Application of Chemical Health Risk Assessment (CHRA) in an industry
Mohd. Fathullah, Ghazli @ Ghazali
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Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2000 requires Chemical Health Risk Assessment (CHRA) to be carried out at all work places where chemical been produced, processed, used, stored, transported, disposed and treated. An employer shall not carry out any work which may expose or is likely to expose any chemical hazardous to health unless he has made written assessment of risks created by the chemical to the health of the employees from adverse health effect due to exposure to the chemicals used at work places. This paper describes how CHRA was conducted in an industry and how to determine the degree of hazard and exposures evaluation in order to identify the risk rating. This CHRA was practiced at a metal company located in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.