Faculty of Engineering Activity or Experiment-Based Risk Assessment Form Department: Division of Bioengineering Name of Experiment/Activity: Location: E3A-07-02 Name of Person in-charge: Last Review Date: Handling of Acids (inorganic, organic, nonoxidizing) Name of PI: Next Review Date: 1. Hazard Identification No. 1 Dr. Dieter Trau Task Hazards 2. Risk Evaluation & Control Possible Consequences Existing Risk Control (if any) To Take / use: Acidic, corrosive, Damage of Use correct acid out of Partially equipment by pipetting storage bottle, to evaporative or vapor or liquid equipment dilute and por- fuming, form. Work apart sen- tioning them, add development of Irritation and or sitive equipment. small amounts to heat causing damage of skin. Wear full personal experimental eruptive Partially protecttive equip- sample evaporation, destruction of ment especially irritant or harmful mucous safety goggles + to mucous membrane acid resistant membranes gloves Mix slow and carefully with other reagents S L R 1 2 3 Additional / New Risk Control S L R Action By Deadline 2 To dispose Acidic, corrosive, Damage of Use correct acidic waste and Partially equipment by pipetting unused acid evaporative or vapor or liquid equipment fuming, form. Work apart development of Irritation and or sensitive heat causing damage of skin. equipment. eruptive 1 2 3 Wear full personal evaporation, Partially protective irritant or harmful destruction of equipment to mucous mucous especially safety membranes membrane goggles + acid Might react with resistant gloves. other substances, Mix slow and be dangerous to carefully with other environment reagents Dispose only in designated bottles for aqueous acid and base waste, collect for professional dispose. Conducted by: (Name, designation) Sebastian Beyer PhD student Signature: Date: Approved by: (Name, designation) Signature: 5 February 2009 Date: Dr. Dieter Trau Risk Assessment Matrix Likelihood Severity Minor Moderate Major Remote (1) Occasional (2) Frequent (3) 1 2 3 2 4 6 3 6 9 (1) (2) (3) Severity Categories Level Human (Impact to Physical Being) Biological Impact Environmental Damage Property Damage (S$) (1) Minor No Injury or light injury requiring only first aid treatment (MC < 4 days MC) Any injury/ill health leading to ≥ 4 days MC or ≥ 1 day hospitalisation or leads to temporary disability May not cause human disease, if does, the disease is unlikely to spread to the community and there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available; Reversible Up to $5,000 Can cause severe human disease, not ordinarily spread by casual contact from one individual to another; it may spread to the community, but there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available Reversible but takes years $5,001 to $50,000 Fatality, permanent Disability or life threatening disease Can cause lethal human disease, may be readily transmitted from one individual to another, or from animal to human or vice-versa directly or indirectly, or casual contact, it may spread to the community; usually no effective prophylaxis or treatment available Irreversible More than $50,000 (2) Moderate (3) Major Likelihood Categories Level (1) Remote (2) Possible (3) Frequent Events Frequency Undesired event which may occur but unlikely, once in 5 years Undesired event which is probable, once in a year Undesired event which probably occur in most circumstances, once or more in a month Risk Level and Acceptability Criteria Risk Score Risk Level Acceptability of Risk <3 Low Risk Acceptable Medium Risk Moderately Acceptable 3–4 Recommended Actions No additional risk control measures required. To continue to monitor to ensure risk do not escalate to higher level. Acceptable to carry out the work activity; however, task need to be reviewed to bring risk level to As Low As Reasonably Practicable. Interim control measures such as administrative controls can be implemented. Supervisory oversight required. Job must not be carried out until risk level is brought to at least medium risk level. >4 High Risk Not Acceptable Risk controls should not be overly dependant on personal protective equipment. Controls measures should focus on Elimination, substitution and engineering controls. Immediate Management intervention required to ensure risk being brought down to at least medium level before work can be commenced.