Physical Hazard


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Physical Hazard

A danger to the integrity of a person or property. For example, a driver carries the physical hazard that he may crash his car. Likewise, a retail business has the physical hazard that it may be robbed. Insurance protects against many types of physical hazards.
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The regulation defines a hazardous substance as "any chemical which is a physical hazard or a health hazard and which is listed on the hazardous substance list or special health hazard list".
Flammability/ NFPA divides A broad range of Physical flammability and physical hazard classes Hazards on instability hazards into are listed on the label Label two separate numbers on including explosives, the label.
The report by an industry-government committee recommends allowing tablets and e-readers to remain on at altitudes below 10,000 feet on newer aircraft that are designed to resist electronic interference, but says larger devices such as laptops or DVD players should still be stowed for takeoff and landing so they don't pose a physical hazard, according to people familiar with the matter.
Old coal mine sites can be addressed for environmental issues if the program "encounters when doing those physical hazard mitigation--shafts, tunnel openings, structure demolition--under some rather stringent limitations.
Experiments on various species of filter feeders also found the plastic was readily ingested, leading to the fear that it could present a physical hazard to these creatures by obstructing their feeding mechanisms, and that chemicals from plastic could be directly transferred thus entering the food chain.
A North East Wales NHS Trust spokeswoman confirmed flowers were banned from certain wards because they are a physical hazard, not due to the threat of infection.
Actions to manage the urban environment may be viewed as 1) a safety net that reduces vulnerability to hazards, 2) a source of increased or altered vulnerability, or 3) a force that modifies the physical hazard.
GHS compliance--ERM physical hazard classifications is fully aligned with the Global Harmonization Standard (GHS) classification of chemical hazards - a standard now being rolled out in Europe and Asia, and recently adopted by OSHA for hazard communication in U.
Tenders are invited for Geologic and Physical Hazard Mapping.
If it is true that eliminating physical hazard controls will increase safety, then we should all remove our seatbelts, place our babies unsecured in the back of pickup trucks and prohibit police officers from using bulletproof vests.
Extraneous foreign material in food products is undeniably a physical hazard that must be mitigated by processors and food service establishments.
The following optional statement may be added for this category: "This physical hazard is a public health hazard.