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What to look for environmental safety?

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Key Points:

  1. Similar to workplace safety, environmental safety could also be underestimated by most people.

  2. Some of the best practices to prevent diseases, such as avoiding contact of wild animals, using insect repellent, avoiding extreme weathers, etc., can also be considered to prevent environmental safety issues.

Workplace is one important area of environmental safety. Other areas include home safety, neighbourhood safety, travel safety, etc.

For workplace safety, you can look at another article:

Since workplace safety covers nearly all risks that can happen from the environment, here we quote the most important information from "CCOHS - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety". Here is a list of environmental risks that could happen to you:

For home safety, neighbourhood safety and travel safety, etc. the potential risk factors are not quite the same:

  1. Biological Hazards: This can happen anywhere when you have contact with animals.

  2. Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Exposures to dust and molds can happen anywhere, while infectious diseases can happen when you go out in the neighbourhood or during travel.

  3. Physical Agents: This can happen in your neighbourhood or during travel.

  4. Chemicals and Materials: Radon gas could be in your basement, lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials that contain lead corrode, there also could be contamination in your neighbourhood or during travel.

  5. Safety Hazards: If there is any construction site during your neighbourhood, there could be potential risks. During winter, you could be hurt by falling ice, or slip when you walk on ice or snow.

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