Hazard Classification

  • Explosive

  • Health Hazard (Carcinogen/mutagen/tetragen)

  • Toxic

  • Corrosive

  • Oxidising

  • Irritant

  • Harmful

  • Flammable 1

  • Flammable 2

  • Flammable 3

  • Biological

  • Environmentally Damaging

  • Sensitising

How is it used

  • Describe the activity or work process. (Include how long and how often this is carried out and the quantity of substance used)

  • Location of the process being carried out?

Hazardous Substances produced

  • Are any hazardous substances produced by any process. (eg fumes from heating substance)

Who It Might Effect

  • Identify the person at risk:

Hazard Type

  • Gas

  • Vapour

  • Mist

  • Fumes

  • Dust

  • Liquid

  • Solid

  • Other

  • If Other, state the nature of the hazard type?

Route of exposure

  • Inhalation

  • Skin

  • Eyes

  • Ingestion

  • Other

  • If other, state type?

What Controls Are Currently In Place

  • Total enclosure of process

  • Partial enclosure of process

  • General workplace ventilation

  • Wet methods (to control dust)

  • Respiratory protection

  • Eye protection

  • Gloves

  • Protective overalls

  • Rubber apron

  • Other

  • If other, give explanation

General Precautions

  • General precautions and personal protection needed (Consider warning signs, ventilation, work patterns, personal hygiene / cleanliness, protective clothing)

First Aid

  • Eyes

  • Skin

  • Ingestion

  • Inhalation

Chemical Spill

  • Action in case of emergency (Spillage, uncontrolled release, fire)

Environmental

  • What are the environmental implications?

Storage Disposal and transportation Information

  • Storage

  • Disposal

  • Transport

Assessment Of Risk

  • Overall assessment of risk with regard to current usage of this substance

Improvements

  • Are the current controls effective

  • Does the SDS suggest any controls that are not in place

  • Is air monitoring considered appropriate

  • Can the process be re-engineered

  • Has the use of an alternative less dangerous substance been considered

Assessment Review

  • This assessment should be reviewed periodically or it there are any changes in the process.

  • Date of next review

Assessment Completed By

  • Assessor Signature

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