Chemical & Health Risk Assessments
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 and its subsidiary Regulations, employers are obliged to exercise a duty of care for their employees for relevant environmental, safety and industrial hygiene matters. In particular, the Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000 place duties on employers to protect their employees from the adverse effects of chemicals.
To comply with such requirements, the employer is required to identify, evaluate and control any health risk associated with routine workplace activities involving the use of chemicals (i.e. during production, processing handling, storage, transport, disposal and treatment).
The requirement to perform an assessment of workplace health risks arising from the use of chemicals is mandatory, since employers must not carry out any work which may expose any employees to any chemicals hazardous to health, unless a written assessment of the risk (USECHH Reg.2000 Part IV (2)) has been conducted by an assessor (i.e. a person appointed by the employer and registered with the Director General of Occupational Safety and Health OSHA 1994 (USECHH Reg.2000 Part I (2)).
To enable you to fulfil your requirements, ESI have at your disposal a team of highly qualified and professional consultants with vast experience in chemical risk assessment and who are registered with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) as CHRA assessors and industrial hygiene specialists.
Our consultants are able to identify hazardous chemicals and their associated exposures, health effects and risks, plus the actions necessary at the workplace to ensure compliance with DOSH procedures and protocols.