The work environment, regardless of the work being done, impacts on employees’ health and safety. Protecting the health and safety of workers will, in the majority of work situations, require an examination of the task, the equipment and substances used, and the hazards and assessed risks involved.

This topic looks at the working environment itself, and covers the working space, how it is heated, ventilated, lit and cleaned, and the facilities which must be provided for employees and others to accommodate their personal needs.

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