HAZCHEM Alert: assessing health risks to your workers

WALTER INGLES | January 17, 2019 | 162 views

Trying to identify and assess how hazardous chemicals could impact the health of your workers can initially seem daunting, so we’ve put together a three-step method to get you started. This blog will help you prepare a chemical hazard profile to determine the potential exposure of your workers to hazardous substances. Use it as the base of a chemical risk assessment and a tool for flagging individual workgroups (or work areas) for chemical exposure testing and control measures.

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Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

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Why chemical characterization is the best way to assess patient risk

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How Chemical Companies Benefit from the Experience Economy

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To feel or experience from a business engagement started with customer experience mainly in the consumer products business. Today it has extended to even knowledge industries like the chemical industry where experiencing or feeling can be leveraged to include all stake holders from customers primarily to employees to supply chain people & suppliers and all else. With digital technologies this has become easier than before. The benefits from promoting the ‘feel’ or ‘experience’ emotion could be multifarious for the chemical industry as described in this article.

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