Specific Hazards

Other Safety Hazards

Safety Hazards include but are not limited to:

    1. Burns and Scalds
    2. Burn and Scald Prevention
    3. Chemical Safety
    4. Confined Spaces
    5. Confined Spaces in the Hospitality Industry
    6. CO2 Gas Cylinders
    7. Deep Fryer Safety
    8. Dermatitis
    9. Equipment Safety
    10. Ergonomics In Hospitality
    11. Exhaust Cleaning 
    12. Fire and Explosive
    13. Hand Washing
    14. Hearing and Noise
    15. Hearing Conservation and Noise Control Guideline
    16. Knife Safety
    17. Ladder Safety
    18. Lock Out/Tag Out
    19. Manual lifting
    20. Noise
    21. Pressurized Gas
    22. Safe guarding of machinery
    23. Safe Lifting
    24. Slip and Fall Prevention
    25. Tasks involving repetitive movement (MSI Injuries)
    26. Thermal stress (hot or cold environments)
    27. Working alone
    28. Working at Heights - Fall Protection Guidelines
    29. Young Workers

Health and safety hazards are not always obvious. It is important to learn to recognize potential hazards, document them, and eliminate them as soon as possible.

The process for hazard recognition involves the following:

  1. Identifying all potential hazards in and on the property of the workplace
  2. Identifying the potential for adverse effects which may result for leaving these hazards uncorrected.
  3. Determining the likelihood of people being harmed or affected by exposure to these hazards.

To view a sample Hazard Identification and Control Assessment Form;

Click Here for Part 1,

Click Here for Part 2.

There are situations in which a detailed job hazard analysis (JHA) may be required – for example where the potential exists for serious or multiple injuries or catastrophic illness.

Conducting a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

Compressed Gases (CCOHS)

Guidelines for being safe when working with compressed gas, including required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and recommended procedures.

CSA Z432-04, Safeguarding of Machinery

Fall Protection Guideline

This guideline provides practical help in developing and maintaining safe systems of work, including safe work procedures for workers working at elevated levels.

Guide to Writing an Occupational Health and Safety Policy Statement (CCOHS)

Step-by-step instructions for employers looking to create an OHS policy statement.

Guideline for Thermal Stress

Guidelines for dealing with both hot and cold environments. Topics include definitions, factors contributing to risk, acclimitization, exposure limits, warm-up periods, and more.

Manual Materials Handling

A brief, two-page bulletin describing the hazards of manual materials handling and the proper safe procedures to help avoid injury.

Respirator Care (CCOHS)

A handbook for workers who require respirators to complete their tasks, including cleaning tips and other personal care guidelines.

Respirator Selection (CCOHS)

A resource designed to help workers select the proper respirator for their task.

Guideline for Preventing MSI Injuries

Guideline for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries. Topics include assessing the risk, conducting a job hazard analysis, control measures, and training.