Health and Safety requires employees to undertake suitable and sufficient risk assessments; part of a risk assessors duties will include assessing the risks imposed by hazardous substances use or stored on site.
Hazardous substances used in the workplace will and often have caused harm to the health of employees and others not directly associated with the activities, where exposure has not been properly controlled. Exposure may cause short or long-term health problems. It can be many years before symptoms become apparent, and even more difficult to relate them back to an individual's historical work activities.
Hazardous substances themselves cover a surprisingly large spectrum of materials, and not all are man-made and many are the result of processes applied to inert materials (i.e. drilling operations). A few common examples are listed below
and many, many other substances.
Examples of the effects of hazardous substances include:
TIRA’s hazardous substances risk assessment guides the the risk assessor through the hazardous substances risk assessment ensuring the risk assessment is undertaken in a plan and systematic way.
Additional Risk Assessment in our TIRA software;
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Below in the image viewer is a few of TIRA's Hazardous Substances Risk Assessment input forms