Hazard Exposure

Published: | Updated: May 12, 2017

Definition - What does Hazard Exposure mean?

Hazard exposure is a state of being in which a person or a group of people remain in an imminent risk of danger. Such dangers are related to the workplace health safety and environment or day to day life.

Safeopedia explains Hazard Exposure

Hazards are dangers or potential sources of dangers which pose direct threat to a single person or to a group of people’s health and safety. Hazard exposures are threats when there are no protective measures taken. For example, an electrical distribution board is an electrocution hazard. If it is protected by a cover, locked out and a safety warning placed on it, its risk is reduced and it poses fewer hazards. Employees need to be protected from any kind of hazard exposure at all times. Hierarchy of hazard control provides a guideline for the management to safeguard employees from the hazard exposure, including which has to be knocked out first.

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