Environmental Health & Safety

Physical Hazards

Physical hazards, as defined by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, are activities or objects that may impact your physical safety in a negative way.

Common examples of physical hazards include:

  • Temperature
  • Indoor air quality
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Lighting quality
  • Obstructions
  • Sharp edges

The Government of Alberta regulates physical hazards through prescribed legislation under the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation, and Code.


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