages  Keep vehicles in good running order 8

9 Being exposed to excessive noise can cause:  Temporary hearing loss  Permanent hearing loss  Stress  Fatigue  Nervousness  Increased blood pressure 9

10 You can protect workers from noise hazards by:  Using machinery/equipment that makes less noise  Enclose machines/equipment to reduce noise  Rotating jobs reducing time exposed to noise  Move workers away from noise  Keep equipment in good working order 10

11 Main health effects from exposure to radiation include:  Cancer  Infertility  Birth defects  Radiation sickness 11

12 12 Workers should be aware of radiation hazards through:  Labelling and warning signs  Monitors that measure radiation being emitted  Radiation badges worn to measure employee’s exposure Also preventative controls should include:  Properly shield and maintain equipment  Move workers away from sources of radiation  Wear glasses with UVR filter lenses  Cover skin

13 Electricity can kill. Safety measures include:  Having qualified workers install electrical systems  Using proper electrical outlets  Not allowing electrical cords to contact water  Repair or replace worn power cords or extension leads  Using ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI)  Properly grounding electrical machinery/equipment  Keeping a safe distance from overhead power lines  Locating underground utility wires before digging  Finding shelter when there is lightning 13

14 Many hand tools can cause ‘Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome’ (HAVS) Symptoms include:  Numbness  Pain  Blanching of the fingers  Loss of finger dexterity  Discomfort and pain in upper limbs 14

15 Many workplaces contain high pressure hazards. High pressure hazards include:  Injuries caused by sudden changes in pressure  Injuries caused by ruptured containers  Explosions High pressure injuries include:  Rupture of the tissue  Injection injuries  Severe eye injuries  Materials can be toxic 15

16 High pressure controls include:  Training in using high pressure tools  Training in maintenance of high pressure vessels  Avoid pressure build up in containers  Do not expose high pressure containers to a heat source  Maintain equipment in the highest possible condition  Do not blow compressed air directly at the body  Install pressure relief valves where possible  Secure all high pressure gas cylinders  Certification of workers 16

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