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CHRA MANUAL 2nd EDITION

TABLE OF CONTENT
Page Chapter 1 : Introduction Chapter 2 : Concepts Chapter 3 : Steps in Assessment Chapter 4 : Deciding the Assessor Chapter 5 :Gather Information Chapter 6 : Divide into Work Units Chapter 7 : Determine Degree of Hazard Chapter 8 : Evaluate Exposure Chapter 9 : Control Measures Chapter 10 : Concluding The Assessment Chapter 11 : Action to be taken Chapter 12 : Record Keeping Chapter 13 : Review Assessment References Appendices Forms 1 4 7 10 12 15 17 22 32 37 41 45 46

Department of Occupational Safety & Health, Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia

December 2000

CHRA MANUAL 2nd EDITION

LIST OF APPENDICES & FORMS
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The purpose of this Manual is to provide guidance for assessors to conduct an assessment of the health risks arising from the use, handling, storage or transportation of chemicals hazardous to health at the workplace as required by the Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standard of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2000 [P.U.(A) 131]. This is the revised edition of the 1996 manual. This revision is necessary due to the enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations in 1997 and the Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standard of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations in 2000. Among the changes to the first edition are : • • • • Hazard rating standardized with classification under Occupational Safety and Health (Classification , Packaging and Labelling of Hazardous Chemical) Regulations1997 Changes sequence of t opics and topics now follow closely assessment steps Use of risk matrix to ease risk making decision & to prioritise control actions Additional information e.g toxicological principles, sampling strategies, exposure limits, etc

To keep it up to date, it will be review from time to time I would like to thanks the staffs of the Division of Industrial Health for their effort in the preparation and publication of this Manual.

Director General Depatment of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia

December

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