Hazards are the cause of job-related symptoms, injuries, diseases, illnesses and deaths. This poster organizes workplace hazards into coloured categories and highlights the hazard types with icons. This is the second step* in a process to identify hazards and brainstorm ways to prevent or reduce them. Health and safety inspections should cover each of these categories.
There are five health categories: chemical, physical (related to energy), biological, ergonomic design and work organisation/stressors. Only one is about safety. (That’s why it’s important to talk about safety and health.) The second page describes each hazard type.
Available in English, Spanish and Thai.
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This poster was produced by the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Migrant Agricultural Workers Program. It was done as part of the KAIROS Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19 project, funded by Economic and Social Development Canada (ESDC).