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Hazard Reduction
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1The key hazards involved in interior work and roofing.............................................................1Risk assessment..........................................................................................................................2Prioritizing control needs...........................................................................................................3Control methods.........................................................................................................................3Risk reduction...........................................................................................................................4Fall protection and associated recommendations.......................................................................5Prevention through design (PtD).................................................................................................5CONCLUSION...............................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONHazard reduction and assessment is defined as the technique to assess and minimize thehazardous risk so that life and property related damages can be avoided (Zhang, Boukamp &Teizer, 2015). The report will analyse the vulnerabilities and hazards at construction site ofAcme general contractors Inc. and will provide the suitable prevention strategies on the basis ofrisk assessment.The key hazards involved in interior work and roofingACTIVITYHAZARDSDESCRIPTIONRoofingFall riskDuring roofing process fallthrough roof opening or slopeas well as fall of objects arequite common hazards atconstruction siteArnold, A.(2016)..Electrical hazardsThe electrical lines as well asthe defective operation ofpower tools used in roofingcan cause severe electricalhazards.Risk related to harmfuland hot substancesIn built up roofing process hotmaterial such as asphalt isused. The mishandling of suchharmful substances can causeburning as well as other skinallergies (Zhou, Goh & Li,2015).Interior workFire riskThe use of power tools or theaccidental fire from theinflammable or chemicalcompounds can cause severdamages and significant losses1
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