There are numerous things to encounter in the workplace or on the jobsite which can be bodily hazards. If you are working under just about any condition, then any of these things can happen to you. We will list some examples for you to consider:
The first bodily hazard is paper cuts. Just kidding, it is injury from machinery. Your clothing or hands or feet can get caught in office machinery or in heavy machinery on the jobsite, and this can lead to broken bones, limbs being torn off, massive bruises or other severe injuries. This is why construction workers and people in the line of heavy machinery operation often do not wear their wedding rings. Fingers and entire hands have been cut off due to a ring being caught on machinery or in some precarious way and the worker is unable to free himself.
The second bodily hazard is simply being gassed out. This tends to occur in the mining industry, though it is theoretically possible to occur on an oil field, in the agricultural industry, or in other locations. When mining, methane levels naturally rise from the earth, especially if the site has been on top of a former landfill (a particularly dangerous and irresponsible move). The methane meter always measures the degree of methane in the air and, once it hits a dangerous mark, mining workers should get out immediately. Any spark of fire or electricity can blow up the entire place, resulting in numerous fatalities.
The third bodily hazard comes from a lack of onsite drug and alcohol testing on any jobsite whatsoever. You see, when workers are under the influence of substance abuse, their judgment is impaired, their safety precautions are forgotten, and their tempers flare up. All of this can lead to a dangerous combination, and both accidents and intentional injuries and fatalities can occur. Onsite drug screening is one of the best ways to prevent this from happening. Workplace drug testing is a proven method of employee evaluation, and it involves hiring a company to do this work for you.
This article has been taken from http://mediscreen.net.au/articles/?p=2127