We often refer to hazards in relation to occupational safety and health using the most commonly used definition being “A HAZARD is a potential source of harm or adverse health effect on a person or persons”. The terms “hazard” and “risk” are often used interchangeably, but they couldn’t be more different. While a hazard is a source of harm, a “risk” is the chance, high or low, that any hazard will actually cause somebody harm.
There are varying levels of hazards and the risk associated with them in all industries, construction and manufacturing alike. At Safety Resources, we understand those varying levels and are able to prioritize our safety efforts accordingly.
All companies must comply with a broad range of compliance regulations and ensure the safety and well-being of their employees. Compliance and safety management has become a time consuming task which requires particular expertise and experience.
Safety Resources, Inc. combines our staff expertise, capabilities and understanding of "the business of safety" to provide your company with practical construction risk management solutions. Our unique capabilities rest upon the collective experience of our safety professionals who have represented construction companies through the changing periods of safety in the workplace.
Biological hazards can include harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, insects, plants, birds, animals and humans. These sources can cause a variety of health effects ranging from skin irritation and allergies to infections, cancer, etc.
Chemical hazards include compounds that can cause illness or injury due to immediate or long-term exposure. Exposure to chemicals in the workplace can cause acute or long-term detrimental health effects.
Physical hazards include foreign objects, and are agents which can cause harm with or without contact. Physical hazards include ergonomic hazards, radiation, heat and cold stress, vibration hazards and noise hazards.
No matter what type of hazards you find yourself exposed to, we, at Safety Resources, have the ability to understand the risks associated with hazards and work with you to implement systems to protect your workforce.
"The entire team at Safety Resources continues to provide us with excellent service and is always expeditious with whatever safety related issue we bring to them. They have assisted us in creating a culture of safety as a priority and provide so many different areas of expertise in their field. We rely on them on a weekly basis to assist our safety director in keeping our safety program, as a whole, on the right track and moving forward."
Jim Hansen, President
Glenmark Construction Co., Inc.