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    Health hazards and external effects on workplace health

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    1. Identify health hazards employees may encounter at work. 2. Suggest policies employers can put in place to prevent harm from the possible hazards.

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    1. Identify health hazards employees may encounter at work.

    Example of health hazards at work:

    1. Cemical and mineral related hazards, such as those due to vapours, fumes, gases, mists, liquids such as cleaning solvents;
    2. Communicable/biological hazards, such as : viruses, blood-borne diseases, sharps/needlesticks, bacteria, moulds in health care and other work;
    3. Safety: tripping hazards, traumatic injuries, housekeeping injuries, slips and falls, moving equipment/parts;
    4. Ergonomic design: repetition, posture, force (pushing/pulling), vibration, pressure on the body, work organization ...

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    Identify health hazards employees may encounter at work. 2. Suggest policies employers can put in place to prevent harm from the possible hazards.

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