As there are a large number of chemicals used in industry, and only a small number have occupational exposure limits, assessing the risk posed by most workplace chemicals can be challenging, particularly for small businesses.
To address this challenge, researchers from Ryerson University, along with representatives from unions, health and safety associations and industry partners formed a research team to develop a range of free tools to help small businesses assess chemical hazards and risks.
The latest tool called CHAP-Risk has just been released! This tool allows businesses to undertake a simple risk assessment of the chemicals they use. The tool uses information from the safety data sheet of a chemical along with details on how the chemical is used to calculate a risk level and provide a recommended control approach.
All of the CHAP tools are available for free download from: https://www.ryerson.ca/chemical-hazard-assessment-prioritization/
PSHSA was happy to support this project as a member of the Project Reference Group (PRG).