Plumber Health and Safety Hazards
Health and safety hazards for plumbers include:
- Exposure to lead, adhesives, solvents, solder, sulphur dioxide, and other toxic substances.
- Histoplasmosis and psittacosis infections from bird droppings.
- Hantavirus from rodent droppings.
- Hazards from working in proximity to flammable or combustible materials.
- Working in awkward positions or performing awkward manual tasks.
- Lifting heavy or awkward objects.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures.
- Working in confined spaces.
- Working at heights.
- Risk of eye injury from flying particles.
- Slips, trips and falls.
- Risk of injury from working with various tools.
- Stress and increased risk of injury from shift work or extended work days.