If your company works with potentially hazardous chemical substances, then you have to be extremely careful! Because one little error can lead to:
· your employees falling gravely ill or becoming badly injured; or
· your equipment becoming written off.
So in order to help you deal with potentially hazardous chemical substances in the workplace, here are 2 vital steps you have to follow...
Step#1: Identify all substances in the workplace
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The first step would be to identify all substances that are used when performing any task in your workplace.
To do this:
· go through inventory and stock lists;
· look at all areas where substances are used or stored;
· consider what substances may be let off as intermediates; and
· look into any substances that can be let off by working on certain areas. An example could be asbestos from buildings.
Step#2: Look into the risk
If you've identified a potential risk here, you must determine if any hazardous substance has in fact been released into the workplace.
To do this, look for:
· any evidence of splashes of the substance, or any other possible effects associated with the substance in question;
· any evidence of contamination. This includes symptoms experienced by employees; and
· any patterns in previous Health Survey and Occupational Hygiene results.
If you find that one of your employees has been exposed to a hazardous chemical substance, then you must follow this up with medical surveillance.
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Medical surveillance is a legal requirement, so you simply can't afford to go on without understanding what it is.