Risk management for contact hazards at work

Working with hazardous substances, handling risky situations, and having direct contact with people outside your organization, such as customers or patients, present unique challenges in the workplace. Here are some essential tips for managing these risks and ensuring your safety.

1. Handling hazardous substances

Working with hazardous substances requires special precautions.

  • Follow safety protocols: Always adhere to established safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Use personal protective equipment: Always wear the required protective gear, such as gloves, goggles, or masks.

2. Managing risky situations

In situations with a risk of serious accidents, caution is key.

  • Stay always alert: Be aware of your surroundings and potential hazards.
  • Undergo training: Ensure you are trained to handle emergencies and know what to do in case of an accident.

3. Interacting with external persons

Direct contact with people outside your organization carries its own risks.

  • Maintain hygiene: Especially in health care or service sectors, good hygiene is essential.
  • Protect your personal boundaries: Maintain a safe distance and be conscious of your own safety during interactions.

4. Stay informed and aware

Being well-informed is crucial for risk management.

  • Stay up-to-date: Follow the latest developments and guidelines in your field.
  • Share knowledge and experiences: Exchange experiences and tips with colleagues to help and inform each other.

5. Use the right tools and equipment

The right tools can make a difference in working safely.

  • Check your equipment: Ensure that all equipment and tools are in good condition and functioning properly.
  • Report problems immediately: If there is an issue with safety equipment, report it right away.


Managing risks of contact with hazardous substances, situations, and people requires constant attention and caution. By taking appropriate measures and staying alert to potential dangers, you can contribute to a safer work environment for yourself and your colleagues. Remember that your safety always comes first.

Your well-being is our priority!

At our organisation, you are never alone. Whether you have something on your mind, a question or just need a listening ear, you can always make a report anonymously or contact HR or a confidential advisor. You can do this via the menu in the Bevoy app. Because your well-being is our priority!