OSHA has multiple general and industry-specific standards which pertain to specific aspects of chemical safety, such as chemical hazard communication, permissible exposure limits and associated guidance, chemical sampling obligations, and requirements for specific hazard controls.
For example, The Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) brought out the Responsible Care Initiative. This initiative, initially started in Canada, is a commitment on behalf of the chemical industry to continuously improve health, safety and environmental standards and to respond to public concerns.
Reading container labels, material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and safe-work instructions before you handle a chemical; Using specified personal protective equipment (PPE) that may include chemical-splash goggles, a respirator, safety gloves, apron, steel-toed shoes, safety glasses with side shields, etc. Ensure the PPE fits properly and you are trained in its use.
The chemical manufacturing industry, along with product manufacturers, brands and retailers, all play a distinct and essential role in product safety. Under Responsible Care, ACC members must understand how product manufacturers will use chemical materials, and provide specific guidance and instruction on how to handle chemicals safely, as well as appropriate uses.
A chemical hazard can be considered as any chemical agent that may compromise water safety or suitability, as shown in Table 5.1. Table 5.1: Examples of chemical hazards that may occur in drinking-water supply systems.
In the chemical process, the analysis may stop at the identification of failure in elementary devices such as pumps and valves (Stoessel, 2008). 3.1.2 Types of hazards in the chemical industry Workplace hazards are divided into six general types, and these are (Workplace safety Australia, 2007): Physical hazards Chemical hazards Biological hazards Radiation hazards Ergonomic hazards, and.
An Illustrative Example of a CSR Part 1: Introductory Note with advice on preparing your chemical safety report 5 1. INTRODUCTION The Chemical Safety Report (CSR) is a central element of the REACH process and is essential for compliance with registration requirements. It is the key source of information for extended Safety Data Sheets.
It is time that we deliberate on occupational health and safety in chemical industries in transitional economies. As new industries develop, existing industries expand, and new technology is introduced, the environment is increasingly placed at risk and hazards to human health arise.