REHAB THE LAB Eliminate the Hazard John Elias – OHG Consulting
Step 1 – Eliminate the Hazard • The first choice in any safety program is to eliminate the hazard. • Find safer materials • As long as a hazardous material is present there is a risk. Only eliminating the hazard will eliminate the risk • Wait long enough and the risk will be realized.
HIGH RISK CHEMICAL PERMIT • General Information • Chemical, date, teacher • List of hazards associated with chemical and what controls will you have for them • Disposal method for waste and leftover materials • Signatures
Step 2- Reduce the Hazard • Reduce the amount of hazardous materials as much as is reasonably practicable. • There is still a hazard, but because the amount of hazardous materials present is small, the risk will be reduced. • Select the least hazardous materials that will demonstrate the principle and keep amounts to a minimum.