Exposure

Exposure hazards relate to hazards that you may not be able to touch but still need to be controlled in the workplace. Examples include hazards that come from fine particulates like asbestos or infectious diseases, chemicals and noise. 

Air Quality
Air Quality  and the VTHC Air Quality Standard Also on this page - Asthma On January 30, 2020, as a result of severe bushfires in...
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Asbestos
Banned but not gone: The import and new use of asbestos and asbestos containing materials is now banned in Australia. Unfortunately, many of our homes,...
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Biological Hazards
Biological agents are found in many sectors of employment. They are rarely visible and so workers are not always able to appreciate the risks they...
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Chemicals
Workplaces are full of chemicals and chemical substances.  Some chemicals are 'hazardous' others are 'dangerous'.  There is specific legislation covering both 'hazardous substances' and 'dangerous...
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Common Hazardous Substances in the Workplace
There are various hazardous substances that can be found in workplaces. Have a look at this list of common hazardous substances below.
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Infectious Diseases
Many workers are at risk of contracting an infectious disease through their work. Health and safety reps have the right to be involved in the...
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Nanotechnology
What is nanotechnology?  What are the hazards associated with it? Nanotechnology is the generic name given to the production or use of very small, or...
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Noise
Noise is of the most widespread and underestimated of workplace hazards. Workers exposed to high noise levels are at risk of suffering permanent noise induced...
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Radiation
Air Quality Standard On the 30th of January 2020, VTHC launched a new standard, highlighting the link between workers health and air quality, as well...
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Vibration
Many types of machinery, equipment and power-driven tools generate intense vibration. This vibration can then be transmitted to the workers who operate them.  There are...
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