Fatality Notice: IHSA has learned of two separate fatalities this week: One involved a millwright and the other a utility employee. One workplace fatality in any year is one too many, regardless of the sector, industry, or occupation. Please pause all work for a safety moment and re-establish a commitment to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

Physical Hazards


They may not always be obvious, but many workers are exposed to physical hazards on a regular basis. Things like noise and heat may seem like just another part of the job, but they can lead to serious health conditions and need to be controlled. Use the resources below to protect yourself and your workers from the common physical hazards many of us encounter at the workplace.


Cold Stress and Controls


Heat Stress and Controls


Noise and Controls


Sun/Radiation Exposure and Controls


Other Physical Hazards and Controls


Last Updated: February 8, 2021

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