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Hazard identification is identifying hazards (such as processes or equipment) that could potentially cause harm to people. Hazards associated with plant generally arise from the plant itself and how and where the plant is used. When reviewing machinery and equipment for possible non-mechanical hazards, consider how machines and equipment can affect the area (environment) around them.

This checklist will help in identifying the different types of hazards present in your plant or equipment.

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