Personal Harm from Chemicals

Hazard:

Contact with chemicals

 

Inhalation of chemicals

 

Ingestion of chemicals

Control Methods:

Elimination

 

Instruction

 

Personal Protective Clothing

Persons at Risk:

Delete as appropriate

 

Staff

 

Third Party Contractors

 

Members of the Public

 

Emergency Services

Risk Rating:

3 x 3 = 9

 

Existing Controls:

Insert Details As Introduced

Recommended Controls:

  1. All chemicals are to be assessed before initial use.
  2. All persons handling any chemical are required to refer to the material assessment before the product is used for the first time.
  3. Personal protective clothing detailed by the material assessment is provided and must be worn by all staff at all times when they are handling a hazardous material.
  4. Products which are not on the approved list of chemicals must not be purchased or brought into the business without the prior approval of the Operations Manager.
  5. Chemicals must never be mixed under any circumstances.
  6. Waste must be controlled through being held in sealed bins in the work area and all bins are to be marked to identify their contents.
  7. Specific training should be given to all staff involved in the handling of hazardous materials. This training should establish the definition of a hazardous material.
  8. Hazardous materials must always be kept in their original containers and they must always be kept sealed when they are not being used.
  9. Flammable materials must be held in a locked cabinet when not in use.

 

 

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This information is derived from the Health & Safety Manual and Kit
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