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of the earthquake (human and geographical), followed by the preparation and recovery of the disaster. Furthermore we look at how we could vastly improve the countries preparedness and ability to cope with this cataclysm. Nature of the natural hazard: On Tuesday, 12th January 2010, a powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti. An estimated 3 million people were affected by the quake, approximately 222,570 people were killed, and more than 300,000 people were injured from the disaster...

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Environmental Hazards

Environmental Hazards December 6, 2012 Environmental hazards can have many effects to one’s health. It has the potential to threaten the surroundings of a natural environment and harmfully affect people’s health. It can cause health issues to plants, minerals, or animals. Some hazards have the potential to be poisonous to the environment. Some examples are oil spills, which can cause fish or any animal living in the water to die. There are earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods. Environmental hazards are...

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hazard and risk

Assigned Task 9 - Hazards and risks Briefly describe a situation in your care work when you have recently been involved in an activity with a child that involved either: moving and handling (such as a wheelchair) hazardous and non-hazardous equipment and materials (such as a craft session, cookery group, assisting someone with hygiene needs or administering medication). Any setting or activity carries a level of risk. By identifying and reducing risks in advance, full use can be made of the setting...

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environmental hazards

wide variety of natural and human-induced hazards and disasters. Phenomena such as floods, extreme wind speeds, earthquakes, mudslides, droughts, wildfires, pest plagues, air and water pollution cause extensive losses to livelihoods and property, and claim many lives. This study attempts to bring to light disasters or hazards, there examples, as well draw attention to the challenges faced by the government of Zambia in controlling the disasters or hazards and Conclude with suggested possible solutions...

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Four Hazards

The Four Hazards The Four Hazards Samantha De Zee Environmental Science Natural Hazards: Cultural, Biological, Physical and Chemical An altogether diverse viewpoint is carried into center as we think as of a portion of the natural perils that go hand in hand with streamlined development and concentrated farming. A portion of the most hazardous dangers in this planet are the conclusion of perfectly voluntary conduct---specifically, smoking tobacco and taking part in unsafe sexual movement...

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Environmental Hazards

Environmental Hazards Environmental hazards consist of cultural, biological, physical, and chemical hazards (Wright, Boorse, 2014). With a wide array of other hazards in each category there is plenty to choose from and makes one wonder why we continue to survive among so many potential hazards. I will be focusing on one type of hazard from each category to show what threats there are and a way to combat the threat. One example of a cultural hazard is smoking which accounts for over 400,000 deaths...

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Risks and Hazards

In sport we are always faced with risks and hazards; some that we may not even be aware of…! What is a risk? A risk is linked to the chance of someone being harmed by a potential hazard. Risks are often categorised as how likely they are to happen. What is a hazard? A hazard is a potential factor where an individual can get hurt by. A hazard is grouped into 3: 1. Equipment 2. Environment 3. Personal Equipment When exercising an individual may possibly get hurt if they did not...

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Hazards, Risks, and Outcomes

Hazards, risks, outcomes The terminology used in OSH varies between states, but generally speaking: • A hazard is something that can cause harm if not controlled. • The outcome is the harm that results from an uncontrolled hazard. • A risk is a combination of the probability that a particular outcome will occur and the severity of the harm involved. “Hazard”, “risk”, and “outcome” are used in other fields to describe e.g. environmental damage, or damage to equipment. However, in...

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Hazards in the Healthcare Workplace

Hazards in the healthcare Workplace Hazards is anything that can cause harm or injury to someone, hazards are everywhere, some hazards cannot be eliminated complete, but it can be substitute to something less dangerous, and reduce the risk of injuries or accident. Most of the hazards can be preventable. To prevent an accident to happen, first the hazards must be identified, once the hazards were identified, assess the risks, for example who is at risks and what can be done to eliminate the hazards...

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Hierachy of Hazard Control

Hierarchy of Control The Hierarchy of Control is a list of control measures, in priority order, that can be used to eliminate or minimise exposure to the hazard. It consists of two levels Consider elimination before all other options. LEVEL 1 1st Priority Elimination of Hazard LEVEL 2 Minimisation Options which substantially reduce the risk. 2nd Priority Substitution 3rd Priority Engineering 4th Priority Administration Last Priority P.P.E. From “Officewise”, Comcare Many employers start...

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