3.2: Describe at least 10 risks for company’s operations in accordance with the AS/NZS 4801(one page).
Falls from heights – These usually happen when guardrails, harnesses and safety netsystems are not in place.
Musculoskeletal disorders – In construction these may manifest after repetitive straininjuries, cumulative trauma disorders, segmental vibration (hand-arm vibration) or others.This accounts for 1/3 of all reported serious workplace injuries
Exposure to hazardous chemicals – These are commonly caused by wrongful or erroneous communication of the hazards the chemicals in the area can cause
Occupational lung disease – These may be caused by insufficient oxygen conditions,harmful dusts, smokes, mists, fogs, vapors and sprays.
Unexpected start-up of machinery or equipment – These occur when equipment or machinery have not been properly locked out or tagged out, causing injury to theemployee.
Electrocution – This happens when the human body comes in contact with a bareconductor and electricity flows through the body.
Occupational hearing loss – These may be caused by explosions and thermal injuries(such as slag burns sustained when a piece of welder’s slag penetrates the eardrum, or continuous exposure to noise in excess of 85 decibels.
Power tool accidents – These involve the potential hazards presented by the equipment’smoving parts involving rotary movements (power saw), nip points (blades or staples), or tool projections (electric drills)
Excavation Accidents –
Motor Vehicle Accidents – These major safety hazards risk the health and safety of theworker as well as that of the equipment, both of which are considered vital andeconomically essential to construction