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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Biological hazard 36% Accident hazard 27% Chemical hazard 14% Ergonomic hazard 9% Physical hazard 9% Psychosocial hazard 5% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Based on the survey of 13 industrial establishments, the most prevalent physical hazards consisted of noise, cold temperature, low pressure and non ionizing radiation.
In this context, climate change, with its climate and weather manifestations, can be described as a physical hazard, in that it creates a set of conditions, such as more frequent extreme weather events or more frequent dry periods, which in turn increase the likelihood of such perils occurring.
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
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.
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.
A chemical may be a physical hazard if it is combustible, flammable, pyrophoric, chemically unstable, water reactive, explosive, a compressed gas, an organic peroxide or other oxidizer.
The "FSMS evaluation involves an evaluation of the microbiological, chemical and physical hazards of the product and its packaging.
a company out of Folsom, California, that trains military and civilian first responders across the country on safe measures and procedures in dealing with chemical and physical hazards.
3 slaughter houses work on the basis of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points or HACCP, a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, and designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level.