Chemical Health Risk Assessment (CHRA)
The Chemical Health Risk Assessment (CHRA) is an assessment that has to be conducted arising from the use, handling, storage or transportation of chemicals hazardous to health in their workplace as required by the Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standard of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2000.
CHRA is conducted with the purpose of enabling decisions to be made on appropriate control measures, induction and training of employees, monitoring and health surveillance activities as may be required to protect the health of employees who may be exposed to chemicals hazardous to health at work.
The objective of conducting the CHRA :
- Identify the hazards effect by each chemical substance used, stored, handled or transported.
- Evaluate the exposure of employees to the chemicals hazardous to health, either through inhalation, skin absorption or ingestion.
- Evaluate the adequate the adequacy of existing control measures.
- Summarize the significance of the health risk posed by the chemicals hazardous to health.
- Propose further appropriate control measures to prevent or reduce risks.