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Management Of Physical Hazard

Physical health hazards are hazards due to a physical agent (energy), such as noise and vibration, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, extreme temperatures and pressures.

An examples of physical Health hazards:

  • Noise from compressors, pumps and air fans
  • Hand-arm vibration from powered tools
  • Whole-body vibration while operating moving machinery
  • Ionizing radiation (α, β, γ, X-ray, η) from radiation sources (level gauges; non-destructive testing) and Non-Ionizing Radiation (UV, VL, IR, RF, EMF)
  • Heat stress or cold stress from working in extreme climates
  • Hyperbaric or hypobaric pressure​