Work-related hazards

Work-related hazards can be: (i) physical (e.g., radiation, temperature extremes, constant loud noise, spills on floors or tripping hazards, unguarded machinery, faulty electrical equipment); (ii) ergonomic (e.g., improperly adjusted workstations and chairs, awkward movements, vibration); (iii) chemical (e.g., exposure to carcinogens, mutagens, reprotoxic substances, (iv) solvents, carbon monoxide, or pesticides); (v) biological (e.g., exposure to blood and bodily fluids, fungi, bacteria, viruses, or insect bites); (vi) psychosocial (e.g., verbal abuse, harassment, bullying); (vii) related to work-organisation (e.g., excessive workload demands, shift work, long hours, night work, workplace violence).

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