physical hazard


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physical hazard

An agent or activity posing a potential hazard to health.
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In relation to the physical hazard, being the possibility of damage due to exposure to the different forms of energy, it was verified that waste management professionals suffer strong exposure to solar radiation, with intense heat or cold alongside exposure to climatic changes.
The regulation defines a hazardous substance as "any chemical which is a physical hazard or a health hazard and which is listed on the hazardous substance list or special health hazard list".
The report by an industry-government committee recommends allowing tablets and e-readers to remain on at altitudes below 10,000 feet on newer aircraft that are designed to resist electronic interference, but says larger devices such as laptops or DVD players should still be stowed for takeoff and landing so they don't pose a physical hazard, according to people familiar with the matter.
The most prevalent physical hazard consisted of noise, cold temperature, low pressure and non ionizing radiation (Table 3).
Old coal mine sites can be addressed for environmental issues if the program "encounters when doing those physical hazard mitigation--shafts, tunnel openings, structure demolition--under some rather stringent limitations.
Needlestick injuries constitute a recognized physical hazard, but few studies have been conducted to document the magnitude of the problem among SW.
If it is true that eliminating physical hazard controls will increase safety, then we should all remove our seatbelts, place our babies unsecured in the back of pickup trucks and prohibit police officers from using bulletproof vests.
Experiments on various species of filter feeders also found the plastic was readily ingested, leading to the fear that it could present a physical hazard to these creatures by obstructing their feeding mechanisms, and that chemicals from plastic could be directly transferred thus entering the food chain.
A physical hazard is a material condition that increases the chances of a peril occurring, or, in our case, a geophysical, biophysical, atmospheric or hydrological condition.
Because most of these children's parents were unaware of the physical hazard presented by an unsecured television, Dr.
A North East Wales NHS Trust spokeswoman confirmed flowers were banned from certain wards because they are a physical hazard, not due to the threat of infection.
Cardinal's manager Tony LaRussa refuses to put his team on the field arguing that the ball boy and his chair pose a physical hazard to his fielders.