Common WHS Hazards
Hazard reporting, incident reporting, and risk management are important in maintaining a healthy and safe work environment.
To manage these properly, you need to be cautious and aware of the different types of hazards in the workplace.
1. Chemical hazards
There are different types of chemical hazards in workplaces that can result in various injuries or health defects.
Sometimes injuries occur from being exposed to toxic fumes or dangerous chemicals.
Whether it is a near miss or an injury, all incidents need to be recorded. Our Skytrust App enables employees to report incidents – even when there is no internet connection – in real-time.
2. Physical hazards
Physical hazards are environmental factors that can harm an employee, including heights, noise, radiation, pressure, confined spaces, and extreme temperatures.
An ergonomic hazard is a type of physical hazard that may result in musculoskeletal injuries. These hazards can be found in every industry and, if not managed correctly, can have significant long and short term impacts on your employees’ health and wellbeing.
An example of an ergonomic hazard is your posture when using your computer every day. These effects over time can cause long-term damage and pain, or conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
3. Psychological hazards
Psychological hazards are hazards that can have an adverse effect on an employee’s mental health and wellbeing.
These include working long hours with a heavy workload, bullying and harassment, workplace aggression, or abuse.
You can report incidents like bullying and harassment through Skytrust. Confidentiality on our platform is a high priority, which is why we can enable limited access to incidents like these to dedicated personnel.
Psychological incidents can exist in many forms. Skytrust enables you to manage these threats through a dedicated risk register which then helps you to establish and implement controls to prevent these risks from reoccurring.