Presentation on theme: "Production planning - 1 - An Introduction to CoSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations,2004)"— Presentation transcript:
Production planning An Introduction to CoSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations,2004)
Production planning Agenda: Welcome to Bentley Motors Personal Introduction What is CoSHH Six Step Process Your ESCAPE Route Questions - 2 -
Production planning Substances & mixtures classified as dangerous under CHIP – ( Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2008 ) Substances with WELs (Workplace exposure limits) Biological agents Some dusts, especially in high concentrations Other substances of comparable hazard What is a hazardous substance under the Regulations?
Production planning Eliminate or reduce risks from hazardous substances This is achieved by: Risk assessment Control measures Information, training and supervision What must an employer do?
Production planning Take reasonable care of our own safety and not endanger others Cooperate with our employer Make full and proper use of control measure What must an employee do?
Production planning Identify the hazardous substance(s) eg ◦ Chemicals ◦ Biological materials ◦ Mixtures ◦ Proprietary products Step 1 : Risk Assessment for CoSHH
Production planning New International Hazard Symbols Step 1 : Risk Assessment for CoSHH Danger Flammable Oxidiser Explosive Corrosive Compresse d Liquid/Gas Aquatic Toxicity Warning Sensitiser, Carcinogen, Mutagen
Production planning Use available data eg. ◦ Data sheets & labels ◦ Workplace exposure limits (WELs) ◦ On-line databases ◦ Previous experience & publications (Especially for novel products) Step 1: Other sources of information
Production planning Staff Students Others Consider their current training (if any) and their background Step 1 Decide who is at risk and how
Production planning Inhalation Skin or eye contamination Ingestion Injection how Step 1: Decide who is at risk and how
Production planning in proportion to risk. Control exposure in proportion to risk. Personal protective equipment should be a last resort as the prime means of control Step 2: Decide on Control Measures ?
Production planning Replace substance with a safer alternative Eg use a lower hazard disinfectant rather than bleach (irritant) if it will do the job adequately Step 3: Use of Control Measures (1)
Production planning Use the material in a safer form eg: ◦ Use water-based paint instead of solvent-based paint ◦ Buy hazardous materials in pre-weighed sachets rather than having to measure & make-up from bulk quantities Step 3: Use of Control Measures (2)
Production planning Control the operation eg ◦ Isolate the work ◦ Control at source Fume cupboard Local exhaust ventilation ◦ Reduce the number of workers ◦ Reduce the frequency Step 3: Use of Control Measures (3)
Production planning Personal protective equipment as a last resort: ◦ Protects only the worker & not others in the room ◦ Training & maintenance required ◦ Often not very comfortable Step 3: Use of Control Measures (4)
Production planning Preparation phase(eg weighing out) The process itself Safe waste disposal Emergency procedures –Spillage –Fire –First aid Step 4: Develop safe working procedures
Production planning Information Instruction Training Supervision This will include the procedures themselves and what to do in an emergency Step 5: Staff & Students must have adequate:
Production planning Are the control measures adequate? Are they working correctly? Is everyone aware of how to use them? Have you the necessary equipment to deal with an emergency or malfunction? Step 6: Check and review:
Production planning Your ESCAPE Route from Dangerous Substances E liminate S ubstitute C ontrol A nd P revent E xposure
Production planning Your ESCAPE Route from Dangerous Substances ELIMINATE Can you stop using the substance? Can you use a different method? Do you need to use Caustic Soda if elbow grease will do? Dangerous Substance Yes Prevent Exposure No Next Step Substitute
Production planning Your ESCAPE Route from Dangerous Substances SUBSTITUE Can you use a safe alternative? Can you use a safer method? Do you need to used Chemical Cleaners if soap & water will do the job? Dangerous Substance Yes Prevent Exposure No Next Step Control Eliminate No
Production planning Your ESCAPE Route from Dangerous Substances CONTROL Can you use separate people from the substance? Can you reduce exposure Can you contain the process in a sealed vessel? Dangerous Substance Yes Prevent Exposure No Next Step Control Eliminate No Substitute
Production planning Your ESCAPE Route from Dangerous Substances Dangerous Substance Yes Prevent Exposure Eliminate Substitute No Control Yes
Production planning Summary Exposure to Dangerous Substances: Kills thousands of workers Causes disease in millions of others Is illegal Is preventable
Production planning Thank You For Your Attention Any Questions
Production planning OTHER SYMBOLS YOU MIGHT SEE WHAT DO THEY MEAN? – WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
Production planning FLAMMABLE EXPLOSIVE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT IRRITANT / HARMFUL TOXIC HIGHLY FLAMMABLE CORROSIVE OXIDISING BIOLOGICAL AGENTVERY TOXIC