Select the RISK ASSESSMENT tab And WORKPLACE SPECIFIC ChemFFX - Risk Assessment
Recommendation: print a copy of the MSDS for which you plan to do a Risk Assessment you will then have a reference in front of you containing warnings, Risk codes and phrases needed to make informed selections during this process. From your Manifest Tree, Select the ‘Store / location’ from which you will chose a material upon which to perform the Risk Assessment
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Store selected is highlighted Red Explanation of Buttons in list below. Status of Risk Assessments done for this Store
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Select the button next to Material for which to do a risk assessment
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment chemical selected Before Proceeding with this Risk Assessment, check existing Hazards for this material
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment See Risk Codes etc already in place for the material selected these will appear on your MSDS Select CLOSE to go back to previous screen chemical selected Identifies Hazards for this material
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Definitions / explanations of these phrases follow in the next screen Select ADD To create new Risk Assessment chemical selected
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Type of Exposure – “AFTER” Continuous release/emission - where the total time the worker is exposed to the substance / contaminant is greater than three (3) hours, but less than / equal to eight (8) hours. Intermittent release/emission - where the total time the worker is exposed to the substance / contaminant is less than / equal to three (3) hours for the day Spill/accident – exposure is limited to unusual events During maintenance - One off exposure where the total time the worker is exposed to the substance / contaminant is less than / equal to fifteen (15) minutes for the day. Scale of use: – Minor Domestic - Small scale, infrequent use – Laboratory - Small scale, frequent use – Industrial/Commercial - Large scale, at any frequency of use
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Select ONE of these options:- continuous release/emission Intermittent release/emission You can ALSO choose either or both of these options:- spill/accident during maintenance (Takes you to another screen for level of assessment, see next screen)
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment On previous screen Choosing either: continuous release/emission Intermittent release/emission Brings you to this screen Select from these 3 options Then OK to return to previous screen
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment NOTE: from choices already made, the ‘system’ has selected PPE RECS Personal Protective Equipment is required on this Risk Assessment Click on the PPE RECS Red button to view the options chosen and add extra, if required
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Click on “CHEMWATCH RECOMMENDATIONS” to see default options Click on “OWN RECOMMENDATIONS” to see Chemwatch recommendations and make your own alterations/additions See Mandatory PPE Recommendations for this material
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Check List = Back to original checklist Respiratory = options for Respiratory PPE required Clothing = options for PPE Clothing required Gloves = options for PPE Gloves required Glasses = options for PPE Glasses required Others = type other options for PPE required Note also, the Risk Codes selected for this material indicating the type of Filter required. Select “BACK” button to return to previous screen
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Control Measures: Ventilation Natural - no mechanical ventilation; windows/vents at opposite ends of the building General - mechanical ventilation, such as air conditioning Local - mechanical ventilation at specific work area, such as an exhaust fan, fume hood or air jet to absorb fumes. Other options: Isolated process - a barrier or remote control system between the chemical and the worker Enclosed - chemicals completely sealed off from worker PPE RECS (as shown on previous screens in the presentation)
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment You can choose to have the system “Auto-assess” (automatically finish the assessment) from the choices already made or ‘Self-assess’ at this point.
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Once selections made click on ‘OK’ to complete the Risk Assessment ** Your Risk Assessment is valid for 5 years as is your MSDS. If the Risk assessment is done during the final year that the MSDS is valid it too will expire when the MSDS does. **
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment These coloured boxes indicate the Risk Conclusions. Click to open See the material we chose has a green Arrow tick indicating a Risk Assessment has been done:
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Click Yellow box(right) to see (left) risk conclusions for this material To add notes, click the red box beside your material for a notes screen
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment This is the notes screen Select ADD to Open another box for your notes
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment This is the notes screen
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment Select ‘X’ to return to Stores material list Your notes appear here! And on your copy of this Risk Assessment (below PPE Recommendations) This is the notes screen
ChemFFX - Risk Assessment To Print: Go back into the Check List by clicking on green tick.
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