Ch 16: Workplace Hazards & Protective Equipment

About This Chapter

This chapter is designed to improve your basic understanding of workplace hazards and protective equipment. Review these lessons if you need to study for an upcoming class or certification exam, or if you want to improve your workplace safety knowledge for your job.

Workplace Hazards & Protective Equipment - Chapter Summary

Consult this chapter's lessons to review protective workplace equipment and hazards. After describing the different types of hazards, our expert instructors will show you a variety of techniques and methods that help organizations mitigate and manage work hazards. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify physical, mechanical, ecological, thermal and radiation hazards
  • Tell how organizations mitigate unique workplace hazards
  • Assess techniques for chemical process safety management
  • Describe safe chemical storage, use and disposal methods
  • Interpret SDS/OSHA chemical and supply labels
  • Evaluate the types and uses of personal protective equipment

These short lessons simplify workplace hazard concepts, and our instructors use a straightforward and engaging teaching style. Be sure to take the chapter's self-assessment quizzes to reinforce your understanding of the material. The chapter's online format makes it possible to study these concepts any time and place that's convenient for you.

13 Lessons in Chapter 16: Workplace Hazards & Protective Equipment
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Common Workplace Hazards: Types & Examples

1. Common Workplace Hazards: Types & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about some common workplace hazards that are frequently encountered on a construction site. You will also learn about OSHA's Focus Four construction hazards.

Unique Workplace Hazards: Types, Effects & Mitigation

2. Unique Workplace Hazards: Types, Effects & Mitigation

This lesson is going to go over a few examples of unique workplace hazards. You'll learn about their potential effects as well as possible mitigation strategies that can help avoid those effects.

Confined Spaces in the Workplace: Definition & Related Hazards

3. Confined Spaces in the Workplace: Definition & Related Hazards

Confined spaces present unique challenges and hazards in the workplace. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the OSHA definition of confined spaces and some of the risks involved in these types of conditions.

Falling Hazards in the Workplace: Protection & OSHA Standards

4. Falling Hazards in the Workplace: Protection & OSHA Standards

This lesson will discuss the OSHA standards related to fall hazards in the workplace. Learn how these hazards can be reduced or eliminated by taking the proper precautions.

OSHA Standards for Machine Guarding

5. OSHA Standards for Machine Guarding

This lesson will discuss the hazards that moving machine parts pose to workers, identify OSHA machine guarding standards, and describe how to implement standards to improve worker safety. The proper procedures for implementing a lockout-tagout safety program is also discussed.

Materials Handling for Safety Professionals

6. Materials Handling for Safety Professionals

What are the safety measures for manual lifts? This lesson will review the NIOSH lift equation as well as the safety measures for equipment lifts when using forklifts, hand trucks, cranes hoists, rigging, personnel lifts, and drones.

Foreign Material Exclusion (FME) & Foreign Object Damage (FOD)

7. Foreign Material Exclusion (FME) & Foreign Object Damage (FOD)

This lesson will define and discuss foreign object damage (FOD) and how it relates to foreign material exclusion (FME) programs. The lesson also covers basic principles of FME programs and their role in minimizing hazards.

Chemical Process Safety Management: Definition, Techniques & Example

8. Chemical Process Safety Management: Definition, Techniques & Example

Learn about techniques and methods used in chemical process safety management in this lesson. We will discuss pressure relief valves, chemical compatibility, management of change, materials of construction, and process flow diagrams.

Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

9. Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

Safety Data Sheets are an important component of safe lab work. In this lesson, we'll dissect an SDS to better understand its various components and see how they help keep you and everyone else safe in any lab setting.

Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

10. Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

An important part of lab safety involves the correct usage, storage, and disposal of chemicals. Lab safety is everyone's responsibility, so it's important that you know the proper procedures and protocols for using chemicals in the lab.

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals

11. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals

In this lesson, learn about how the GHS system is used in classifying chemical hazards and communicating these hazards to employees in the workplace. We'll also cover OSHA's revisions to their own standards.

Personal Protective Equipment for Construction

12. Personal Protective Equipment for Construction

After reading this article, you will be able to identify personal protective equipment or PPE that is specific to the construction industry, such as: hard hats, safety glasses, harnesses and safety boots. We will also identify the OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) standards that explain why these PPEs are essential to the construction industry.

Types of Personal Protective Equipment

13. Types of Personal Protective Equipment

In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of personal protective equipment and how they are used to prevent sickness from spreading from person to person.

Chapter Practice Exam
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