Potential Hazards In Residential Care Home

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In this essay I will be looking at and explain the potential hazards in a residential care home for the elderly. Despite the elderly being vulnerable and fragile it is also important to look out for potential hazards which can cause harm to the elderly or to the staff who are working there. I will be looking at the range of hazards present in different categories for example in the physical environment, working conditions, substances etc… According to the Canadian centre for occupational health and safety from 1997-2014 at 16th September 2015 http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/hazard_risk.html with date accessed on 18/09/15, this source states the following in relation to the definition of a hazard, a hazard according to this source

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