Chemical risk assessments and appropriate risk controls are essential to help minimise harm to human health. The aim of a risk assessment is to evaluate the chemical hazards on site, then to remove or minimise the level of risk. This can be achieved through adding the appropriate control measures and the provision of personal protective equipment to safeguard workers.
Ansell and Chemwatch have partnered together to provide a combined chemical expertise in chemicals management and workplace chemical safety solutions. Every company is different and so is every worker. That is why we aim to understand the needs and requirements of individual companies who are working with hazardous substances.
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Expertise in how to best work with chemicals is not something that occurs overnight. It takes years of knowledge and practical understanding. It requires test data and experimentation to know what can occur when using hazardous substances, why it occurs, and how to prevent lasting harm.
Chemwatch has been in the chemicals management game for over 30 years, and in that time has amassed a database of over 12 million safety data sheets (SDS). These allow data points such as physical and chemical properties, GHS classifications, and precautionary statements to be easily accessible for generating risk assessments.
As well as understanding how chemicals may cause harm, Ansell is at the frontier of protection science. Their expert knowledge of chemical permeation testing and barrier materials helps protect customers worldwide from occupational diseases caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Whilst a knowledge of chemical hazards is critically important, understanding the risks they present is vital. Risk is the probability and degree to which a person will be harmed or experience adverse health effects as a result of exposure to a hazard. Controlling exposures to chemical hazards and toxic substances will help protect workers.
Ansell manufactures an extensive range of chemical protective clothing and gloves to help prevent exposure to hazardous chemicals.
To understand when a hazard requires PPE or other risk controls, Chemwatch can generate unique and personalised safety assessments using our Risk Assessment tool. In turn, these risk assessments can reduce injury and illness, regulatory compliance, and improve worker safety.
Health and safety regulations are put in place to safeguard the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers to protect workers.
Workplaces have a responsibility to store, handle, and label chemicals according to the regulations enforced in their respective jurisdictions. Chemwatch’s database covers over 3 million chemicals and hazardous substances, and incorporates more than 7,500 regulatory lists from 90+ countries. Combined, this covers the ins and outs of chemical safety regulations, from storage and labelling, to distribution and transport obligations.
Employers have an obligation to provide sufficient, well-maintained PPE, as well as training workers on how to use PPE effectively. Everything Ansell does begins and ends with safety, from their people to their products. Ansell can provide GUARDIAN on-site assessments which help with injury reduction, reduced cost to protect, increased compliance as well as PPE portfolio complexity reduction.
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well-being. The world’s need for better protection never stops, so Ansell is constantly researching, developing and investing to manufacture and distribute cutting edge product innovation and technology, marketed under well-known brands that customers trust. Operating in two main business segments, Industrial and Healthcare, Ansell is the market leader that continues to grow, employing 14,000 people worldwide. With operations in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, EMEA and Asia Pacific, customers in more than 100 countries around the world trust Ansell and its protection solutions.
For more information about Ansell products, visit www.ansell.com
Chemwatch is a world leader in the chemicals management space. With over 30 years’ experience, they specialize in chemical safety across a range of sectors, including education, healthcare, mining, governments and manufacturing. An international company headquartered in Australia, Chemwatch has offices throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Chemwatch offers their clients access to over 120 million SDS and support in over 90 countries, with access to 48 languages. They also provide a range of other services, including:
For more information about Chemwatch products, visit www.chemwatch.net