Any workplace hazard that puts you at an immediate risk of death or serious physical harm is considered an imminent danger. It could be a safety hazard—such as a malfunctioning forklift or no guardrail on the loading dock—or it may be a health hazard such as exposure to diesel pollution. These dangers could cause illness, irreversible physical harm and even death. Educate your employees about the definition of imminent dangers in the workplace and illustrate what to do if they notice one with this resource.
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