Lab Safety / Lab Safety Management Certificate

Physical Hazards

Physical hazards include the risks from electrical, mechanical, noise, temperature, vibration, ergonomics, and slips, trips, and falls. Many of these hazard types don’t get sufficient attention—they’re invisible, hidden in equipment, or rare. However, they are critical and can be both a frequent and devastating source of harm.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain why physical hazards are often overlooked,
  • Describe six types of physical hazards, excluding the most recognized hazards in labs (biological, chemical, and radiation),
  • Determine how to control physical hazards effectively using the hierarchy of hazard controls,
  • Assess how to prevent incidents and injuries involving lesser-known hazards in lab settings,
  • Make the case for cross-training as an effective strategy to prevent ergonomic musculoskeletal disorders.
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Course content

    • Introduction
    • Physical hazards, Controls, and the People
    • Hazard Categories
    • Quiz