There are a number of hazards that can create a risk to health and safety in the funeral industry.
The more common hazards include manual tasks, exposure to infectious diseases and hazardous chemicals. Other hazards may include electricity, radiation, confined spaces, noise, plant, psychosocial hazards like occupational violence and harassment, and latex used in gloves.
The purpose of this guide is to provide:
- information on some of these hazards and risks
- control measures for managing these hazards and risks
- information on risk management
- a list of reference materials.