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Consulting about a hazardous substances risk assessment.
Workers must be informed of the hazards of the chemical and trained in emergency and first aid procedures.
Engineering controls include ventilation systems, automatic systems, enclosed systems or other engineering measures that contain the hazardous substance or limits workers' exposure.
The business must ensure PPE has been chosen to suit the task and the worker, is readily available, clean and in good condition, and that workers use it when required.
During the walk-through inspection it's important to read the labels on the chemical containers and also check the Material Safety Data Sheet to see if the substance being used is hazardous.
Staged photo. Do you think the ear plug is far enough in to be really effective? Does the mask need pinching around the nose to be more effective? For what type of task would the eye protection be necessary?
All ventilation controls need to be inspected and tested at regular intervals to ensure continued effectiveness.
A more detailed assessment by an occupational hygienist may include measuring the levels of a hazardous substance in the air to see if exposure standards are likely to be exceeded.
Workers have a duty to wear the PPE provided, for those tasks where they have been instructed to wear it.
A label stating the substance is toxic, which must be taken into account in the risk assessment and controls implemented.
If the substance is also categorised as dangerous goods further requirements may apply, for example, for storage, transport and signage.