Hazardous Substances Risk Assessments
Hazardous substances have the potential to harm the health or safety of employees and contractors in the workplace.
Hazardous substance risk assessment involves the assessment of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.
These assessments can include:
- Measurement of dusts, mist or vapours arising from the use of hazardous substances
- The observation of work practices to assess the potential routes of exposure other than by inhalation (such as ingestion and absorption), workplace controls and PPE used to limit exposures
- The measurement of decomposition products (gases, fumes, mists) arising from the use of hazardous substances.
- Recomendations to control exposure of workers to the contaminate of concern
Significant penalties exist for organisations that fail to comply with industry regulations and working with Health Safety Environment Australia can assist in ensuring that your business complies with the regulations to identify processes and controls that can be implemented to reduce the exposure or potential exposure in any workplace.
A Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment conducted by Health Safety Environment Australia can:
- Identify any hazardous substances
- Assess the risks associated with each substance
- Control the risks
- Review processes
- Develop and review implementation programs