Chemical Risk Assessment - Queensland Corrective Services

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QUEENSLAND CORRECTIVE SERVICES
ADMINISTRATIVE FORM – CHEMICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
Availability: Public
Implement Date: 3 December 2009
Refer procedure – Community Service Projects
Chemical Risk Assessment – (insert product name)
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Location: Graffiti removal project
Product name: Mineral turpentine
Is product identified as a hazardous substance/dangerous good on MSDS? Yes
If yes, are there alternatives available that would eliminate the need for the chemical? No
If No, has an alternative product been sourced which is environmentally friendly and not a hazardous
substance/dangerous good? No
List alternative product name: ____________________
6. Describe process when using product: Chemical is transported in the GRP trailer and stored out of direct sunlight in a well
ventilated area away from other chemicals. Mineral turpentine is used as a paint thinner or brush cleaner. It is used straight from
the bottle into the paint or another container where the paint brushes are cleaned.
7. Complete the below table
Task: Various
Chemical use
Transporting
Routes of Exposure
(inhalation/ingestion/skin
or eye contact)
Eye Skin
Assessment Team: e.g. WPH&S officer, District Manager
Health
Effect
Irritation
Suppliers recommended controls and
Current safety measures
Eyes: Hold eyelids open and rinse
continuously with clean running water for at
least fifteen minutes. Seek medical attention.
Date:
Risk to health
still exists?
Yes/No/Not sure
No
All staff involved in graffiti
removal are to be informed
and provided suitable
training about chemicals.
All participants are
supplied PPCE.
Skin: remove contaminated clothing and wash
thoroughly with soap and water. Seek medical
Administrative Form - Chemical Risk Assessment
106746220
Action required
(Additional PPCE, air
monitoring etc)
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attention
Safety measures: minor use – safety goggles
and PVC or natural rubber gloves. Larger
quantities or if sprayed – use chemical
resistant safety goggles, gloves and overalls
may be required. In confined spaces use air
supplied breathing apparatus.
Decanting
Inhalation & Skin & Eye
Contact
Rinsing
Inhalation & Skin & Eye
Contact
8. Spill containment action required: remove workers from affected area. Wear protective equipment as specified for handling.
Cover with absorber. Sweep up and collect in sealable containers. Dispose to approved land-fill.
9. Disposal instructions: Where possible return to supplier. Otherwise dispose by controlled incineration or approved land-fill.
10. Fire/Explosion control: Flammable. Sealed containers may explode if heated. Extinguish using foam or carbon dioxide.
11. Fire Extinguisher type:
12. Storage requirements (if classified as dangerous good): N/A
Administrative Form - Chemical Risk Assessment
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