Categories‎ > ‎Risk Assessment‎ > ‎

Hazard Identification

The list below details a number of hazards that may be present in an office environment. This is not an exhaustive list but only a starting point to help risk assessors for the purpose of risk assessment.
Types of Hazard

CHEMICALS

BIOLOGICAL

PHYSICAL

ERGONOMIC

PSYCHO-SOCIAL


A
  • Acoustic shock
  • Arson
  • Asbestos
B
  • Bio hazards
  • BIOLOGICAL
  • Bombs
  • Break-in
  • Building fabric
  • Building materials
  • Building plant and equipment
C
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Carcinogens
  • Carrying
  • Changes in level
  • CHEMICALS
  • Cold surfaces
  • Computers
  • Confined spaces
  • Construction work
  • Contaminated floors
  • Cooking fats or oils
  • Corrosive chemicals
  • Cross contamination
D
  • Data loss
  • Data theft
  • Display screen equipment
  • Distracting reflections
  • Driving
  • Drowning
  • Dust
E
  • Electricity
  • ERGONOMIC
  • Explosion
F
  • Falls
  • Falling or flying objects
  • Fire
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flood
  • Fragile roofs
  • Freezing Metals or Vapors
  • Fumes
G
  • Gas leak
  • Gasses
  • Glare
H
  • Harmful substances
  • Handling
  • Hand tools
  • Heat
  • High temperature
  • High voltage
  • Hot work
  • Hot surfaces
  • Hot liquids
  • Housekeeping
  • Hygiene
I
  • Icy conditions
  • Infection control
  • Infestation (rodents and pests)
K
  • Kitchens
L
  • Ladders
  • Legionnaires disease
  • Lifting
  • Lifts and hoists
  • Lighting
  • Lightning
  • Low temperature
M
  • Mechanical and electrical systems
  • Manual handling
  • Moving vehicles
N
  • Noise
  • Natural disaster
  • Needle stick injuries
O
  • Operating machinery
  • Overloaded sockets and circuits
  • Overhead cables
P
  • PSYCHO-SOCIAL
  • PHYSICAL
  • Physical abuse
  • Poisoning
  • Poisons
  • Portable appliances
  • Posture
  • Power failure
  • Power tools
  • Pressure systems
Q

R
  • Radiation
  • Repetitive tasks
S
  • Severe and adverse weather conditions
  • Sharps
  • Slips
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Spillages
  • Smoke
  • Snow
  • Steam
  • Storage tanks
  • Stress
  • Suspect packages
T
  • Terrorist attack
  • Trapping from moving parts
  • Trips
  • Theft
U
  • Underground cables
  • Uneven ground
V
  • Vehicles
  • Verbal abuse
  • Vibrations
  • Violence
W
  • Wet floors
  • Workstation
  • Work environment
  • Work equipment
  • Working at height

X

Y

Z



Tags
Safety Hazards, Safety Issues, Workplace Hazards